Monthly Archive for February, 2007

The Mistletoebird.

This brilliant little blue-black, white, and scarlet bird is Australia’s only member of the flowerpecker family, and I’ve found them frustrating to observe. Sometimes I seem to go for months without seeing one, and then one day they’ll be common. Today was the latter, Peter and I saw several and then, just before we turned […]

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How much can a Koala bear?

I mean, there was I sitting quietly asleep in my tree after a night out eating gum leaves, when these two ugly looking humans came along and woke me up. Not only that, they were pointing shiny things at me and yelling out like ruffians trying to make me look at them. It’s more than […]

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