Sunday, March 13, 2011

Slow Day @ Berlin Road

I suppose one of the problems with Berlin Road for me is that I travel along it twice a day during the working week; once on the way to Blackbutt and again on the return journey home. On most occasions, when venturing further afield [e.g. leaving for one of our occasional trips back to Redcliffe], we use Berlin Road as the most convenient route. One tends to become a little blasé; familiarity breeding contempt.

It can often take a special occasion to stir complacency out of its moribund state. Yesterday [Saturday 12 March 2033] serves as a point in case. We were heading to Jimboomba to visit our [non-birding] son and, with Fay in the front passenger seat, notebook and pencil in hand, we recorded the birds on or either side of the road as we travelled.

Given the less than satisfactory circumstances [speed, albeit never above 80kph, is not the perfect partner to good birding practice] our eventual meagre list was disappointing:

Crested Pigeon Ocyphaps lophotes
White-faced heron Egretta novaehollandiae
Galah Eolophus roseicapillus
Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus
Australian Magpie Cracticus tibicen
Torresian Crow Corvus orru
Magpie-lark Grallina cyanoleuca

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