A Major Rarity in North Queensland

Subject: A Major Rarity in North Queensland
From: "Tony PALLISER" <>
Date: 13 Nov 98 09:12:03 +1100
Del Richards has asked me to pass on to you the news of a Major Rarity
sighted at the Lower Daintree River, Nr Mossman, North Queensland. That
being a EURASIAN CURLEW Numenius arquata,  23-October-1998.  It has not
been seen since this date but may well be worth a look.  This will be
the first confirmed sighting for Australia (if accepted).

Also of interest up to 22 Barn Swallows were seen, again in the Mossman
area yesterday 13-November-1998.

Good luck to anyone that goes looking for curlew. Sorry I do not have
any precise information, if you are seriously considering looking for
this bird you could try contacting Del for details.

PS Just added a few photo's to the Pelagic Webpage for those with
access to a browser (more to follow) White-winged Black Tern, Asian
Gull-billed Tern, Wandering and Black-browed Albatross.

Tony Palliser
Ph wk..... 02-99001678 fx..... 02-99001669
Ph mb..... 0416 095875
Ph hm..... 02-94277563
email: wk: 

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