I never knew about these birds living in and around Brisbane until listening to a 'Conversations' podcast featuring Darryl Jones talking about his new book 'Curlews on Vulture Street' about a fortnight ago, but now that I have watched those You Tubes above to see just what an Australian curlew looked and sounded like I realize that these birds live in the bush nearby, as I've heard those screams coming from the bush near my home in the very early hours when I'm trying to sleep.
Not that I recall ever having seen them around my home though.
I haven't read any of Darryl's books yet, even though I have written about one of his books that I have been meaning to buy and read -
Darryl Jones: 'Birds At My Table' Podcast
|Conversations: Bush chooks, |
clever crows, and assassin maggies
I had planned on going to see his talk tonight in a bookstore just off Vulture Street until I saw a few days ago that the event was sold out.Oh well, I have other plans now anyway and won't even be able to watch it over Zoom tonight.
|I spotted a female fairy wren on top of a hedge Sept 2nd|
|Boy Swallows Universe in the September newspaper|
|And a male blue fairy wren hopping along the ground Sept 2nd:-)|
I hadn't seen a blue fairy wren in such a long time that seeing one in a garden outside an office building fronting the M1 freeway after reading about the Netflix series starting filming just a few suburbs down the freeway
blue blew me away, pardon the pun ... kind of:-)
Considering I had bought that book from the same bookstore Darryl Jones is doing his sold-out book talk tonight:-)Magic Words and the Power of Language?
|Rotary Peace Monument. |
Wagga Wagga was the first city in the
World to become a Rotary Peace City in February, 1993
The closest I've been to the town was stopping in Gundagai -The S#!+ You Learn on the Road to Gundagai