Spring on the way.

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Subject: Spring on the way.
From: Paul Taylor <>
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2003 21:39:02 +1000
Today (Sunday 10/8/03) I saw a Bassian Thrush collecting moss on one of
the walking trails near Ferntree, Mt Wellington (Tasmania).  This was
only one day after snowfalls left patchy snow on the ground down to

Also of interest, yesterday I found a Scrubtit on the track climbing up
and to the right from Silver Falls, Ferntree.  After stopping to find the
source of its lovely call (which I didn't recognise), it made a brief
appearance before slipping quietly away again.  A second bird was calling
from the other side of the track, but I couldn't locate it; almost as
soon as I figured out where the call was coming from, it stopped and that
was that.  Today I heard some moderately distant calls further up the
track, but couldn't relocate the birds.  (I suspect the snowfalls may
have pushed them down the mountain a short distance, or I just got lucky.)

   Paul Taylor                                  Veni, vidi, tici -
                           I came, I saw, I ticked.

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