Braeside Park - 26 Aug 2001

Subject: Braeside Park - 26 Aug 2001
From: Max and Joc Boyd Richards <>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 20:32:38 +1000 (EST)
Dear All

We are really quite new at birding and this is our first contribution.  We
subscribed about a month ago and find the e-mails always interesting and
informative. Can't wait to get home from work to log-on!

We are always excited by seeing new species and on our walk through
Braeside Park yesterday we saw two birds we have never seen before, which
gave us a real buzz.  This follows a sighting three weeks ago of a Crested
Shrike-tit, again a bird we had never seen before.  After seeing all the
regulars, which by the way include crested pigeons, and hearing other that
we haven't quite got to the stage of identifying by call, we saw a group
of about 6 Red Rumped parrots.  Not uncommon, we believe, but to us a real

Then on the way back to the car, a little wet but thoroughly exhilarated
by our sightings we noticed a lone bird not 30 metres from the road. 
Referring to the trusty field guide it was easy to identify but once again
quite unexpected, it was a long billed Corella.  Fortunately a parks
officer confirmed our sighting.

So the day ended on a high note two birds we had never seen before.  It
just gets better every week

Max & Jocelyn Boyd Richards, Mentone. Vic.

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