Re: Where have all the Ibis gone?

To: "jon wren" <>,
Subject: Re: Where have all the Ibis gone?
From: Alexandra Appleman <>
Date: Mon, 09 Nov 1998 11:50:33 +1000
At 06:08 8/11/98 PST, jon wren wrote:
>Gooday all,
>Over the weekend 7-8 November I was involved in the Qld. Twitch. To our 
>amazement we did not locate a single Ibis species. We travelled a total 
>of 85 Km around the Bowen area and passed freshly ploughed fields, 
>rubbish dump and various waterholes, dams etc.
>Have any other people noticed the lack of Ibis in their areas? 
Australian White Ibis are still found in good numbers around Townsville,
including my garden, as we have a large communal roost on the South bank of
the Ross River, which they share with a colony of black flying foxes and 1
or 2 hundred cattle egrets.

I haven't noticed many Straw-necked Ibis around recently which suggests the
'dry weather bird' can sense that we are in for a Big Wet.  I recorded over
100mm of rain at Gulliver last week.


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