Re: Talking of Records!

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Subject: Re: Talking of Records!
From: (chris dahlberg)
Date: Sun, 5 Apr 1998 22:36:39 +1000 (EST)
G'Day Ian
           No contest,7 cuckoos in 2 hours, on a paid for trip. And 7
kingfishers, on aforesaid commercial trip. Not as frequently as I would
like, but the cuckoos twice and the kingfishers more than five times. With
an aeroplane I believe I can get all ten kingfishers within a few hours, the
cost of the tour might blow out a little. It just goes to show the sort of
area we live in and the birdwatchers of the world are not as fortunate to
live in. You could almost make a living from it. Currently we have eight
Kingfishers in the valley with Buff-breasted Paradise-kingfishers adults in
the starting blocks ready for their departure and some scruffy looking
juveniles fuelling their tanks ready to follow. It is great to be back at work.

>How about six species of cuckoo in one day on a 
>1.25 acre block?
>Saturday 9th Jan 1993.
>1. Channel-billed Cuckoo, three flew over the house calling.
>2. Common Koel, calling and being chased around the yard
>    by Blue-faced Honeyeater.
>3. Pallid Cuckoo, calling from mango tree.
>4. Brush Cuckoo, calling from rainforest patch.
>5. Pheasant Coucal, calling from a tree at the back of
>    block.
>6. Horsefield's Bronze-Cuckoo, calling from top of tall gum tree.  
>All birds seen after first hearing them call.
>Now wouldn't that drive you Cuckoo!
>Ian Clayton
>North Qld.
>Phone 07 4789 1306

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