birding-aus Lots of Thick-billed Grasswrens

Subject: birding-aus Lots of Thick-billed Grasswrens
From: Bob Sothman <>
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 1999 14:11:49 +0930
Grasswrens must surely be one of the most challenging but delightful
groups of Oz birds.  Sometimes they can be extremely difficult to see.
You can hear them close by but to actually see them!!! Other times they
will respond well to squeaking and "bounce" all around you....have not
worked out why, maybe related to the breeding season.  Any suggestions?

Anyway,  last Sunday within 20 minutes I  managed to locate three
separate flocks of Thick-billed Grasswrens on the 2 km stretch  into
Strangways Historic Site (29. 14, 58 s  136. 39, 34 e) off the
Oodnadatta Track 37 km  South of William Creek SA and got excellent
views.  This was by far the most Thick-bills I have seen at any one
location.  Wonderful.


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