Yellow wagtail in Townsville

Subject: Yellow wagtail in Townsville
From: Alexandra Appleman <>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 14:33:25 +1000 (EST)
A yellow wagtail in non-breeding plummage was spotted from the Tower
Observation Hide at Townsville Town Common on Tuesday 25 November; around
noon.  This is one of only a few reported sightings of a yellow wagtail in

The bird was identified by Peter and Rhonda Barrand from Heywood,
Victoria. Jo Wieneke, Marleen Acton, Jock and Rosemary Payet, Steve
Guerrato and myself managed to get good looks at the bird, which hung
around the Tower Hide until about 5pm.  Other Townsville birdos are
heading out there today to see if it still around.

Meanwhile, a BUFF BREASTED PARADISE KINGFISHER was sighted in Mt Spec NP
on the road to Paluma; 80 km north of Townsville this morning.

Alex Appleman

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