QOSI at Lord Howe Island

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Subject: QOSI at Lord Howe Island
From: Ros Laundon <>
Date: Sun, 08 Nov 1998 18:54:40 +1000
Hello All,
The recent QOSI trip to LHI guided by Ian Hutton was an absolute birding
highlight for me and others on the trip.  It was my introduction to
seabirds.  What a perfect gift!

We saw  the LHI Woodhen, of course.  It comes out of the palms at the
sound of a handclap and seems to expect to be fed.  When do you describe
a bird as domesticated/ semi-domesticated?

We watched Red-tailed Tropicbirds over the northern cliffs for a long
time.  Do they really fly backwards or is it an illusion?

I don't know how widespread is the use of local names such as Wideawakes
for Sooty Terns and Bluebillies for Grey Turnlets (they look blue over
the water) but they are most apt.

There were no gulls, none that we saw anyway.  Is there some reason that
LHI doesn't suit them?

Regards to all,
Ros Laundon.

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