birding-aus G'day Baz!

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Subject: birding-aus G'day Baz!
From: "Vicki PS" <>
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 1999 23:38:41 +1000
Yippee!  A young Pacific Baza hanging around the general vicinity of my
house today, making dreadful noises.  First record of a baza on my
backyard-and-immediate-environs list.

I'd not heard a baza's call before.  Pizzey describes the flight call as
"a mellow double whistle, wee-choo, wee-choo".  To me, it sounded more like
a very loud, grating "SKREE-chuck, SKREE-chuck".  It was the call which
first alerted me to a newcomer in the neighbourhood.

Anyway, it hung around for most of the day, giving the occasional
demonstration of in-flight aerobatics.  Since I live in an inner suburb,
just over the hill from the CBD, I was particularly chuffed to see such an
entertaining visitor.  (This brings my backyard-and-environs list to 86).

Vicki PS
Vicki Parslow Stafford      | ...Stabilised in a
              | state of functional
Ipswich, Queensland       | disrepair.

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