Re: Journey from Adelaide to Sydney

To: "Kbetton" <>, <>
Subject: Re: Journey from Adelaide to Sydney
From: "Trevor Quested" <>
Date: Sat, 21 Nov 1998 06:27:26 +1100
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From: Keith Betton <>
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Date: Saturday, 21 November 1998 1:00

I shall be driving from Adelaide to Sydney between 2-5 January.
Can anybody recommend some good sites that I should look in on
en route.  I shall be looking for the usual inland species that I have
missed on my other visits to Australia.  Anybody along that route
interested in meeting up?

Also I would appreciate recent sites in the Sydney area for
Powerful Owl and Sooty Owl.
Keith Betton.

Could you kindly state the birds you would like to see?  You know what they
are but we don't.  Which route are you taking?  I suppose at that time of
year you will probably drive for most of the day and have a couple of hours
birding in the evening or better still, in the morning before pushing off.
This would make the towns you stop at in the three stages of the trip
If you left from West Wyalong before you headed into Sydney, would you need
mallee species or have you seen all them in the Sth. Aust. mallee?

Re Sooty Owl.  At that time of year forget it.  Seeing this owl, you will
need a good spotlight, a tape and go to one of the known sites where they
have been seen.  Lady Carrington Drive in the Royal National Park just south
of Sydney is as good as any.  Enter from the southern end, walk down the
hill for at least a kilometre and listen and play the tape.  These birds
have been listening to tapes all their lives and don't often respond.

Powerful Owl.  As this bird is so big and perches in the tops of trees it is
possible to see it.  Sometimes.  There are two sites in Sydney.  One at
Epping and one at Mitchell Park. You would do well to ask Birding-aus nearer
the time, if the bird has been seen.

Trevor  & Annie Quested
Sydney,  Australia

Phone   +61 2 9955 6266
Fax  + 61 2  9959 4005

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