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|Subject:||On the outskirts of Fyshwick|
|From:||Martin Butterfield <>|
|Date:||Thu, 1 May 2014 13:39:34 +1000|
I passed by Jerra wetlands and the FSP this morning. On Rusk Pond 6 (more like mudhole 6 at present ) there were at least 15 Black-fronted Dootterls and 7 red-kneed Dotterells. Also about 12 Magpie-larks doing a creditable (at a distance and a very quick glance) job of imitating Black-winged Stilts.
Another good imitation was that of a domestic goose call. It was of course two White Bellied Sea Eagles soaring overhead from the general direction of the hospice: one a glorious adult the other a sub-adult bird. In my experience down the coast such calling is often associated with courting behaviour and at one point the adult bird did a barrel roll under the immature, extending its talons upwards in so doing. So might this have been a breeding display?
On the matter of the hospice, as I drove past on the main drag (I am never sure what that road is called anywhere between Anzac Parade and Sutton Road) earlier in the morning 5 Gang-gangs flew across the road.
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