re Happy New Year

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Subject: re Happy New Year
From: "Alan Gillanders" <>
Date: Mon, 1 Jan 2007 13:15:34 +1000
I meant to send this to the list and not just to John.

Since writing the message below I had lunch on the patio and added Figbird and 
Pied Currawong to the list. An Eastern Yellow Robin was a pleasant surprise 
when I stepped out for a bit of sun. The are resident 400 metres away but 
rarely visit us. I also remembered that I had not added Emerald Dove and Common 
Myna to the list. So have passed the thirty mark before I lie down for my 

"Like John I do not keep a year list, not much of a lister at all really. I
did start off 2006 with the intention of a year list but it fell by the

"Having a cold I have not left the immediate surrounds of the house this 
morning but this is the beginning of the year list for 2007 and probably it's 
end as well.

Little Pied commorant
Black Duck
Green Pygmy Goose
White-faced Heron
Purple Swamphen
Buff-banded Landrail
Masked lapwing
Bush Thick-knee
Laughing Kookaburra
Rainbow Lorikeet
Scaley-breasted L.
Peaceful Dove
Bar-shouldered Dove
Common Koel
Rufous Whistler
Black-faced Monarch
Willy Wagtail
Varied Triller
Black Faced Cuckoo-shrike
Barred C-s
White-bellied C-s
Brown Gerygone
Fairy G
Brown Honeyeater
Macleay's H'e
Lewin's H'e
Noisy Friarbird (don't know where the Helmeted got to)
Magpie Lark

"Should be able to crack the thirty for the home list by the end of the day. As 
the real estate people say; position, position, position.

"On the down side the butterflies are restricted in numbers and variety this 
year. Fewer than six species in the garden most days. An aftermath of the 

"Wishing you all, the best for the New Year but I do not have a reliable spot 
for Buff-breasted Button-quail. There has been a rash of enquiries lately. If I 
even had a half way decent spot I would be charging heaps of  money to take 
twitchers there."

Alan Gillanders

Alan's Wildlife Tours
2 Mather Road
Yungaburra 4884
Phone 07 4095 3784
Int. + 61 7 4095 3784

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