Last weekend I had the pleasure of taking Jim Davis (of
Interpretive Birding http://www.ibirding.com/) and his wife Linda
to some remote locations around Lake Moondarra.
It was interesting .. he insists on sitting on a chair to do
his birding and states he sees just as many species as hyperactive
birdwatchers (like me sometimes) who are on the move almost all the time. He
could be right .. but he also saw a couple of interesting birds when out
They stayed at the Moondarra Caravan Park and following my
He went walking north through the Bowhunters Grounds (where
NSWFOC saw the Painted Snipe last year ) and saw a
Peregrine Falcon flying along the cliffs.
He went walking south from the causeway across the Leichhardt
River onto an Island and saw a Red Goshawk
Both of the species have eluded me, so it appears I have
more species I have yet to add to my personal list for the Isa
Yesterday I received a 2nd hand report of Blue
Bonnets being seen somewhere in the Cloncurry area. It could be, as I
have recorded several "out of territory birds" in this area. e.g. Freckled Duck, Cotton Pygmy-goose, Osprey, Pied Heron,
Rainbow Lorikeets (western red-necked race) The
eastern race seen locally have bred from escapes.
Regards, Bob Forsyth, Mount Isa, NW Qld.