Number of birdwatchers in Australia

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Subject: Number of birdwatchers in Australia
From: Grant Brosie <>
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2007 12:20:05 +1100 (EST)

It was my grandfather Eric who got me interested in
birdwatching. When I was quite little he would point
out the Crimson Rosellas, Yellow-tailed Blacks and
Gang-gangs that would fly over his home in Lithgow. He
himself had no interest in the hobby but knew a few
species through avicultural circles (Pop breeds
canaries). As my interest developed he bought me my
first field guide (Slaters of course) and I soon had
binoculars. When I visited him during the school
holidays he would take me to Lake Wallace, Water Works
Gully and other locations near town, as well as
introducing me to the Capertee Valley for which I will
be forever grateful . He still had no interest in
birding but loved the fact that I did.
He no longer takes me out, I've become a bit more
extreme since those early days, but he still rings me
with descriptions of the birds he sees in the
backyard..... "I saw those New Howards Honeyeaters
again today, gee they're pretty"
Every kid needs a grandfather like mine.......but hes
all mine so back off! lol

Just thought I'd share,
Grant Brosie
Quote of the day:  "Currawongs are politicans of the
bird world.....loud, bold and bloody annoying!"...E.K
RAYNER (my Pop xo)

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