I'm writing this is a snotty tone cos that's one way to do it.
As Steve Waugh suggested yesterday about Michael Slater in
Mombai/Bombay, I'm sure that with better coaching I could do it
better. :-) :-)
All good people - me especially - would NEVER post anything on
Birding-Aus without first checking the wonderful (and now even
more accessible - thanks) archive.
You said on Friday 2/3/2001:
"On tonights episode of the long-running channel 10 Aussie
soap-opera, Neighbours, Harold was most upset when a teenage
neighbour accidently fired off a rifle and shot a bird in his
backyard. And what did he claim was the bird that was shot? A
Helmeted Honeyeater. Perhaps a new species for the
See the following posting from Nov 1999 which PROVES there are
Helmeted Honeyeaters in Edinsborough.
Mind you, it doesn't prove that Edinsborough exists.
Re: birding-aus neighbourly Helmeted Honeyeater
Subject: Re: birding-aus neighbourly Helmeted Honeyeater
From: "Merrilyn Serong" <>
Date: Sun, 07 Nov 1999 19:12:21 +1100
I wonder if there is anyone else out there who was as confused
as me about alleged sightings of Helmeted Honeyeaters in
suburban Melbourne. I have just been told by a most reliable
source that the claim was part of an episode of Neighbours on
I obviously don't spend enough time watching TV, apart from
nature shows that is...
> Hi all,
> You will be pleased to know that one Harold Bishop of Ramsay St,
> Erinsburugh, an eastern suburb of Melbourne has spotted a Helmeted
> Honeyeater in his backyard, presumably one released by Healesville
> Good one, Harold!
> (And good one, Channel Ten)
> Lainie Berry
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