More Bribie Island seabirds

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Subject: More Bribie Island seabirds
From: "Trevor Ford" <>
Date: Fri, 5 Jul 2002 19:53:34 +1000
Flushed with success from yesterday, we (Duncan Walbridge and myself) spent some more time today seawatching from Woorim, Bribie Island.
There were still large numbers of shearwaters around, although perhaps a little down on yesterday's counts.  The gannets and boobies were around in similar numbers, and the Antarctic Prion finally put in an appearance shortly after 3.30pm.  Just a short while later, a Little Shearwater flew past, an excellent bird for South-east Queensland.
Tern enthusiasts may be interested to hear that about 40 Little Terns flew south into Moreton Bay this evening.  There were also quite a few Common Terns visible during the day.
A feature of the sea off Woorim at the moment is the large amount of tuna in the area.  Dolphins are also much in evidence, with some appearing in nearly every telescope view.  Species included Bottle-nosed, Indo-pacific Humpback and Spinner.
So, if you fancy a spot of seawatching this weekend, pick up a coffee from Gilligan's (adjacent to the Woorim car park) and head beachwards.
Cheers - Trevor Ford.
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