Re: birding-aus Bird-calls on TV (Sea-Change)

To: Dr Richard Nowotny <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus Bird-calls on TV (Sea-Change)
From: "Lawrence E. Conole" <>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 09:52:48 +1000
Dr Richard Nowotny wrote:

> While watching the (repeat of the) ABC TV series Sea-Change last Saturday
> night I became aware of two quite distinctive bird calls in the background
> during this episode (the first time I have noticed any such thing).  During


> Now the interesting thing is:  Were these part of a live taping or were
> they dubbed onto the sound-track?
> The former seems pretty unlikely, everything considered.
> The latter (ie. dubbed in) raises some interesting questions about why? by
> whom? how come they had the tracks available?

Hi Richard

I too have spent some time as a couch potato watching re-runs of "Sea Change".
I think I've noticed the Boobook and a few other bits and bobs, but the species
that clinched it for me was White-throated Nightjar.  There are no WTNs at
Barwon Heads or particularly nearby, which leaves a couple of possibilities:

1.  The show is filmed in Victoria, but the storyline suggests somewhere
between northern NSW and central Qld, so maybe a cluey sound editor puts in
likely birds from that area?? or
2.  It's a random process of including birds from some east coast sound stock

At least they don't have Kittiwakes and Hreat Horned Owls in the soundtrack!!

Cheers, Lawrie

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