Risky business of birding

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Subject: Risky business of birding
From: "Colin Driscoll" <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 20:10:40 +1000
Hi all,

On the weekend I was in a section of state forest west of Toronto NSW and
was stalking a secretive ground hugging bird a bit bigger than a Grey
Shrike-thrush and that was always a few steps ahead of me in the underbrush.
Suddenly this bird took territorial exception to what I think was a Sthn
Yellow Robin. All I saw was 2 birds coming straight for me at speed and the
wings of the chasee brushed my left ear while the chaser missed me by just a
little more.

Must go back with my helmet on and see if I can find that bird again.

Reminded me of an  few years ago when I so successfully blended into the
bush that a White-throated Treecreeper landed on my sleeve at my wrist and
proceeded to hop up my arm to the shoulder. At this point it let out one of
the normal WTC calls except that from 15cm away it was painfully loud.



Colin Driscoll
Environmental Biologist
P.O. Box 1047
Toronto NSW 2283

phone/fax +61 2 49598016
Mobile 0438 773029

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