The Press Pack

Mike Unwin (left) and Tim Appleton (right)

Mike Unwin (left) and Tim Appleton (right)

I am here in Australia on a press trip to cover the wildlife wonders of South Australia and Tasmania. Two others of the team are shown here on our stopover at Singapore Airport. Mike Unwin (left) is editor of Travel Africa magazine and a prolific wildlife author, who also happened to edit my own book Secret Lives of Garden Birds. Tim Appleton OBE (right) will be known to most as the co-founder of the British Birdwatching Fair. In his other guise as Father Christmas he kindly invited me along on this trip. So I bought the coffees.

Our official tour begins in a few days time. In the meantime I’m visiting family in Sydney, while the other two are going to Adelaide – Tim on the white knuckle ride that is searching for a duck (Freckled Duck) at a sewage farm, while Mike will be on the utterly mundane treadmill of diving with Great White Sharks, poor chap.

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2 Responses to The Press Pack

  1. Chris Parnell says:

    Hope you have a fantastic time, Dominic. We loved Bruny Island on Tasmania especially for Tasmanian native hen, the flightless one.. Look forward to seeing the photos.

  2. Rosario says:

    Meaning of Jana Gana Man What ever it has been in the past but today it’s a song that units our country and psaries our great motherland (Bharat Mata) and The Government Of India.Following is a translation of the five stanzas that glorify Our Nation:First stanza: (Jan Gan Man Adhinayak Jaya Hai)Bharat wasi bharat ke nayak (Government Of India) ki jay karte hai…Punjab sindh gujrat marata dravidan utkal bangVindh himachal Yamuna ganga uchal jaldhi Taranga (Sabhi rajya, aasman samudra ki tarange bharat mata ki jai karti hai)(Tava shubha name jaage; tava shubha aashish maage, gaaye tava jaya gaatha) Second stanza :Tera naam leke ham jagte hai Bharat Mata, Tera aashirwad mangte haiAur aapki (Bharat Mata) sada jay gatha gate hai. JanGanMangal Dayak Jaya Hai Bharat Bhagya VidhataBharat wasiyo ka mangal karne wale (Government Of India) aapki jay ho. Aap Bharat ke Bhavisya ke rachna karne wale hai.Jaya ho, jaya ho jaya hoJay jaya jaya ho.Jaya means victory (Victory of India)Jai Hind

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