Cairns News

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Subject: Cairns News
From: "Keith & Lindsay Fisher" <>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 22:06:59 +1000
Hi all,
Migrants are coming and going at the moment here in Cairns.
Most of the Pied Imperial Pigeons seemed to head north about the end of February/beginning of March but a flock of 86 flew over on 19/3.
A few Buff-breasted Paradise-Kingfishers (the names almost as long as the tail!), are still hanging around.
Wader numbers have dropped off with many Lesser Sand Plovers, Greater Sand Plovers, Pacific Golden Plovers, Bar-tailed Godwits and Great Knots in full or Partial breeding colours. Most of the Sharp-tailed Sandplovers and Marsh Sandplovers have gone.
Numbers of Sacred Kingfishers are beginning to build up, records over the last four years show that they are absent during November and very few records in December-February. The months of most numbers have been April-May and August.
Metallic Starlings finally left one of their nest sites two weeks ago. They started building nests at the end of August and had been continuously breeding raising at least two and possibly three broods.
White-faced Heron  1st sighted 2 on 12/3
Australian White-Ibis 1st sighted 8 on 18/3, 39 on 24/3
Intermediate Egret 1st saw 3 on 19/3
Gull-billed Tern 1st sighted 1 on 21/3
Little Egret 1st sighted 1 on 24/3
Great Egret 1st sighted 2 on 24/3
Straw-necked Ibis 1st sighted 4 on 26/3
These birds have presumably returned from their breeding colonies.
Keith & Lindsay Fisher
PO Box 2209, Cairns QLD 4870

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