Latham's Snipe, Stanmore,SEQ

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Subject: Latham's Snipe, Stanmore,SEQ
From: "russ lamb" <>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 20:56:00 +1000
Have started to regularly survey an 8km stretch of Cove Road, Stanmore , a 
locality situated between Beerwah and Woodford (behind the Glasshouse 
Mountains).Cove Road traverses a number of wetlands, some natural low-lying 
swamp/shallow lagoons, and a number of dams. At the Beerwah end it passes close 
to the Stanley River. Painted Snipe (up to five) were seen at one of these 
wetlands for a few months from September last year.
   On Saturday we recorded 61 species along this stretch, three more than in 
July. A pair of Latham's Snipe were present at the same wetland where the 
Painted Snipe were seen last year. We also got three Glossy Ibis, all the 
egrets, Great Crested Grebe (one only), though no sign (yet) of the Cotton 
Pygmy-geese which bred there last year. A single White-necked Heron (three last 
month) but no spoonbills. Straw-necked Ibis were plentiful and one area had 
five Black-fronted Dotterel. I'ts obviously a good spot for waterbirds (Magpie 
Geese, Brolga and Jabiru have visited in past years)
        Nothing unusual in the way of bush birds, though it was good to pick-up 
our first White-naped Honeyeaters for the year. No sign of the Grey-crowned 
Babblers occasionally seen along the route.

Russ Lamb, Maleny,SEQ

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