"Val Curtis" <>
Mobile phone bird
"Meryl Ferguson" <>
Fri, 21 Sep 2007 20:23:59 +0800
That's great Val, I can just imagine it too!
We did think it might be a phone, or a frog, but the call really echoed
around the reeds, and it wasn't regular enough for a mobile. We also heard
it both in the evening and the next morning, in 2 different spots.
I suppose it could have been some intrepid birder, deep in the reed
beds...but I will be very disappointed if it is!
On 21/09/2007, Val Curtis <> wrote:
> Yes, Meryl,
> I searched for over 5 minutes trying to track down a very strange call
> apparently coming from some dense reeds alongside the river where were
> up in our boat. My husband and I eventually got off the boat to chase the
> bird but as soon as we did this it stopped. The source was eventually
> down to my grandsons mobile phone "message received" call whilst he was in
> the water canoeing some distance away.
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