birding-aus A wet weekend

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Subject: birding-aus A wet weekend
From: "Nick" <>
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 1999 18:50:57 +1000
Hello All
In the face of some particularly inclement weather, I proceeded on my trip to Murringo Gap, just off the Young-Cowra road, in search of the White-browed Babbler. I unfortunately didn't get to Jindalee SF.In spite of the weather, I saw quite a few birds - I particularly enjoyed returning to this spot - a birding spot I haven't been to since I left Young 10 years ago. Back then I use to have to nag my Dad to take me, so it was good to return to perhaps the first place I really started birdwatching! 
On the side of the hill, I found a pair of Hooded Robins, and a couple of pairs of Red-capped Robins. There were plenty of White-plumed Honeyeaters, and the usual assortment of small birds including a few Southern Whiteface. I found the White-browed Babblers just as I remembered them, a group of about a dozen or so - it only took me about 10 minutes of searching. There were plenty of roosting nests around as well. The weather stopped me hanging around for too long, so I didn't get to watch these birds for too long. The only other birds of note were a few Brown Treecreepers. So that was it - not a very eventful trip by many standards, but I achieved my goal, so I suppose thats what counts.
I look forward to going back in spring to see the Superb Parrots, and Gilberts Whistlers!
Nick Leseberg
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