Fw: [Birding-Aus] RFI: Gerygones, thornbills etc. drinking

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Subject: Fw: [Birding-Aus] RFI: Gerygones, thornbills etc. drinking
From: "Val Curtis" <>
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2007 19:14:02 +1100

Hi Phil

Of course that White-browed Treecreeper should have been WHITE-THROATED!!!
When I see a White-browed in Gembrook the climate really will have changed.
Didn't notice the error until I read your reply just now.
I've been sitting outside sipping a very nice glass of red and watched a
small group of Brown Thornbills come to the water. During the first few dips they put their faces into the water and then splashed with their wings, but
after a few dips they just seemed to splash with the wings. I didn't
actually see or hear them 'slurp' and they didn't enter the beaks into the
water and tilt the head back like most drinking birds. So I ca'n't really say
if they were drinking or just washing their faces!


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