An afternoon on the coast FNQ

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Subject: An afternoon on the coast FNQ
From: "Keith & Lindsay Fisher" <>
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2006 21:13:34 +1000
A run down to the coast to drop our recyclables into the Killaloe waste 
transfer station (half way between Port Douglas and Mossman FNQ) produced 2 
Pied Herons and some dirty grey Australian not so white Ibis foraging in the 
rubbish. Further North at Newell Beach there was no sign of the reported Barn 
Swallows but there was a good collection of shorebirds, Great Knot, Lesser and 
Greater Sandplover, Red-necked Stint, Bar-tailed Godwit, Crested Tern plus a 
lone Lesser Crested Tern. A pair of Osprey were fishing with little success.
Overhead was a steady stream of Spangled Drongo heading south, in a half an 
hour there was 150+.

The Greater Sandplover were interesting as some had noticibly larger bills than 
others which were the same size and standing much taller than the Lesser 
Sandplovers that were mixed in with them. An interesting afternoon on the coast.

PS: I hope the Painted Snipe reported from Hasties Swamp near Atherton FNQ over 
the last few days are reported to the Birds Australia Painted Snipe survey.

Keith & Lindsay.

Keith & Lindsay Fisher
Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge
RN 6 Mt. Kooyong Road
Julatten QLD 4871

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