I find it amusing how it will often take me a long time to find a particular bird for the first time, yet once I have found it I seem to find them everywhere. This has happened with:
- Australasian Pipits (saw my first near Dampier recently, have now seen them 2 minutes from the office in an area I had looked before);
- Western Spinebills (first seen in Pinnaroo a few years back, we now have a family of them frequenting the backyard);
- Australian Reed-Warblers (seen first on a BAWA walk, now I see them in the reeds everywhere);
- Brown Honeyeaters (for years I thought they were small Singing Honeyeaters);
- Common Greenshanks (seen first on a BAWA walk, now I see them all the time in Dampier).
I suspect that the same will happen with the Little Grassbird and a few other conspicuous absentees from my list.
My N-gauge model train layout is progressing well. I spent a few hours tonight wiring block switches and covering foam with plaster-of-paris strips for the tunnel section. The layout is predominantly 1970s-1980s British diesel but also tends to have anything else that catches my eye…
I think the layout needs a name (most others around the place, especially those on the web, are named). Therefore, if you are reading this (I think at least a few people read this?) and have a suggestion please comment. Thanks!
“Trying” to transfer the firmware off a NOE card using Modbus. This was going to take over 12 days…
- Australasian Pipit (Anthus novaeseelandiae), seen in the Dampier and Karratha area;
- Horsfield’s Bushlark (Mirafra javanica), seen in the Dampier and Karratha area;
- Purple-crowned Lorikeet (Glossopsitta porphyrocephala), seen at both Gnowangerup and Wagin;
The list is now at