Eclectus Parrot and Pelicans, Sydney and surrounds

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Subject: Eclectus Parrot and Pelicans, Sydney and surrounds
From: "Evan Beaver" <>
Date: Mon, 1 Jan 2007 11:20:42 +1100
Some strange bookends to the new year.

On the 31st, early in the morning I was sitting outside my tent at the
Peats Ridge Festival drinking coffee when a fair commotion began in
the trees. The Noisies (friar and Miner) were going mental about
something. I figured it was probably the Wedgie seen the day before. I
couldn't have been more wrong, as a big red parrot that looked
alarmingly like a female eclectus hoved into view and landed in a
neighbouring campsite. Hmmm, must be an escapee I suppose. This was
confirmed when she liked the look of a a passing pedestrian and hopped
onto her shoulder. If anyone is missing a parrot have a look at the
southern end of Glenworth Valley.

Then first thing this morning, a new bird for the house list. A single
Pelican was seen over the house. Strange times indeed.

Evan Beaver
Lapstone, Blue Mountains, NSW
lat=-33.77, lon=150.64

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