TERRILL NORDSTROM <>
Penny Brockman <>
Tue, 06 Mar 2007 15:08:21 +1100
Right - Terrill says we don't report any other routine sightings! True
for many no doubt. I haven't posted a 'new' bird for my backyard
sightings/hearings - which is getting rarer and rarer as the days go by.
This was some Little Friarbirds on 22 February, bringing the total
backyard list to 121 since September 2002.
I also heard a Peaceful Dove earlier in February, which is rare near to
A friend recently saw a group of Little Cuckoo-shrikes on the Avon
Valley Rd., just 1 kilometre east of Gloucester Town, north of Newcastle
and inland from the Mid North Coast, NSW. These have yet to venture near
my house, I only have BFCS here, including parents feeding fledglings
-the female has a white chin, not mentioned in the books as far as I
I agree with another comment re: Needletail sightings - it may be a bore
for those in the know (reminds me of people who complain about standards
of TV - there is an OFF switch), but at the same time it may catch new
people who are unaware that Mike is collecting this data.
David Adams stated that we don't report any other routine sightings! My
question is why not? We can go on for weeks on end about how many birdwatchers
there are ect ect, but how often do we hear about the more common birds,
remember they are the ones that keep our interest going. I am one that loves to
hear about our Honeyeaters, Parrots or other more common species. To report on
what species are feeding on or if they are in large numbers keeps us informed
about the movements and habits of our more common species and only last week
there was a request for information on the drinking habits of Thornbills.
The more we report on birds the more knowledge we will have to protect them in the future. Regards Terrill
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