I love finding old books in bookshops that highlight Australia's Fauna and Flora and the many past authors who investigated Australia's wonderful diversity of Animals,Birds and Plant Life.
I found one such book the other day called the "The Lore of the Lyrebird" by Ambrose Pratt.
In it I found the wonderful story of Edith Wilkinson and "James" the wild Lyrebird she befriended.
James became a celebrity in his day and you can find many references on the internet including
the short film in the link below.
As yet I have never had the pleasure to photograph a Lyrebird and have had one fleeting glimpse of one on Mt Buffalo in Victoria.
A children's book has also been written based on the story by Jackie Kerin.
Here below is Jackie telling the story on youtube.