THE BIG DIPPER
"Lorne Johnson" <>
Mon, 10 Apr 2006 08:52:59 +1000
Good morning bird lovers... Lorne here...
Had a weekend of birding in Sydney and the Central Coast this weekend,
some of it great, some of it not so great... I was after three target
species I have not yet seen: MASKED OWL, BRUSH BRONZEWING and LEWIN'S
Dipped on all of them.
For an hour on Saturday night I stood on the outside of Awaba State
Forest off the F3 near Ryhope (as you can't access it without permission
from Forestry dept.) in 8 degree cold immitating a masked owl call on
and off... in the process pissing off a rottweiller in someone's front
yard.... no bird turned up.
Went to both Bantry Bay and Red Hill Reserve in Sydney in seach of the
bronzewing... nothing vaguely resembling a bronzewing at either... just
an old wrinkled lady in a Melbourne Games top and her two scruffy dogs,
one of which looked like it wanted a piece of me.
At Maroubra (with Edwin Vella and David Midford) a Lewin's rail called
about ten feet away in some shrubbery... I spent the following fifteen
minutes searchingfor it... nothing... just a couple in an old Datsun
smoking dope and lsitening to Slipknot.
I think I'll stick with staying home and watching TV and eating pizza.
Much less frustrating.
(Although calling up a Powerful Owl within two minutes at Palmdale -
near Ourimbah on the Central Coast - was pretty cool after the Awaba
To unsubscribe from this mailing list,
send the message:
(in the body of the message, with no Subject line)
|<Prev in Thread]
||[Next in Thread>|
- THE BIG DIPPER,
Lorne Johnson <=
The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering
takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely
a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way.
If you wish to get material removed from the archive or
have other queries about the archive e-mail
Andrew Taylor at this address: