Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 26 Mar 2012 01:30:24 +1000

Birdline North Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 25 Mar 2012.

Wed 21 Mar Arctic Jaeger Weipa
A young Arctic Jaeger was found at a building site in Weipa and handed to me as my partner is the local wildlife carer. The bird is very exhausted from some bad monsoon weather of late. Identification is based on 4 white primary shafts and small, pointed central tail feathers, although no field guide I have shows it's current stage of plumage very well. Currently we are seeking advice from any sea bird carers regarding this species - if any one has any information, please email me -
Ben Bright

Tue 20 Mar Lesser Frigatebird off Strand opp Aquarius North ward
Initially one, about 9am after "mini tornado". Then two. At lunctime a group of 7. (Also later reported #125028 - Alex Canton) Moderators' Note: (1400hrs 20/03/2012) Latest Count 70 Lesser Frigatebirds (Strand - Rowes Bay - Pallarenda).
Helen Hopkins

Great Frigatebird, Lesser Frigatebird Townsville 10' Cell
Great Frigatebird (1) female, possibly others Lesser Frigatebird c20 Moderators' Note: (1400hrs 20/03/2012) Latest Count 70 Lesser Frigatebirds (Strand - Rowes Bay - Pallarenda) and 4 x Black Noddies Pallarenda end.
Alexandra Canton

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