Hobart - Tasmania

To: <>
Subject: Hobart - Tasmania
From: "John Harris" <>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 21:29:33 +1100
Dear All
I have just come back from a brief trip to Tassie, to attend a
conference, and of course fit in some birding and mammaling in between.

I visited most ofl my fave haunts - Peter Murrell Reserve, Waterworks
Reserve, Fern Trees and Orielton Lagoon.  I all I saw over 80 species
with all the endemics except the Scrubtit. I again dipped on the Masked
Owl having looked for it at the Waterworks and Truganinni Reserve on Mt
Nelson. "Zorro" is fast becoming my new nemesis bird, the mask and the
fact that it is everywhere and nowhere has led me to the nickname.....

Among the other birds that were seen were Pink Robin (how come I have
to go to Tassie to see them????), Shy Albatross offshore from Tasman
Island (tourist boat trip) and this afternoon, about 20 Eastern Curlew
and 75 Bar-tailed Godwits at Pittwater, from the causeway.

Thanks to Ross Spencer and Dennis Abbott for their help with a few
birds and spots for Zorro!!!

The mammaling was very good also - 2 species of Bandicoot, Bettong,
Pademelon, Bennett's Wallaby and the "small horses" that mammalogists
call the Tas form of the Brush-tailed possum (including an albino).

Next time, Zorro!!!

Yours in all things "green"


John Harris
President, Victorian Association for Environmental Education (VAEE)
Environmental Education Officer
Donvale Christian College
155 Tindals Rd Donvale 3111
03 9844 2471
0409 090 955

To unsubscribe from this mailing list, 
send the message:
(in the body of the message, with no Subject line)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU