rufous fantail!!

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Subject: rufous fantail!!
From: "Jacqui" <>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2003 20:51:59 +1100
My daughter who lives in Patterson Lakes near the freeway(35km SSE of Melbourne), and not in the least a birdo, has rung me to say there is a bird in her fernery showing a large caramel coloured fantail the size of the finger part of your hand. She described the body as being a bit bigger than a sparrow, maybe. I was thrilled to think it may be a rufous fantail, but in a suburban garden not surrounded by much bush!, but this did nothing to excite her. Today I showed her a picture of a Rufous Fantail and she confirmed that is what she had seen. I have tried to enthral her with how excited I would be in my puny seaside unit to see a bird like that which is always a gift! At least she noticed that it was something different from the ordinary.
Jacqui  Sheppard

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