Wynnum North & Fisherman's Island, Brisbane, Qld

To: "Richard Coombes" <>, "Tim Meredith" <>
Subject: Wynnum North & Fisherman's Island, Brisbane, Qld
From: "Colin R" <>
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 13:21:46 +1000
Further wader watching this morning at Wynnum North and Fisherman?s
Island, Moreton Bay, Brisbane southside.
Started at the hide overlooking the North roost?
320 Whimbrel
219 Bar-tailed Godwit
45 Curlew
30 Black-winged Stilts
16 Greenshanks

One of the Godwits had a green flag, upper RL. (I'll report it thru the
wader form)

Moved on to the pond in front of the Visitor?s Centre, F Island. Usual
Royal Spoonbills, Pelicans, Chestnut and Grey Teal, Black Duck,
Moorhens, Swamphens (lots of chicks) Coot, Swans etc. Went for a short
stroll to check out the Eastern end ? reeds and mud ? and spotted a
Harrier flying away from me. Back to the car, but unable to find it
again among the industry and trucks. Presumed to be Spotted ? no white
rump visible.

On out to the fenced area I think is the artificial roost, and wader
spotting thru the wire?
300 Bar-tailed Godwit
200 Curlew
100 small waders ? presumed to be Stints
70 Chestnut Teal
40 Grey Teal
50 Red-necked Avocet
30 Whimbrel
20 Sharp-tailed Sandpipers
10 Great Knot
10 Greenshank

The waders were difficult to see with the glare on the mud and water,
the distance, and the bank obscuring the area the ?small? waders fed in
? only saw them when they briefly rose and circled before landing again.
A couple of other odd or interesting sightings ? 1 House Sparrow on the
fence and 2 Pink-eared Duck in this very saline location.
No flagged waders ? although it was difficult sighting details at times.

  Colin Reid
So many birds, so little time...... 

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