Laughing Gull 2003 update 3

To: "Trevor Ford" <>, "birding-aus" <>
Subject: Laughing Gull 2003 update 3
From: "The Dam Lamb Service Clan" <>
Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2003 19:43:43 +1100
Pleased to report Maria and I successful in sighting Laughing Gull on Bribie
Is this afternoon.Headed down to Bribie after the 3 hour marathon of Lord of
the Rings at Maroochydore cinema. Found the gull quickly with Silver Gulls
on the sand spit to the SE of Buckley's Hole around 3pm.Whoppee!!! First new
bird for 2003, and a follow-on to Kelp Gull at Woody Point last year. Got
great scoped views between showers, saw gull take off and fly low over
Buckley's .
         Went to celebrate with coffee at cafe beside Bongaree jetty,
rewarded with two further sightings as the LG patrolled the shore south ,
back towards Buckley's. Spectacular black head, dark red ,almost black,
bill, white trailing edge against slately-grey upperwing. A must-see bird!

            Russ Lamb,Maleny, SEQ

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