Painted Snipe at Cove Road Stanmore

Subject: Painted Snipe at Cove Road Stanmore
From: Grahame Rogers <>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2007 07:23:58 +1000
The Painted Snipe are still on the dam at 689 Cove Road. They were a special treat for the members of the Birds Australia Southern Queensland team of surveyors who had just completed an arduous morning atlassing birds for the  SEQWater Regional Biodiversity Corridors Project on steep and thickly vegetated land near Shields Lookout on the western side of Lake Somerset.

The team of Eric Anderson, Diana O’Connor, Grahame and Donalda Rogers watched the 5 Snipe (2 females) feeding on the near edges of the dam and flying back and forth from one side to the other for over an hour in the middle of the day on Saturday 10/11/07. At times they were within 60 meters of the road fence, so a telescope was not necessary for a good view. To add to our pleasure: Great-crested Grebe, Magpie Geese, Jacana and a Latham’s Snipe as well as the usual suspects..

(The purpose of the SEQWater Regional Biodiversity Corridors Project is to restore vegetated linkages between existing remnants in the Brisbane River Valley riparian corridor and the D’Aguilar Range to enhance wildlife habitat and populations. The corridor will link Lakes Wivenhoe, Somerset and Samsonvale

Birds Australia Southern Queensland, Birds Queensland and BrisBOCA in a cooperative venture are conducting bird surveys that will monitor the effect of the changes. Long term survey sites have been established and surveying is planned to occur twice a year in spring and late summer.)

Grahame Rogers
Secretary Birds Australia Southern Queensland


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