Bunya Mountains National Park, Queensland, Australia
Pentax camera, 2006
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This post is to celebrate the 4th anniversary/birthday of this blog.
A big thank you to you for visiting and for your comments.
I can't believe that after four years that this is my first post to include Pied Currawong. It is a bird that I grew up with. I was in their presence for much of my youth and I always have close encounters with them every time I go home. It seems that birders often ignore the things that are watching them.
I think my most amazing story about a Pied Currawong is actually from over a dozen years ago when I was living and working in Tokyo. I was having a typically busy day when I grabbed a moment to call Australia at a public phone (6000 yen >$100au then..for 20 minutes!) ....Anyway, I don't recall what was being said but the receiver in oz must have been near an open window and a bellowing "Bargarp-bargeaowe" penetrated deeply from the phone right into my brain. I stepped bewildered back into the streets of Tokyo with the sound slowly trickling through my wrists and shins.
I don't have any of my own recordings of their call but I recommend you check out some of these videos at YouTube!
Also, just to let you know. I have set the Blurb digital previews for my books to 100% so if you have time, please check them out! Just click on "preview" on the Blurb book banners in the side columns of this blog.
Thanks for visiting again!
|Currawongs at Bunya Mountains National Park in 2009|
|Bunya Pines at Bunya Mountains National Park|
|Tokyo in 2000|
|Currawong at Girraween National Park in 2006|