Here at 500m near the Glasshouses, I’m looking at the 20-year observations, &
in comparison with recent changes. In SEQ this elevation appears to be
differently sensitive to regional climate events, as it’s cooler & wetter than
surrounding lowland habitat, which perhaps emphasises impact upon local
> On 19 Apr 2018, at 12:16 pm, …:
> Hi Judith.
> I’m curious to know what part of Qld your in? I’m in Sheldon, in the
> foothills of Mt Cotton 10km inland from Cleveland.
> I have 5 regular kookaburras, the grey butcher birds, a family of Lewin
> H/eaters have been breeding here last couple of years. Saw a pheasant coucal
> up the road a couple of days ago.
> Summer was very quite birdwise but the small birds are coming back now. The
> eastern yellow robins, rufous whistlers, grey fantails, grey shrike thrush,
> striated pardalotes.
> Actually saw my first southern boobook recently. Have heard them for years.
> Have a couple of Whistling kites circling two days ago & saw one of them
> Also saw my first spectacled Monarch 1.5 km down the creek from here last
> So they’re about but I just have to look a bit harder.
> Cheers & happy birding.
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