Golden Whilster in Aranda

To: Canberra birds <>
Subject: Golden Whilster in Aranda
From: John Layton <>
Date: Mon, 31 May 2021 10:20:20 +0000

Mid-afternoon, today, I was sitting with friends in an Aranda garden when we noticed a mature male Golden Whistler perched atop a bare apricot tree. I suddenly remembered reading that a sharp report such as the crack of a stockwhip would cause a Golden Whistler to burst into song. Accordingly, I picked up a piece of timber fence paling and whacked against the brick barbie. It produced a satisfyingly loud report, but the stupid bird sprang skywards and sped away without voicing a single note. L


John Layton



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