May 31, 2005
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Birds

Up the Yarrah for birds, and down again for wine. Very tasty wine indeed, especially at Punt Road.

Birds
A king parrot, possibly amused by the Crimson Rosella that had alighted on my head

In a word, wow.

Below, there's a nice picture of some nice cockies.

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Birds

An old friend from Boston has gone Australian, and explained cockies and stubbies and pokies thus:

Q: Does the fact that a guy shortens lots of nouns to two syllables with a diminutive mean he is out and proud?

A: Nope, they all do it: Chrissie, pressie, barbie, brekkie, bickie, cuppa, rellies, schoolies and of course Aussie. "Arvo" for afternoon is the one that gave me the most trouble because it DOESN'T FOLLOW THE PATTERN) ... ooops, started to rant a bit there ...

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Adrian knew there was a Superb Lyrebird somewhere nearby, but we couldn't find him. No worries.