Re: birding-aus A wet weekend

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Subject: Re: birding-aus A wet weekend
From: "Robert Berry" <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 1999 19:47:53 +1000
Hi Nick & All,
That place where one first began birding is a very special place. An absolutely magical place. Whenever I go home the first place I head for is Whipps Cross. I was about 8 when I first made a list of the birds I'd seen. I had to walk about 2 miles to get there, I had no binoculars, my mother used to insist I take my little brother who would then make too much noise and drive me nuts. There is no where on earth that I would rather get a tick even now.
By the way Whipps Cross is just at the end of Lea Bridge Road, Walthamstow, London, UK. Wher the hell is Murringo Gap?
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From: Nick <>
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Date: Monday, 14 June 1999 21:34
Subject: birding-aus A wet weekend

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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