Re: Favourite Birds

To: <>, "Hugo Phillipps" <>
Subject: Re: Favourite Birds
From: "Trevor Hampel" <>
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 1998 22:20:36 +1030
Yes - I agree with Hugo - the Galah is a beautiful bird in many different
lights and conditions and situations.

A vivid memory I have of  this species is an individual sitting on a short
stump protruding from the water of one of the lakes at Lake Hattah NP. The
afternoon sun lit up the pink plumage which was reflected in the glassy
water. My wife and I slowly approached in our canoe to photograph this
beautiful bird in an amazingly stunning setting. 

Ah - Hattah - what a great place. How can I get a job there??? One
involving bird watching all day??

Trevor Hampel
Murray Bridge SA

> From: Hugo Phillipps <>
> To: 
> Subject: Favourite Birds
> Date: Thursday, 19 March 1998 13:41
> Aaaaargh!!!  I just have to chip in...
> There has been virtually no mention of what is obviously the most
> intelligent and charismatic of all Australian birds, the Galah.
> Yes, it's had a bad press as a synonym for somebody exhibiting foolish or
> laughable behaviour; ironic considering that it is based on complex
> 'play' behaviour indicating intelligence.  But if you have ever seen a
> of Galahs wheeling and flashing their pink plumage in late afternoon
> sunlight against the backdrop of an impending storm...

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