North Queensland, Cairns News

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Subject: North Queensland, Cairns News
From: "Keith & Lindsay Fisher" <>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 19:25:45 +1000
Hi all; Not much to report from here as we have had over 400mm of rain in the last six days (thats over 15 1/2 inches in the old money). However we have also had the highest tides of the year 3.2m, this pushed the Bar-tailed Godwits up onto the parkland behind the Esplanade mudflats. This morning (26/2) 157 BT Godwits were foraging in the grass, many coming into their reddish breeding plumage. Also with them was 31 Masked Lapwings and 24 Great Knots roosting on the grass. Many of the Lesser and Greater Sandplovers are also in their breeding plumage. Birds Australia and BOCA will be waving the waders goodbye March 15th on the Cairns Esplanade with speakers and identification problems sorted out by experts. We hope the waders will continue to have a place to return to, not a Luna Park entertainment centre as suggested by one of our well informed residents, get rid of that stinking mud!
Keith & Lindsay Fisher
PO Box 2209, Cairns QLD 4870

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