Re: U.S. birder visiting Penrith area

To: "'Dean Portelli'" <>, "Birding-Aus (E-mail)" <>
Subject: Re: U.S. birder visiting Penrith area
From: "Mike Simpson" <>
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2004 08:50:05 +1000
Hi Dean,

I was going to ask Doug re the Scaly-Breasted Lorikeet, as I have not seen
one here, although at the moment there are flocks of Lorikeets and
Red-rumped Parrots all over the place, as well as 15 Eastern Rosellas in my
yard this week when I have only had the odd one in the past 5 years. So I do
not think a Scaly would be impossible.

I have never seen a Grey Goshawk here, he did comment that it was being
chased by magpies and ravens so he got a good view of it.

I saw the Black Bittern at Tench Reserve myself, last week of May at dusk,
it came out of the reeds near the bottom of Jamieson road, perched on a snag
for a few moments with its bill turned upwards in typical Bittern pose, then
was disturbed and flew across the river to the Emu Plains side.

Mike Simpson, Penrith, NSW, Australia

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