A day without binos

Subject: A day without binos
From: "Peter Ewin" <>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2004 16:36:40 +1100
I also heard a very obliging male Cicadabird doing this same call for the first time as well yesterday. However I was in the Wollondilly Valley west of Mittagong on the Wombeyan Caves Road.

After a spot of shopping at Rylstone I headed up to see the wonderful
people who grow the trees for the Regent Honeyeater project. Their place
was alive with birds. Over a cup of tea we watched a pair of Cicadabirds,
the male making an interesting clicking sound in addition to his usual
cicada call - I guess this is the call that Pizzey describes as a soft,
explosive 'twik!' or 'twok!'. I hadn't heard them do this before. There was
also much chasing involving a Scared Kingfisher and Willie Wagtail, while
Yellow Thornbills and a pair of Leaden Flycatchers were very vocal in the
treetops. A Superb Lyrebird called from across the gully.

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