Paradise at Dubbo

Subject: Paradise at Dubbo
From: Penn Gwynne <>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 18:46:54 -0800 (PST)

Bill Stent <> wrote:

Hmmm, the words "jealous" and "insanely" spring to mind, but not necessarily
in that order ...

Bill (stuck in Melbourne CBD)


Naah Bill not me mate ... pop down here and help me out with these pins and an effing gee of Dee Gee wood yer? ewe can go orf people you know. I hope he gets "Footrot Flats" nasty honeyeating fiend.

I Dubbo nose what he's on about sun times.

JAG (stuck in magpie birdpoop)

Original Message
Sent: Thursday, 27 March 2003 10:58 AM
Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] 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 t his 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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