Tony Russell <>
Trevor Hampel <>
Wed, 21 Feb 2007 10:38:45 +1030
Tony Russell wrote:
Did the primaries extend at least 4cm past the tail ?
I didn't have time to get out and check, Tony, despite actually having a
tape measure on board. (Don't ask)
Hi there birders,
Yesterday while driving down a road near my home I passed a bright
yellow bird-like bundle obviously dead on the road. As I went by I
immediately thought of a male Golden Whistler. How sad to see such a
beautiful bird become a road kill victim was my immediate reaction. But
the colour seemed a little wrong. Perhaps some hapless pet Canary had
escaped and wasn't quick enough.
On my return trip five minutes later I slowed down to have a good look.
(It is a very quiet road.) Imagine my horror - and relief - to find that
it was only a banana peel.
Happy birding - and better luck with your identifications.
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