Paradise at Dubbo

To: "" <>,
Subject: Paradise at Dubbo
From: Bill Stent <>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 11:48:04 +1100
Hmmm, the words "jealous" and "insanely" spring to mind, but not necessarily
in that order...

Bill (stuck in Melbourne CBD)

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Sent: Thursday, 27 March 2003 10:58 AM
Subject: Paradise at Dubbo

I have just moved from the village of Wongarbon, 17km east of Dubbo, to a 
300 acre property 20km south of Dubbo.  The house is a rambling (read 
HUUUGE) old homestead situated 2km from the main road (no neighbours!) The 
property was conservatively cleared with a wide corridor of old timber 
(River Red Gum and Yellow Box) along the creek bordered by White Box on 
the slightly higher ground.  The house is situated slap bang in the middle 
of this corridor.  At the front of the property is a another wide corridor 
of White Box with yet more White Box at the back of the property and on 
the rolling hills just off the driveway.  Good timber also exists on the 
property bordering the back fence.

I'm still very much in the process of unpacking so I haven't explored the 
whole property yet.  In the house yard Apostlebirds and Grey-crowned 
Babblers are almost constant residents, both being extremely confiding. 
Also in the house yard have been Red-browed Finches (rather uncommon out 
this way) and Brown Quail.  Along the driveway near the creek are Diamond 
Firetails and Jacky Winters.  From the verandah I have heard Brown 
Tree-creeper, Black-chinned Honeyeaters and Barking Owl.  Constantly 
around the house are Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Galahs, Eastern Rosellas 
and Red-rumped Parrots.  I fully expect Superb Parrots to move through in 
the next couple of months.

Although not seen on the property yet I've seen Square-tailed Kites 
between Dubbo and home on two occasions in the last week.

I'm sure as I settle in more goodies will present themselves.  Pretty much 
as close to paradise as you can get in the central west of NSW.



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