Re: birding-aus Television birding

Subject: Re: birding-aus Television birding
From: "Carol Probets" <>
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 20:18:24 PDT
Hi David and all,

Unfortunately I missed the programme. Depends what part of the Blue Mountains it was set in, but if it was the upper mountains, i.e. Wentworth Falls-Katoomba-Blackheath area (most likely as this is where most of the tourism is centred) then I would agree with you.

Of the species you mentioned:
Jacky Winter - not very likely around Katoomba etc.
Peaceful Dove - not in upper mountains - lower and mid mountains only.
Scarlet Honeyeater - uncommon in Blue Mountains.
Bell Miner - not in upper mountains but can usually be heard from the lookouts, the sound wafting up from the valleys.

A few years ago I remember watching a TV programme set in north Queensland (can't remember what programme) which had the prolonged singing of a Superb Lyrebird in the background!

Katoomba NSW

David Geering wrote:
Forget "Sea Change".  There was a repeat of an episode of "The Games" last
night that was literally bursting with bird calls.  It was apparently set
in the Blue Mountains (where they had ventured for a corporate "love in")
but the birds were more reminiscent of the Upper Hunter (perhaps Carol
could confirm this).

The birds that were heard included:  Bell Miner, Eastern Whipbird,
Australian Magpie, Rufous Whistler, Jacky Winter, Peaceful Dove,
Yellow-faced Honeyeater, Grey Fantail, Scarlet Honeyeater, White-throated
Gerygone, Laughing Kookaburra and Southern Boobook.  There may have also
been a Golden Whistler at one stage.

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