A short drive around the Corner (5)

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Subject: A short drive around the Corner (5)
From: Mark Clayton <>
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2019 00:39:03 +0000

Ha ha, very good Philip!


On 25/10/2019 11:34 am, Philip Veerman wrote:

Ticks being


1              an addition of a new warbler to your life bird list, or

2              those itching arachnids.


From: Geoffrey Dabb [m("","gdabb");">]
Sent: Friday, 25 October, 2019 10:49 AM
To: m("","canberrabirds");">
Subject: [canberrabirds] A short drive around the Corner (5)


On Sunday morning there was a Big Day for honeyeaters streaming down past the tip of Green Cape.  Below right is my not very successful attempt to photograph a few with the lighthouse in background.  The chap at left is giving serious thought to the challenge of flying across Disaster Bay. In the couple of hours I was there a thousand or so passed through, most flocks doing a few circuits around the cliff-top before setting off, some perching on or in the low scrubby bushes. In other parts of the world there are famous places where small birds are funnelled down to a tip of land as a take-off point, such as Cape May, New Jersey, where warblers gather before flying across Delaware Bay.  That has a lighthouse, too.  You can also get ticks there, like at Green Cape.



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