Out of the mouths of babes?

To: Elizabeth Shaw <>, Birding-Aus <>
Subject: Out of the mouths of babes?
From: "John A. Gamblin" <>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 14:55:52 -0800 (PST)
That is brilliant considering the call of my local magpie larks? beep
beep ... Cheers for sharing Elizabeth.

Elizabeth Shaw <> wrote:

This afternoon I was doing a survey for the local landcare group with
with a family. a mother & 9 year old son participants in last term's
birdwatching for beginners course I gave at the Community House, plus 6
year old daughter/sister tagged along. While walking along the children
began chatting about "Mini Magpies".

It took me a while to realise they meant Mudlarks (aka Magpie Larks in
the books). I think the kid's name is the best I've heard yet for this

Elizabeth Shaw
Phillip Island

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