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booshkie
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Just flew in

Hi, I'm booshkie.

Been a bird nerd since I was a kid and used by Grandmas opera glasses with cracked lenses to get a better look at birds on the farm where I grew up.

I have slightly more sophisticated equipment these days.

I have two delightful bird-watching territories:

* the Wolli Valley (bushland in Sydney's inner west); and
* my parent's farm in the Central Tablelands (NSW).

Looking forward to sharing knowledge and photos on this forum :-)

sandj
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Hi booshkie,
You may remember me as mrs goanna from Scribbly Gum, though I haven't been there much lately. No doubt there are other Scribblies here - or soon will be - but I recognised your name.
Loved your beautiful wren photos.

Jenny - a bird in the hand is worth ... releasing.

booshkie
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Hi Mrs Goanna!

Yes, I remember you. There was a seed bug photo that you had which helped me ID one I'd taken :-)

Scribblygum folks are gradually hearing about this forum and working out how to register and post etc. I think its going to be great for those of us with bird-specific nature interests.

I love your rainbow bee-eating avatar.

cheers
booshkie

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sandj
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Glad I could help with the seed bug. Scribblygum was good for me because it got me interested in lots of different aspects of nature, but it's birds I really love so I think this forum will be better for me.
Pleased you like my bee-eater. We don't seem to get as many as we used to, but they're still here from September to May.
Wish I could take a "bird on the wing" pic like yours, though.

Jenny - a bird in the hand is worth ... releasing.

booshkie
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I was very lucky with the wedge shots!

Two eagles came down very close to the house on Xmas Eve and my new camera has excellent zoom plus image stabilisation so I can finally get pics of birds without so much blur!

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BrianM
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Hi Guys
welcome to the forum. What is the scribblegum site you have been discussing? I have 3 sites that I spend time bird watching. The school in Melbourne where I teach, my home in Gisborne NW of Melbourne and Ocean Grove down on the Barwon river where I get a chance to see lots of pelicans, ibis, herons and various waders and terns. A nice contrast. The school site has seen some changes over the years with the arrival of rainbow lorrikeets and crested pigeons in particular over the last 5-8 years.

booshkie
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Hi BrianM,

Scribblygum is a nature forum.

You can read about the Scribblygum forum here:
http://www.scribblygumwiki.net/

There's also a link to it from that page.

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serendipity
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I knew to the world of birds in backyards, I have developed from a parrot breeder and now enjoy the birds in the wild and not in cages. I first started with budgies for my children, bread Major Mitchells, Princess Parrots, Lorrakeets, Easter and the Adelaid Rosellas, Long Billed Correllas and Quariens. I am happy to say I do not own any caged birds I couldn't stand seeing them in cages even if they were huge enought for them to fly. There is nothing like them choosing you! to visit. Here is a picture I took of a wattle bird in my backyard.

booshkie
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testing my new signature...

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booshkie
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Hrmm. Maybe it doesn't like coding in the signature field..

testing my new signature...

booshkie

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booshkie
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Yep, that's the prob.

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