Speckled Warblers in Brisbane mangroves

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Subject: Speckled Warblers in Brisbane mangroves
From: "Craig Doolan" <>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 14:14:18 +1000
Down at Station Street Wetlands, Wellington Point this morning I saw something 
that I certainly didn't expect, I believe it was a pair of Speckled Warblers 
flying around low in Grey Mangroves (Avicennia marina) and landing on the roots 
of the trees.  I've seen Speckled Warblers on several occasions before but 
never in a coastal environment.  The site is a bit of coastal woodland 
interspersed with saltmarshes and patches of mangroves.

I didn't have binoculars with me but I saw them quite clearly and can't think 
of what else they could be.  Does anyone else have this sort of experience with 
Speckled Warblers?  I'd actually seen a survey for an adjacent patch of bush 
with this species listed but had considered it an error - I guess I shouldn't 
be so quick to judge!  In the 15 minutes or so I was there I also saw a 
Spectacled Monarch.

I was doing a bit of a reconnaissance for a bird walk I'm taking for the 
Station Street Wetland Bushcare Group this Saturday.  The public is welcome to 
join in so if anyone wants to come along, we're meeting at 7:30am, Saturday 
20th September, Station St, Wellington Point (UBD Ref: 185, E3).  For any more 
info, just e-mail me.

Craig Doolan
Community Bushcare Officer
Redland Shire COuncil

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