Birds not seen

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Subject: Birds not seen
From: "rob leask\\milly leask" <>
Date: Sat, 14 Nov 1998 12:31:14 +1100
Paul Taylor wrote:
- the best could be that horrid little bird that's supposed to be "common" but
has taken you years to finally track down,

So!! It's not just me!  Although I have been in Australia for just 3 years I
have seen a large number of birds, but not a few which are said to be "common".
Shamefacedly I have to admit not to have seen a Weebill!! Laugh with derision
and scorn, but it's true!
For a while I had failed to spot a Southern Whiteface, but during a trip to
Googong Lake {south of Canberra} my wife and I spotted quite a few. Now isn't it
strange [and ironic] that always when a "common" bird is first seen you can't
help but see them everywhere afterwards! Walking along Ginninderra Creek nearby
here in Canberra I have seen several small flocks of whiteface, almost on my
             Regards,  Rob.

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