-- Black-breasted Buzzard (my nearest sighting of
this species was 30km south of the Isa)
-- White-winged Black Tern (my 4th sighting of
this species here)
-- Painted Finch (only a few)
-- Long-tailed Finch (only 2)
-- Green Pygmy-goose
-- Grey-headed Honeyeater
-- Black-tailed Treecreeper
-- Baillon's Crake (about 8 of them and only 3 metres away
-- Brolgas (11) soaring overhead were quite
Unfortunately the sedge where I saw Swinhoe's Snipe a
few weeks ago has been trashed by cattle.
The only waders recorded were Sharp-tailed Sandpipers and a
single Marsh Sandpiper.
Unfortunately many other recently recorded species were absent
I might add we did not leave town till 9.00am, took our time
and stopped for lunch at Stone Axe Ck (NW corner of the Lake) waiting for
the Finches to arrive.
Additionally, I have a 2nd hand report of a recent
Carpentarian Grasswren sighting along this access road at a location I have
previously postulated as suitable CGw habitat.
Please email me for a copy of my 158 species Excel
format Bird List (that includes Slater and S&D page references) for the
It is sorted into Atlas Form sequence ... but can be sorted
into Field Guide page sequence.
Regards, Bob Forsyth, Mount Isa, NW