Grasswren viewing procedure

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Subject: Grasswren viewing procedure
From: "Jenny Madeline" <>
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2011 14:48:30 +1000
Hi everyone


In 1999, whilst on a non-birding Outback Track Tours trip to the Kimberleys,
4 of us (Graham "Steve" & Helen Stephinson, Allan Ible and I) headed down
Bachsten Creek (9 bone-jarring hours inland from Mt Elizabeth Station on the
Gibb River Road) in the hope of finding Black Grasswren.  Helen stayed close
to the creek whilst Steve, Allan & I clambered uphill over and around rocks
and spinifex.  After a couple of fruitless hours, but with good views of the
Chestnut-quilled Rock Pigeon, we descended to the creek bed again to be
asked by Helen " did you see it?".  She had, not long before, seen the
grasswren hopping onto a large boulder adjacent to the creek.  Thankfully,
we were able to track it down within 10 minutes or so.




Jenny Madeline


Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2011 09:17:15 +1000

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How often have we heard the story about the person who stayed in camp for a 

cuppa, read a book, smoke, etc. who had the elusive bird stroll past them, 

while the others were bush-bashing to find it??






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