Interesting Day

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Subject: Interesting Day
From: "Ninox" <>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2003 17:28:55 +1000
Hi All
Yesterday produced some interesting and unexpected sightings whilst driving in to Coffs Harbour.
Before leaving home (Upper Corindi, Northern NSW, 20 kms NW of Woolgoolga) I had some nice views of Rose Robins, Variegated Wrens, Golden Whistlers, Rufous Whistlers, Eastern Spinebills, Logrunners, E Whipbirds, Scarlet Honeyeater to name a few. I also heard a strange call which I have been hearing recently - must get to the bottom of it but should not state what I think it is at this stage!
A nice start to the day but on the shopping trip saw a White Faced Heron perched on high tension electricity cables by the side of the Pacific Highway. It looked most ungainly and I don't remember ever seeing a Heron on wires before.
We had just passed the Coffs Harbour Zoo entrance when I noticed a very large bird in a field to the West of the highway. I made a U turn and was able to drive off the road into the particular field - it was a Brolga. Apparently there are a couple of breeding sites not far North of here but it is a most infrequent sighting in this area.
Best Wishes
Ninox Binoculars & Telescopes
(Swarovski, Carl Zeiss, Pentax, Nikon specialist)
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