Channel-Bills in Alice

Subject: Channel-Bills in Alice
From: "Amanda Markham" <>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 19:42:37 +0930
Ahh yes Peter, you're right!

Blame my 18 years of teaching mirror-reverse gym classes and that I'm left handed ... because I can't blame anything else! Ormiston Gogre is my second home as my hubbie is the Senior District Ranger and lives there for most of the week. I've done the Pound walk many times, so I have no other excuse than I wasn't paying too much attention to what I was doing...

My apologies.


From: "Peter Shute" <>
To: <>
Subject: RE: [Birding-Aus] Channel-Bills in Alice
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 09:17:27 +1000

> Will be doing some walking on the weekend around Ormiston, so
> I'll be on the
> lookout for Grey Honey Eaters and the Spinifexbird. I noted
> that someone had
> difficulty finding spinifex pigeons up here recently.
> A dead cert. (sic) place is on the Ormiston Pound walk.
> Ascend the first
> ridge from the road, top the ridge and walk up a long gully
> towards a saddle
> (providing you're travelling clockwise around the walk, not
> thru the Gorge
> first). A flock of very bold spinifex pigeons lives here, and
> they pose
> willingly for photographs.

Is this correct?  We did something I have been calling "The Pound Walk"
in 1995.  My memory is that we went anticlockwise and finished by coming
through the Gorge.  I would have thought clockwise would mean going
through the Gorge first.  According to
df there's a shorter walk called The Ghost Gum Walk - do you mean that

I wish I'd been a birder then.  All I remember about the pigeons is that
there were several sizes!  I also wish I'd been wearing good walking
boots - we walked over a long stretch (several kilometres?) of large
round pebbles, about 10cm in diameter, and it was very uncomfortable in
soft soled shoes.

Peter Shute

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