Farquar Inlet / Coopernook birds

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Subject: Farquar Inlet / Coopernook birds
From: Mick Roderick <>
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2006 18:08:10 +1000 (EST)
Hi all,

  On Saturday 7th Oct, myself and brother Steve made a lightning trip up to the 
Manning region for a look at the wader situation at Old Bar. As it was low-tide 
the birds were quite spread out, though we located plenty of birds. The most 
numerous waders were Pac Goldel Plovers and Red-necked Stints, of which there 
were easily 50+ of each. Many of the Plovers had some great colouring left. 
Also with the Stints were a few Sharpies and 14 Sanderling. One of the Stints 
also had an orange flag on the upper tarsus of the right leg.

  Also heard was a Beach Stone-curlew that was sounding off when both a Sea 
Eagle and an Osprey flew overhead. We didn't locate the exact whereabouts of 
the calling bird.

  Following a tip from Allan Richardson, we had a look at the Square-tailed 
Kite nest in Coopernook State Forest and saw one of the birds sitting pretty 
tight on the nest. The bird then started calling and before long a second bird 
negotiated it's way through the canopy and to the nest site. We were on the 
wrong side of the tree to see what happened next, but one of the birds soon 
left. We suspected that the male may have taken over duties while the female 
went off to feed.


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