juno pt brisbane

Subject: juno pt brisbane
Date: Mon, 04 May 2009 07:14:55 -0400

hi all
last thursday and again on saturday i paddled my kayak out the brisbane river 
mouth and north around luggage and juno points.
this is a large tract of relatively untouched and fairly inaccessible mangroves 
and swampland between the sewage treatment works and the airport. i've been 
wanting to explore it for a while now.

i had great views of a pair of white-bellied sea eagles both days and saw six 
species of raptor in all on sat: osprey, brahminy kite, wedge-tailed eagle, 
whistling kite and kestrel. some nest there evidently.
the most unusual sighting was white-breasted woodswallows hawking off a 
navigational marker out in the river mouth on thurs.
other birds seen included: reef egret, striated heron, mangrove gerygone 
(heard), mangrove HE, tawny grassbird, golden-headed cisticola, white-eyed 
ducks, crested and caspian terns, black-fronted dotterel.  
the broad tidal flats could be a good spot for waders given the right tide and 
time of year. i'll be going back.
it was also great to see so many fish jumping (and so few fishermen). a couple 
almost landed in my boat!

happy birding
shane b
ascot qld


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