RFI Barcelona and Donana National Park

Subject: RFI Barcelona and Donana National Park
From: (Chris Dahlberg)
Date: Tue, 5 Jan 1999 16:33:51 +1000 (EST)
Hello again,
             I am looking for birding info in and around Barcelona and also
Parque Nacional de Donana or Donana National Park which covers a large delta
just to the west of Gibraltar. Whilst Donana is a long way from Barcelona it
is strategically placed for birds, particularly migrating birds and is under
a lot of tourism pressure. Mid Feb, when we will be there, is very early but
the area "looks good on paper" and worth a visit. After Barcelona we will be
in the UK for four weeks and should be back to start work again before Easter.

Thank you
Cheers for now
Chris and Denise

een the 
program, which I understand is still to go to air. If one was 
with a film crew what sort of mechanical sound would be around 
a lot of the time - a chain saw? a barking dog? or a camera
motor drive?? Is it possible that someone was taking a still
at the time the camera was rolling with an active mike?  Or 
could one of the crew have been frustrated at not getting any 
of the mechanical mimicry for which the bird is famous in 
folklore? Surely not. Or perhaps this lyrebird was a very 
quick learner.

I am a very sceptical person, but I think it possible that the 
provenance of the recording could reward a little enquiry. Was 
any birding-aus person involved by any chance? It would add 
significantly to our knowledge of this bird if the recording 
is genuinely of a wild bird. Do we know the e-mail address of
the BBC Wildlife Unit?

I am imminently off on tour - back on 3 January. I will be 
interested to see what transpires in the meantime, especially
after the sequence goes to air.

Sceptically yours,   Richard

Richard Jordan 
PO Box 4
Jamberoo, NSW 2533, Australia

phone +61 2 42 360542
fax   +61 2 42 360176

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