Bell miners near Tamworth

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Subject: Bell miners near Tamworth
From: "Eddie and Annabel" <>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 16:42:46 +1100
I saw a small group of bell miners in some bush near the Peel River at Dungowan 
today.   To my knowledge, this is the first time they've been seen in this 
area.   I think they have been recorded up near Hanging Rock, about 50kms 
further east, but that is a much higher, mountain type environment there.

I watched them for quite a while and there seemed to be about three or four of 
them.   The site was about half a kilometre on the Tamworth side of the 
Dungowan Hotel ( approx. 23 kms SE of Tamworth NSW).   At that point, the Peel 
River comes close to the Nundle Rd and there is bushland on the other side of 
the road.   The birds were in the upper half of eucalypts quite close to the 

I was quite excited to record a new bird for the area, but I have to say that I 
hope they don't stay!   I don't want all my smaller birds to be chased away.

Annabel Ashworth

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