Friday, August 16, 2013
Brief chat about finding rare birds
Brief chat about finding rare birds: pray to all the avian gods for more than your fair share of luck. Then go out all the time looking at birds. Then stop looking for rare birds. Enjoy seeing all there is to see. And there may, just may, suddenly appear from nowhere, a rare unlooked for species, like, say, a Yellow Chat (Epthianura crocea). At Mungalla Station, hundreds of kilometres outside its range. A range confined mostly far inland from Ingham, apart from a small, isolated population near Rockhampton. Brief surprise sighting on hymenachne at the Mungalla wetlands yesterday. No sight or sound today. But who knows what's out there tomorrow, or all the tomorrows of a birdwatcher?