To: <>, "Rory Poulter - Atlas Project" <>
Subject: Blackbird
From: "Judie Peet" <>
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 08:12:08 +1000
Rory Poulter wrote: "I live in Balwyn in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne
and for the last few
years have noted when the Blackbird first starts singing. The first songs
start in the second week of August, and right on cue this morning I heard my
first Blackbird song"

In Dubbo, central western NSW I heard this season's first English Blackbird
calling yesterday evening about 5.30pm. Clear and sweet - that song causes
me to forgive the Blackbird for many things. This morning it's singing
beautifully, and has been since first light.

Judie Peet
(The only thing that's certain in birdwatching is that nothing's certain.)

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