On Wednesday, as has been my way for the best past of three years, I posted I picture of a bird. This week the bird was an Eastern Yellow Robin - a great looking bird in lemon yellow and grey.
One of the birds in the pictures wore a green plastic band on its left leg - green left would have been added to the note book if I had noticed it in the field. But I only spotted it on the screen at home.
I had done a quick but unsuccessful inter-net search for information about projects banding these birds, but came up empty handed.
I mentioned this in the post, more in passing than anything else.
Then I got a comment from Pete Shanley - a Melbourne birder who I have never met - pointing me towards one of his contacts doing a PhD on urban Eastern Yellow Robins.
Seven degrees of separation?
I really do like blogging. SM