13 comments on “A Rare Encounter with a Rarely Seen Bird – Barren Grounds NR

  1. Hello Ash,
    What a delightful and informative read. How wonderful to follow you along on this birding adventure, blessed with some wonderful sights! I can’t help but echo what has already been said, you and Mrs H have the best birding dates 🙂

    The Bassian Thrush looks (to my subjective eyes) very similar to the “Scaly Thrush” found here – another shy bird in my region of Japan. Thank you for sharing these adventures with us, and for always including not just our avian friends, but other wildlife and fauna of your beautiful country.

    Wishing you both a blessed week ahead!

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    • Thanks Takami for your most appreciative comments. We have just returned from our busy visiting journey up north and have been out of phone signal at times so I am doing some catch up, as my phone does not always do WordPress well. Enjoy the rest of your weekend my friend 🙂

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  2. Another interesting birding adventure. I have seen a Gang Gang Cockatoo before. Of course in a zoo. Maybe in the heaven we will be able to see ALL the species of birds, in person, in their own habitat.

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    • Messed up my sentence – Maybe in the future, in heaven, we will be able to see ALL the species of birds, in person, in their own habitat.

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    • Thanks Lee, yes wouldn’t it be amazing to see all these beautiful birds in heaven, what a brilliant spectacle that would be. Yes what wonders await those who hope in our Lord and seek him daily. Enjoy your week my friend 🙂

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  3. Wow, I was just going to type what ‘Donna’ commented above – you have the best dates!
    I appreciate learning about birds’ respiratory systems, that is really fascinating. Beyond the obvious beauty and talents, how can anyone see such design and deny the magnificence of such a Creator?
    Press on dear brother, your wife too! (They often deserve much credit!)

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    • Thanks so much Lisa Beth, we do enjoy our special times out together. I could say our birding dates are spiritual as we bring our loving Father along with us and he always has a delight for us, even when the birds are few.Have a wonderful week my friend !

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    • Thanks so much Donna, we do have wonderful days out when we can manage to co ordinate the time in our busy lives, though we did not see a lot in this day due to the loud cicadas, but the Lord gave us the Bassian as a bonus of his kindness. Enjoy your weekend my friend 🙂

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  4. Very interesting to know all the natural advantages that some birds have in their bodies, that others don’t. Great post, Ashley. 🙂

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