Re: birding-aus Birding while ...

To: "Tom Tarrant" <>, <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus Birding while ...
From: "Vicki Parslow Stafford" <>
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 1999 21:37:48 -0500

Hi chaps

A bit tough, Tom!  I know I don't get out much, but how could any LIVE
opera performance be boring?

Can't say I've observed birds AT the opera, but can claim to have had a
grey fantail fly into my house and sing along on cue -- to Papageno's aria
"Der Vogelfanger bin ich ja", naturally!  (True as I'm sitting here --
almost vowed to give up Chateau Cardboard after that!)

Vicki PS

> From: Tom Tarrant <>
> Blimey David,
> I've always found opera pretty boring but if that's how exciting the
> performance is I think I'll stay at home!

> David McDonald wrote:
> > birding-aus
> >
> > Has anyone reported on 'Birds I have observed while at the Opera'? On
> > Sat 6 March, Canberra birdos Barbara Allan, Noela McDonald and I (along
> > with 2.5 thousand others, mostly non-birdos I suspect, considering
> > they were pointing their bins) went to a fine performance by Opera
> > Australia at the Madew Vineyards & Winery near Canberra. Our list of
> > birds observed, while at our seats at the Opera, was similar in number
> > (if not plumage) to the number of Singers: Straw-necked Ibis, Common
> > Starling, Pied Currawong, Little Eagle, Australian Raven and Australian
> > Magpie.
> >

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