I just had a call from one Rob King, who is out on the Pumicestone
Passage (SEQld, the body of water between Bribie Is and the mainland)
regularly. Yesterday he had the delightful sight of four Jabiru
feeding together near Thooloora Island. In all the times I have been
out on the Passage, I have never seen four together (except in a
nesting situation), and nor had Rob. They breed in an old Osprey nest
just north of Mission Point. Last year two fledged, but only one was
ever seen at one time. The adults nested this year, and I didn't
know how successful the attempt was. However, as the Jabiru is
somewhat of a solitary bird, I think one can assume that this
foursome is the result of this past winter's breeding.
Rob also saw a female Shining Flycatcher, as usual, at the confluence
of Coochin and Mellum Creeks. They are usually seen at low tide.
Shining Flycatchers are uncommon in this part of the world, although
they're out there.
Hey, it's raining here in Beerwah! Feels fantastic. Even the trees are smiling.
Sunshine Coast, Qld
26º 51' 152º 56'
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