Hello from Sydney

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Hello from Sydney

Hi everyone!

I'm from Sydney, though each time I go on a holiday, I get depressed coming back to the city. Oh well, live life and all that.

Anyway, I'd really like to get to know some of you guys, and I hope you all love birds and animals as much as me!

Well, that's the greeting from me.....It's your turn now!

bye,
fluffywren

fluffywren
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ooops, i forgot i had a signature!

cathshane

Hi Fluffywren and welcome.

Windhover
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Hi FluffyWren

Welcome! :)

Don't despair. Sydney is an awesome City for birdies. Well, out west (NW), where I live anyway. though there are plenty closer to the CBD, but I usually take my passport to go east of Parra. :D

Where are your favorite spots? What bird do you want to see most? Maybe I can help you find it! :)

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Hi, Windhover

Royal National Park is quite good, though the rainforest bits can get a bit annoying with leeches. There was another place I went once, somewhere near Epping, I think. I saw Regent and Fuscous Honeyeaters and also a Scarlet Robin. Another place near there, I think, is a sort of park/reserve with a trashed up creek. There was a Noisy Pitta nosing around there. My family and I used pieces of rubbish to describe where it was. "You see that blue rubbish bag? Go a bit to the right until you see a plastic cup, and then look straight behind it."

Whenever I used to look through a filed guide, I would always be intrigued by weird names. I used to think that the Chowchilla was my most wanted bird, but now I don't have a clue!

Barrington Tops National Park, near Dungog, near Newcastle, has some great views of Logrunners and Noisy Pittas. You should try it.

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Fluffy

You must have been to Shanes Park (near Mt Druitt) last May when there was the Noisy Pitta there right? Gosh, that place was filthy! Nowhere near Epping though. LOL! I met a few people there but don't remember you.

Well, I live about 12 minutes west of there. Also, I was lucky that being in WIRES Wildlife Rescue, I was privileged to have a Noisy Pitta in care about three days later (a different one) that was found near Liverpool. Up close and incredible bird. Lots of fabulous places around the western suburbs: Castlereagh Nature Reserve, Mitchell and Cattai National Parks (Mitchell is Cattai, but south of the little creek), Nepean Weir, the Blue Mountains. . . . . . All great to see some spectacular birds. Would love to go to Barrington Tops, one day. No travel for me for a while longer. Anytime you want to see some neat stuff out west, let me know.

See my Pittas here:

http://amatteroflight.com/gallery2/d/335-2/Noisy-Pitta_6978.jpg

This is the one I released into the same location as the other was found at Shanes Park.

http://amatteroflight.com/gallery2/d/395-1/Noisy-Pitta_7041.jpg

http://amatteroflight.com/gallery2/d/393-3/Noisy+Pitta_7028.jpg

fluffywren
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yeah, it was Shane's Park. The name Castlereagh Nature Reserve also rings a bell. That's the spot where I saw the Fuscous-es and Regents. Pretty good spot there, though there seemed to be a caged emu next door (?).Don't think I've ever been to Mitchell or Cattai. I have been to Kuringai Chase, and that was quite good. I seem to recall seeing a Rock Warbler (is that it's name?) there. On a rock.
Where is Nepean Weir?
Have you ever been out west towards Dubbo? Warrumbungles National park is absolutely fantastic! And if you don't care about birds, the volcanic scenery is awesome! Some tough walks too. We've seen our fair share of birds, though. I distinctly remember the time when the rest of my family saw a pair of Turquoise Parrots and only briefly tried to explain where they were. Then they said stuff like, "just behind the big log there", and then "they just flew over to that patch of nettles". Even when they flew, I didn't see them. Maybe it was just me.

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Windhover,

good pics, by the way

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