Three more great days and a Regent Honeyeater

To: <>, "Carol Probets" <>
Subject: Three more great days and a Regent Honeyeater
From: "Alan Gillanders" <>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 09:16:42 +1000
Carol wrote:-
 It's good to be reminded not
to take these wonderful birds for granted!

G'day All,

How true! On the weekend I took a birder out and saw among others
Double-eyed Fig-Parrots, Golden Bowerbird and a couple of the endemic
honeyeaters. The highlight for my guest though was the group of Figbirds
chasing eachother around and making a racket. I think her second choice
would have been the Bowers Shrike-Thrush which went through an extended
repitoir within metres of us and in clear view.

Often people are more excited to see a Coppery Brushtailed Possum with young
on the back than a tree-kangaroo or a rare possum species.

I think that it has to do with what they can relate to. Perhaps we can brief
our visitors better to extend the range of things by which they can be


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