Bird counts by BOPPAS 18th November

Subject: Bird counts by BOPPAS 18th November
From: IAN MAC RAE <>
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 1996 06:10:27 +1000
BOPPAS for short, or "Bird Observers of Pumicestone Passage and Surrounds"
went to Conondale, Bouloumba Creek and Little Yabba Creek for their regular
fortnightly outing on Monday 18th. For the BOPPAS which are centred around
Bribie Island and Caloundra under the leadership of Beverley Durrant, the
journey to these sites took only two hours by car. The day yielded 82
species.The highlight of the day had to be the abundance (about 10 separate
sightings)of Wompoo Fruit Doves at Bouloumba Creek including the view of one
sitting on a nest.A Currawong cast its "evil" eye over the nest but the
sitting parent did a good cover-up job and the Currawong lost interest.One
Wompoo, feeding on the fruit of a Piccabeen palm was in brilliant sunlight
and its radiantly coloured plumage was a delight to see.
Species listed for the day included: Australian Brush-Turkey, Little (Black)
Cormorant, Pacific Black Duck, Wood Duck, Dusky Moorhen, Purple Swamphen,
White-faced Heron, Cattle Egret, Intermediate Egret, Straw-necked Ibis,
Masked Lapwing, Nankeen Kestrel, Rose-crowned Fruit-dove, Wompoo Fruit Dove,
Topknot Pigeon (Flock of about 25), White-headed Pigeon, Brown Cuckoo-dove,
Crested Pigeon, Galah, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Rainbow Lorikeet,
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet, Crimson Rosella, Pale-headed Rosella, Brush Cuckoo,
Fan-tailed Cuckoo, Common Koel, Pheasant Coucal, White-throated Needletail,
Laughing Kookaburra, Sacred Kingfisher, Dollarbird, White-throated
Treecreeper, Variegated Fairy-wren, Red-backed Fairy-wren, Large-billed
Scrubwren, White-browed Scrubwren, Brown Gerygone, Brown Thornbill, Little
Friarbird, Bell Miner, Noisy Miner, Lewin's Honeyeater, Yellow-faced
Honeyeater, Brown Honeyeater, Dusky Honeyeater, Scarlet Honeyeater,
Logrunner, Eastern Whipbird, Eastern Yellow Robin, Pale-yellow Robin, Little
Shrike-thrush, Grey Shrike-thrush, Golden Whistler, Rufous Whistler, Willie
Wagtail, Black-faced Monarch, Spectacled Monarch, Magpie-lark, Spangled
Drongo, Olive-backed Oriole, Figbird, Paradise Riflebird, Green Catbird,
Satin Bowerbird, Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike, Cicadabird, Varied Triller,
White-breasted Woodswallow, Grey Butcherbird, Pied Butcherbird, Australian
Magpie, Pied Currawong, Torresian Crow, Welcome Swallow, Tree Martin, Fairy
Martin, Singing Bushlark, Clamorous Reed-warbler, Golden-headed Cisticola,
Tawny Grassbird, and Bassian Thrush.
This is the first note from BOPPAS, more to come.We are blessed with a
region rich in bird species.Visitors are welcome. If interested please
contact me by email at 
Happy birding,
Ian MacRae

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