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Trip Report - Toucan2's 2nd trip to Oz - Sydney, Nabiac, Lockyer Valley, Lamington Nat'l Park, Atherton Tablelands, Julatten, Daintree - possibly of more interest to birders than non-birders

Trip Report - Toucan2's 2nd trip to Oz - Sydney, Nabiac, Lockyer Valley, Lamington Nat'l Park, Atherton Tablelands, Julatten, Daintree - possibly of more interest to birders than non-birders

Old Jan 18th, 2009, 05:01 PM
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Hi Saltuarius,

I could have written the wrong thing about the spiny-cheeked honeyeater, and I just asked Steve about it and he said he couldn't remember if he thought he saw one or not. He said he'd find that tape and take a look at his notes to see if that is what he thought it was or something else.

If that's what he thought it was, would love to have you take a look to see what it might be. I have a technical problem on the computer for trying to capture stills from his video camera, so don't hold your breath for awhile I'll have to try to resolve that before we can upload a picture.

And thanks for the offer to nail down the feet of those finches!! Darned birds and their wings.
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Old Jan 19th, 2009, 06:57 PM
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S.

Okay, he thinks he thought it was a varied honeyeater, but he hasn't looked at it in a long time, so again he still needs to look at it then look at the book and confirm.

Perhaps I made up the spiny part, or he says there is something black by the eye and by memory he was thinking of the spiny and may have been talking about that, but hadn't looked it up yet when I wrote my notes. That's what you get when I write the birding part!

We'll find out what it was, one way or another. And, if I can get the graphics card working properly again, we can post the pic for you to review S.
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Old Jan 19th, 2009, 11:11 PM
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Could well be a Varied Honeyeater. A young bird could have a pale gape making it even more confusing.
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Just "a few" years later, but I really enjoyed your TR and all the birding references and ideas. With so much time on my hands and no way to travel now, I'm planning our first trip to Australia for maybe 2022. I'm at the point when I just realized that I'll need at least 2 months, and no, we are not planning to see the entire country, but I want a mix of everything. Too bad the link to your photos is broken now...
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