Re: Talking of Records!

To: (chris dahlberg)
Subject: Re: Talking of Records!
From: Tony Russell <>
Date: Mon, 6 Apr 1998 11:22:39 +0930
Talk about blowing his bags!! Come on Chris, you can't expect us to all
suddenly lob on your doorstep, much as we would like to. It's a long walk
from Adelaide to Redmill House. ( I have been there twice though ). Jeez,
some people get it easy, but I guess WE have some DRYLAND birds which break
YOUR heart in return. Tony.

At 10:36 PM 5/04/98 +1000, you wrote:
>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
Tony Russell
Ph: 08 82078470W
    08 83375959H
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