Saturday, April 5, 2014
TODAY, THE DAY OF BRIGADOON, OUR SCOTTISH FESTIVAL, I FINALLY SAW A GREY CURRAWONG IN BUNDANOON
Though I've heard Grey Currawongs calling three or four times before in Bundanoon, I've never laid eyes on one. They're scarce buggers, more easily seen south of Bundanoon in Penrose and Tallong, where the habitat is drier. I was blessed to get my nocs onto one down Old Argyle Road mid-afternoon - the bird's sharp, parrot-like chiming alerted me to its presence. Unfortunately, I only had a four second view of it, as the bird was dashing through the canopy. Grey Currawongs are such striking birds, even with their sooty plumage. They're often solitary, or in pairs or trios. They're a bird I'd love to know more about. LJ, April 5 2014.