Gurney's Pitta Update - Hurry if you want to see one.

To: Peter Shute <>
Subject: Gurney's Pitta Update - Hurry if you want to see one.
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2012 11:34:47 +1000

Off the top of my head, Princess Parrot and Night Parrot.

As for sitting for hours, well it works. That is how I managed to see Gurneys. 
An hour and a half sitting off U trail,  wearing an improvised yowie suit did 
it for me.

As for birding with a group, well that is a good way of not seeing birds, in my 


Carl Clifford

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On 05/06/2012, at 7:59, Peter Shute <> wrote:

> Denise Goodfellow wrote:
>> Phillip Veerman ought to be commended for not wishing to add this bird
>> to
>> his list. His attitude ought to be the benchmark.
> Are there any Australian birds that fall in the same category?
> I think it's really how you go about it that does the damage. Surely it would 
> be ok to go to the Gurney's Pitta location and sit there for hours, just as 
> that photographer did, but without playing the call? Here I think it's fine 
> for me to go to WTP and stand and wait, or drive slowly around, in the hope 
> that I see an OBP, but not ok if I tramp through the habitat hoping to flush 
> one.
> Or does it also depend on how many people are also trying to see one? If 
> there are dozens of people standing around waiting or driving around, then 
> that might be just as disturbing to the birds as someone stomping through the 
> undergrowth.
> Peter Shute

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