month in Townsville has seen the weather turn rather cool. Dropping to 7C in the
morning for quite a few days, although most days it manages to climb to around
22-27C by mid morning. (Perfect) On only one day it stayed down at 18C and we
all whinged about the cold, after all, we are sun worshipers here you know.
Townsville's official rain for July is 2mm. So with that startling amount you
would guess quite rightly that things have continued to dry out even
I received a call on the 18th that a Sarus Crane
had been spotted at the Town Common so promptly rang a fellow TRBOC member and
off we went to look for it NO LUCK. But did manage to see Wood Duck (10) and
Black-faced Woodswallow (2). Both are NOT common at the common.
Other interesting Sightings at the Common on 1st
July were 1 Chestnut Teal and 1 Black-tailed Godwit.
Several of our group went up to Paluma on the 22nd
hoping to see the Golden Bowerbird. 3 of us dipped because we were too busy
feeding our rumbling tums, but we managed to score Fernwren which the rest
missed.(can't have it all ) It was a shocker of a day cold (make that freezing)
with low mist followed by cloud. I was not able to take off the jumper till it
was time to leave at 3.00pm. The other bird of interest was a Square-tailed
About a dozen Brown Boobies were seen at Balgal
Beach on the 28th.
Lastly a Little Eagle and female Shining Flycatcher
were spotted at Shelly Beach on Sunday 29th.
The Grey Fantail is still visiting my yard daily
and I wonder how much longer I will be lucky to have its company.
Well that is it for this month, I am going to
Toonpan in the morning if anything startling shows I will let you