July 2008 Observations
Pot Pond Left Mound
Unphotographable Mound (UPM) (2009)
Taken with Canon G2 with a home-made remote control "iThumb" of 10 second intervals over 15 minutes.
Pot Pond Left Mound
29th June 2009.
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Timelapse photography of 10 second intervals over 15 minutes from a 2 hour sequence.
Timelapse photography of 4 second intervals over 15 minutes from a 2.5 hour sequence.
Timelapse photography of ~ 6 second intervals over 41 minutes from a 8½ hour sequence
Timelapse photography of ~ 5 second intervals over 33 minutes from a 9 hour sequence (7:13 AM to 4:24 PM).
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Mimicry"One researcher, Sydney Curtis, has recorded flute-like lyrebird calls in the vicinity of the New England National Park. Similarly, in 1969, a park ranger, Neville Fenton, recorded a lyrebird song, which resembled flute sounds, in the New England National Park, near Dorrigo in northern coastal New South Wales. After much detective work by Fenton, it was discovered that in the 1930s, a flute player living on a farm adjoining the park used to play tunes near his pet lyrebird. The lyrebird adopted the tunes into his repertoire, and retained them after release into the park. Neville Fenton forwarded a tape of his recording to Norman Robinson. Because a lyrebird is able to carry two tunes at the same time, Robinson filtered out one of the tunes and put it on the phonograph for the purposes of analysis. The song represents a modified version of two popular tunes in the 1930s: "The Keel Row" and "Mosquito's Dance". Musicologist David Rothenberg has endorsed this information."
"This is David Attenborough's rated number 1 TV moment. The amazing Lyre Bird with is superb sounds imitations! It is very real, and truly amazing. Research this bird anywhere on the net. This bird can imitate/mimic a Camera, Chainsaws & Car Alarms."
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