Perth Airport Birding, Kids lists and Northern Pintail

To: "Nathan" <>, <>, <>
Subject: Perth Airport Birding, Kids lists and Northern Pintail
From: "Gemfyre" <>
Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2011 14:38:18 +0800
I didn't begin properly birding until I was 24, but had an interest in all things nature for many years, so I could put a lot of common and memorable birds straight onto my life list when I made one up.

When I was a kid my family used to go on a road trip/holiday every mid-year break. We went from Perth to Broome when I was 7 and when I was 10 and both times mum insisted I keep a diary (although I just thought it was a hassle at the time). Some time in 1990 we stayed overnight in Newman and in my diary entry for that day is a badly drawn bird and the comment in the diary "I saw a robin redbreast". I've coloured in this bird and the way I've coloured it in it could only be a Red-capped Robin! So even though I didn't even know that particular species existed until another 14 years passed, there was an undisputable sighting of it when I was 10.

Belinda Forbes
Stirling W.A.

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