RE: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Raptors close to city Sydney

To: Bruce Roubin <>
Subject: RE: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Raptors close to city Sydney
Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 20:12 +1000
Hi Col,
Great - i've got a bite:
My "voluptious old 'gophs" are Angophora Costata, common names for which have 
included Smooth-barked apple, Sydney Red Gum or Tumbledown gum.
No sign of the eagles today, just a flock of 50+ little black cormorants 
rounding up all the fish (with attendant silver gulls pinching some of the 
takings from their mouths), 1 darter, 4 crested terns, 1 pied cormorant and 1 
w/f heron all fishing successfully in the muddy waters of Berrys Bay -  with 
all the runoff from recent downpours.
----Original Message-----
   >From:       scouler <>
   >To:         Bruce Roubin <>
   >Cc:         birding <>
   >Subject:            Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Raptors close to city Sydney
   >Date:       Friday, May 11, 2001 6:52 PM
   >Hello Bruce,
   >What in the name of poetic licence are "voluptious old 'gophs"?
   >Colin Scouler.
   >Bruce Roubin wrote:
   >>  Good eye*, Took a lunchtime stroll to Balls Head from my office at
   >> North Syd today (20 mins walk), and found a magnificent pair of
   >> foraging guinea fowls which I felt a redundant urge to be very
   >> protective of, because there were 3 white-bellied sea eagles circling
   >> overhead. The guinea fowls are let out occasionally by the Earth
   >> Sciences lab (or whatever) above HMAS Waterhen, and I guess the sea
   >> eagles were on an outing from their usual abode and nestsite at the
   >> Silverwater nature reserve (up the Parra River). I haven't seen them
   >> here before.One evening last week (4.30pm), I found a whistling kite
   >> at the same place (in the cyclone-fenced-off voluptious old  'gophs
   >> above HMAS Waterhen), which is only about  1-1.5km west of the
   >> coathanger.He took-off crowed by miners.I also watched a sea eagle
   >> looping around Taren Pt, Botany Bay last weekend. *thanks Kim Carey
   >> for that send-up Regards,Bruce Roubin
   >    <Unsupported text or character set removed>

Birding-Aus is on the Web at
To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send the message
"unsubscribe birding-aus" (no quotes, no Subject line)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU