Hi from Canadian who Loves Aus Parrots

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WompooDove
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Hi from Canadian who Loves Aus Parrots

Hi Folks:

Canadian guy here (now live in California) traveled around Aus with the dream of filming all 54 parrot species and making my own Parrot doco!

I spent 6 months from August 2008 - February 2009 in your beautiful country. I was blown away and naturally love to interact with my Aussie "mates".

If you want to see some samples of what my film will be like check out my blog:

www.polytelismedia.wordpress.com

Cheers!

Don

Tassie

Gidday Don and welcome to the site.
I have not checked out your blog yet but I will.
Tassie

WompooDove
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Hi Tassie:

Thanks for the warm welcome mate! Always glad to have people visit the blog! Are you a road train driver?

polytelismedia@gmail.com

Cheers!

Don

Tassie

Gidday Don, its good to see you like the site hope to see some more of your pics.
I have had a go at road trains but its three times the work mate and a lot more hassles.
I mainly pull a single 45ft flat top trailer carting general freight and at times pull what they call a step deck trailer with ramps carting mining machines.

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Hi again Tassie:

I just learned how imageshack works with this site and thought you might enjoy some pics I took in South Aus of Scarlet-chested Parrots. You can find em here:

http://www.birdsinbackyards.net/forum/messages.cfm?threadid=D6FE8EDB-DC84-BCA1-763A96238DAEE67A

Tassie

Hi Don, had no luck with that mate.

WompooDove
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Sorry Tassie..

Thought that one should work okay. Take a look here to see all of my images from Aus if you would like to:

www.polytelismedia.wordpress.com

Also I will continue to post some in the photo thread here on the forum. That should work okay since it looks like folks (including yourself) have gone over and had a look.

Cheers!

Don

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hi Don
Welcome to the forum. I just had a look at your site and had to chuckle when I saw your "survival" head gear. They are incredible aren't they? I lived for 23 years in W.A, and in the bush everyone has a black shirt in Summer. I was always told the secret is to leave them on your back and then they stay away from your face!! Great in theory.........
Your comments about the calls of the yellow tailed blacks hit home with me as I hear them every day, and they always send a little shiver down my spine as it sounds so melancholy and prehistoric. Often I have seen them close overhead and I talk to them ( nothing wrong with me :^D ) they kind of do a little chuckly chortle as they go over head . Feels like they are saying hello.

Cheers
Birdie

Sunshine Coast Queensland

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Don

You are not alone in wanting to see the native wildlife in its natural state. I can not stand to see caged birds, especially such magnificent creatures as our parrots.

My favourite part of going to Australia Zoo here is the bird segment of their Crocosseum show. The black cockies along with McCaws fly freely around the place and come in to land on perches near to the audience when tempted with a nut from the handlers. It is such a thrill to have them land near you and to be able to observe them closely and know that they are free to fly away . The McCaws are allowed to do free flying circuits all over the zoo and obviously come back as trained. Like wise with the kookaburras and the major mitchells etc.
No matter how many times I see lorikeet flying overhead (constantly up here) it is still a privilege to watch them hang upside down and perform their funny feats trying to get nectar in someone's garden or in the park.

Cheer again

Birdie
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Sunshine Coast Queensland

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Don

You are not alone in wanting to see the native wildlife in its natural state. I can not stand to see caged birds, especially such magnificent creatures as our parrots.

My favourite part of going to Australia Zoo here is the bird segment of their Crocosseum show. The black cockies along with McCaws fly freely around the place and come in to land on perches near to the audience when tempted with a nut from the handlers. It is such a thrill to have them land near you and to be able to observe them closely and know that they are free to fly away . The McCaws are allowed to do free flying circuits all over the zoo and obviously come back as trained. Like wise with the kookaburras and the major mitchells etc.
No matter how many times I see lorikeet flying overhead (constantly up here) it is still a privilege to watch them hang upside down and perform their funny feats trying to get nectar in someone's garden or in the park.

Cheer again

Birdie
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Sunshine Coast Queensland

WompooDove
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Birdie is Australia Zoo still thriving? I sure hope so. So many of us in North America were saddened to hear about Steve Irwin. My hopes is that the zoo is doing great!

I have to admit as a parrot lover I was always hoping Steve would do an entire segment on Aussie parrots. They are just as charasmatic as crocs (to me anyway) grin...

Cheers and warm wishes from accross the miles.

Don

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Yes it is still thriving, getting bigger and more commercial by the day. I don't think it is the same as when Steve was doing the Croc shows etc, but it will be there for a long time I guess. the message that he taught has certainly got through to people and especially to young people.
A few nights ago even I have to admit I did something I would never had done if I hadn't seen his Zoo and shows. I came across a python at dusk heading out for a bake on the road in what is fairly cool temps here at night. I actually got out of the car and gently moved him back into the bush or he would have been squashed for sure. Never would have done that a few years ago, python or no python!!
It's our kids who have learned the lessons from Steve and the like, thank goodness, for the future of our PLanet.

Stay warm over there

cheers
Birdie
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Sunshine Coast Queensland

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