Pale-headed Rosella in central western NSW

To: "Greg" <>, "Alan McBride" <>
Subject: Pale-headed Rosella in central western NSW
From: "Mason, Tiffany" <>
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2006 12:26:10 +1000
Hi All,

In the winter of 2003, there was a single Pale-headed Rosella hanging
around the University campus and Agricultural Station in Bathurst for
about 4 weeks.  I assumed it was an aviary escapee rather than yet
another piece of evidence for global warming, but maybe not...(at the
time, I did mention it to an experienced birder friend and he concurred
with the former explanation).

Another slightly singular bird on campus at the moment is a (male)
Darter, obviously not out of its range, but surely out of its comfort
zone!  It's not exactly stuffy at 3 o'clock in the morning here at
present (we got the coldest June day on record last month) and as
Darter's aren't equipped with the same sort of thermal under-feather
wear that Cormorants are, I can't help wishing it would take itself off
to warmer climes...there must be some very fat fish in the uni dam that
make the pain worthwhile!

Bathurst, 200km west of Sydney.

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