birding-aus Mt Gravatt On a Sunday

Subject: birding-aus Mt Gravatt On a Sunday
From: Laurence and Leanne Knight <>
Date: Sun, 25 Jul 1999 21:23:04 +1000
I went for a stroll up Mt Gravatt [my back yard] this moring before
heading off to the Gabbba to sample some Aussie rules culture.

Saturday's rain had cleared away and I could see clear through to the
Glasshouse Mtns before taking the walking track down to Logan Rd.  There
is a local hot spot on the northern side of the hill where you can
sometimes see something interesting - like a tawny frogmouth or an
emerald ground dove [nothing to get excited about in the country, but
good for 10km from the centre of town].  Today, there were the usual
BF-cuckoo shrikes, yellow-faced honey-eaters, striated pardolotes and a
family of drongos.  A few galahs and scaly-breasted lorikeets were
loitering about hollows with intent, but the highlight was watching a
red-backed fairy wren preening himself - got a nice view of his scarlet
coloured back from neck to tail ...

The result from the Gabba would be of little interest to a Victorian,
but most satisfying for a Queenslander.

Regards, Laurie.
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