Re: B-B-B-Birds

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Subject: Re: B-B-B-Birds
From: "Vicki Parslow-Stafford" <>
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 1998 21:51:13 +1000
I've been mightily amused and challenged by the variety of posts on the
favourite/ non-existent/best birds topic.  After deep cogitation,  I
decided that I needed three lists.  All of the birds listed were/are to be
found in SE Queensland (I don't get away from home much, or very far).

     ( I know they're there ----- sometimes I've heard the suckers ------ 
but do you think I can spot them???) 

-  Noisy pitta
-  Rose-crowned fruit dove
-  Ground parrot
-  Southern emu-wren
-  Brush cuckoo
-  Barking owl
(And another kind of bastard bird -- the ones that had me (a newbie birder)
in knots, but turned out to be boringly usual)
-  Golden-headed cisticola
-  Mystery duck (mallard/domestic muscovy hybrid)

     (Birds that thrilled me because I totally did not expect to see them).
-  Apostlebird (Chuwar, Ipswich)
-  Great crested grebe (Swanbank, Ipswich)
-  Brolga (Toorbul)
-  Black-necked stork (Toorbul)
-  Pacific baza (Boonah)
-  Buff-banded rail (Bundamba, Ipswich)
-  Australasian shoveller (Lake Wivenhoe)
-  Powerful owl (Kholo, Ipswich)

     (Nicest birds seen in my own back yard).
-  White-headed pigeon
-  Oriental cuckoo
-  Satin flycatcher
-  Black-faced monarch
-  Double-barred finch
-  Rose robin
-  King parrot
-  Eastern whipbird (pair)
-  Fairy-wrens (three species resident within 200m of my home.  Superb are
back yard residents:  variegated are visitors from across the road: 
red-backed down by the creek across the street).

I'm tempted to go on and on about the finches, whistlers, gerygones,
scrub-wrens, fantails, drongos, dollar-birds, kingfishers, raptors etc etc
that are regular locals -- but I won't.  But by gee, they ensure that
there's always one bright spot in my days!


Vicki PS
Vicki Parslow Stafford  | "Oh, many a Cup of this
Ipswich, Qld, Australia | forbidden Wine must drown
Email    | the memory of that
Ph/fax +61 7 3281 5010  | insolence!"

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