birding-aus Julian B's mention of Richard III

To: Russell <>
Subject: birding-aus Julian B's mention of Richard III
From: Penny Drake-Brockman <>
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 1999 09:07:19 +1100
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 1999 14:58:14 +1000
From: Julian Bielewicz <>
Subject: birding-aus Nathan Road

Richard III definitely had it wrong when he associated winter with the hour
of discontent.  I've just returned from an hour's birding at Nathan Road
(Redcliffe, 35km NNE of Brisbane) on what can only be described as a
beautiful winter's morning.  I'm sure Julie Moore would agree.  And far from
discontentment we came across 37 (Julie had 38) species, including the gem
(for me at least) of Shining Brone-Cuckoo a mere three meters from us.  Magic!

Incidently, technically speaking, it was not Richard III who made the famous
"Now is the winter of our discontent" speech.  He was at the time only the
Duke of Gloster and still a few murders away from the throne.  Now I bet
that last remark will upset a few White Boarers.


I can't resist this but who on earth is the Duke of GLOSTER.  Phonetic
spelling is a failing of this modern world. Julian - you can hardly be a
true Shakespearian!

Penny Drake-Brockman, Examination Recitals Co-ordinator, Sydney
Conservatorium of Music,  Level 2, Australian Technology Park, Redfern.
Postal Address: Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney C81,
Sydney. NSW 2006. Tel: 02 9351 1254. Email: 
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