Best Ten for Townsville.

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Subject: Best Ten for Townsville.
From: "Ian Clayton" <>
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 00:22:29 +1000
Ian's best ten birds for Townsville.

1.  Garganay, 15/3/92, Blakey's Crossing. (This one was not sat on and
     a few people got to see it).

2.  Freckled Duck 16 14/6/92, borrow pits adjacent to Ross Dam, Kelso.
     three hundred metres from home).   The previous weekend Kath
Shurcliff, Rolf
     Jensen and I, drove out to Lake Toomba which is about 100 klm nth west
     Charters Towers. The purpose of the trip was to tick Freckled Duck non
of use
     having seen them before.  Surprise surprise when they turned up on my 
     back door step the next weekend.
3.  Pectoral Sandpiper 1 5/4/92, Blakey's Crossing.

4.  Rajah Shelduck 4 10/8/90, Blakey's Crossing.

5.  Painted Snipe 1, Ross Dam area.

6.  Black-chinned Honeyeater 6, in the back yard.

7. Square-tailed Kite 3, Northern Beaches.  A pair and most years a juv. 
    can be seen patrolling the northern beaches area during the cooler 
    months.   My theory is they come down of the Paluma Range for the

8. Great-billed Heron 2, Three Mile Creek, Pallarenda.

9. Rufous Owl 4, breeding pair, Kelso.

10. Red-necked Avocet 6 1/11/92, Town Common.

Ian Clayton
North Qld.
Phone 07 4789 1306    

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