Re: Black-Necked Storks

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Subject: Re: Black-Necked Storks
From: "Vicki Parslow-Stafford" <>
Date: Sun, 5 Apr 1998 00:13:12 +1000
Hi all

Pair of black-necked storks seen today (3.30pm, 4 April) at Daly's
(Bundamba) Lagoon, Ripley via Ipswich.  Weather fine and mild -- first true
autumn day this year.  After a couple of days of light set-in rain, the
lagoon still has a very low water level.  As well as the storks (which made
me very happy), other birds on the lagoon included:
-  (2) white-breasted sea eagles
-  (40+) wandering whistling-ducks
-  (50+) pied stilts
-  assorted PBDs, wood ducks, (1) black swan.

Also whizzed out to Swanbank.  Lagoon there very low, in parts totally dry.
 Usual assortment of coot, purple swamphen, dusky moorhen, PBDs, wood
ducks, little pied and little black cormorants, darters, pelicans, great
and intermediate egrets, and (1) black swan.

Additions -- 2 royal spoonbills (lots more muddy fringes than there used to
be).  Absences -- little grebes (previously abundant), grey teal, chestnut
teal, hardheads (all regulars).  Also noticeable was the absence of
scaly-breasted, rainbow and little lorikeets and pale-headed rosellas,
normally in abundance in the eucalypts fringing the lagoon and picnic area.

Vicki PS
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