Birdsong symphony at Mulgoa

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Subject: Birdsong symphony at Mulgoa
From: "michael hunter" <>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 12:56:54 +1000
      What a perfect morning! There was a continual chorus throughout
today's walk up Mayfair Rd, starting with  Superb Fairy-wrens, Peaceful
Doves, and Grey Thrush at the house, Reed Warbler, a new song this spring;
RUFOUS SONGLARK, and Goldfinches past the dam and in the paddocks. Flushed a
single whirring Brown Quail. On the hill , White-throated Gerygones, surely
the original "bush canaries", cadencing from both sides of the road, eight
Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos carrying on as they caught the early morning
sun from the branches of a dead tree, with a Sulphur-crested Cockatoo not to
be outdone.  Brush and Pallid Cuckoos, Bell Miners, Willie Wagtails and
Restless Flycatcher all giving voice together, with a few shrieks from
Eurasian Coots and from a pair of Masked Plovers swooping on a pair of
Border Collies behind a neighbour's fence. Back at the house the family
canary had finally finished his moult and was in full voice, attracting
Sparrows, Finches and Turtle-doves to the spilt seed, not to mention the
Currawongs, Magpies and Grey Butcherbird, frustrated by the double cage from
reaching the performing  morsel inside.
                                                 Great Stuff.

Michael Hunter
Mulgoa Valley
50km west of Sydney Harbour Bridge


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