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Gemfyre
Posted on: June 1st, 2006, 10:04pm Quote Report to Moderator
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Blame Matt the Rat (not for the birding, but for showing me this board).

Yeah, I've been birding for a bit over 2 years now. 9 months of that was spent working at Broome Bird Observatory becoming full bottle on migratory waders. I also attend as many Birds WA walks as possible and am a member of Birds Australia.

I keep a list of all the species I see every day. I told you I was rabid.

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leece
Posted on: June 2nd, 2006, 11:23am Quote Report to Moderator
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Welcome! Well good on you! It's strange though, sometimes you can see odd stuff while you're just going about your daily business. I remember seeing a Spotted Harrier hop up casually onto someone's front fence, whilst driving along in Karrinyup!

Then, just two weeks ago Rob and I were riding along the freeway bike path in Leederville, where they're doing all that construction work and a Southern Boobook flys out over our heads and circles around, totally unconcerned.

What's the oddest thing you've seen while just going about your daily business?
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Gemfyre
Posted on: June 2nd, 2006, 1:17pm Quote Report to Moderator
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I think that award would have to go to a pair of Barking Owls that showed up one night at my parent's place in Greenmount.  I was just there for a BBQ and heard this noise and chased them around the neighbourhood with a spotlight to get a good look.

Apparently Barking Owls in the metro area are worth reporting, but I'd only started birding then so I didn't know about unusual record forms and that stuff.
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leece
Posted on: June 4th, 2006, 9:35am Quote Report to Moderator
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Must have been a thrill! 

We saw a Bustard when we were coming back from Worldcon in '99 near the SA border on the Indian Pacific. Not exactly going about our usual business, but that was a thrill too. We put in a record for the Atlas for that one.
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