Re: Are the Painted Snipe still at Cove Rd, Woodford, SEQld?

To: "birding-aus" <>, "Jill Dening" <>, "Danny Rogers" <>
Subject: Re: Are the Painted Snipe still at Cove Rd, Woodford, SEQld?
From: "Peter Madvig" <>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 14:19:31 +1100
Hello Danny,

I did not "file" a report, but 24/10 to 31/10 I spent a great week with my in-laws from Botswana at Bowra Station, just out of Cunnamulla. One of our superb views was of a Painted Snipe (male) by a series of narrow pools (part of a creekbed), on just the one occasion, an area with also a large 'mob' of Black-tailed Native Hen. By the time we left, quite a bit of the water was already gone. I believe they have had rain since, but don't know how much. Others before us had seen a couple of P S along a bore-drain, which had flooded a small area.

((We had all up on the property itself 103 species, including ones nesting or with young. None of the "special" raptors, whatever that may mean, but they are around, and no Redthroat. Among others, M.M. Cockatoo, Mulga Parrot, Bourke's Parrot (including a flock of 28, with 1 Budgerigar in tow), Chestnut-crowned and Hall's Babbler, Crimson Chat, Spotted Bowerbird (one resident with it's active bower), Red-backed Kingfisher, Crested Bellbird, Red-capped and Hooded Robin, Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush, White-browed Tree-creeper, Red-browed Pardalote, Spotted and Owlet Nightjar, and Ground Cuckoo-shrike. Ian and Julie Mclaren most helpful. Must return early Spring!))
Lots og Grey and some Red Kangaroo, plus Feral pigs and goats :-(

Best wishes,
Peter Madvig

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