Frank Harrison, in his column for the local paper once told the story of an
elderly lady who approached him to help her ID a bird - it was a honeyeater he
was told, black and white in colour. He went through all the likely
possibilities, even though they're all rare vargrants to the local area and
eventually, stumped asked as to the approxiamate sizing of these birds - it
turned out to be an Australian White Ibis.
Tony Russell <>
11 06 2003 16:33
Subject: Re: [BIRDING-AUS] 9 Month old Sighting
Yeah, well, a Bush Stone Honeyeater would be a first for Geelong. Reckon
it would take a lot of nectar to fill him each day. Be like getting
honey from a stone.
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