Highlights of Trip to FNQ

Subject: Highlights of Trip to FNQ
From: HARRIS & WESTRUP John & Jude <>
Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2001 21:54:08 +1000
Dear B-a's

Having just returned from FNQ last Thursday, I thought it was about time
I put something on B-A.

Having been away for 26 days, there are a fewe people I would like to
thank for their assistance in the locating of birds.  Thanks to Jo W and
Ian C for the Golden Bowerbird, Keith Fisher, the crew of Sea Star II -
Ty, Mark and Tanya, Chris Dahlberg, Ron Carol and Andrew from Kingfisher
Park, Lloyd N, Marty and Helen from Ingham and all of you who replied to
my RFI.

The highlights of the trip were 43 new birds(*) for me and about 12 for
my companion, Fred.  Apart from these a few other birds made the
highlights as well.

They are:
Eungella H/E*                   Chelman Rd
Great Bowerbird*                        Cape Pallarenda
Brown-backed H/E*               Townsville Common
Macleay's H/E*                  Ivy Tea Cottage Paluma
Victorias Riflebird*                    "       "
King Quail (male)                       "       "
Bower's Shrike-Thrush*          Birthday Creek Paluma
Golden Bowerbird*                  "            "
Red-necked Crake*               Lacey's Creek S. F. - Mission Beach
Buff-breasted Paradise-Kingfisher*      "       "
Yellow H/E*                     Woree - Cairns
White-rumped Swiftlet*          "   "
Varied H/E*                     Esplanade
Mangrove Robin*                 "       "
Brown Booby*                    Cairns Harbour
Great Frigatebird*              Michaelmas Cay (Mickey mouse cake!!)
Sooty Tern*                             "       "
Bridled tern*                           "       "
Black-naped Tern*                       "       "
Pied Heron*                     Yorkey's Knob
Shining Flycatcher*             "          "
Sarus Crane*                    Hasties Swamp
Yellow-breasted Boatbill*       Curtain Fig Tree
Pied Monarch*                   "       "
Bridled H/E*                    The Crater
Lesser Sooty Owl*               Wongabel S.F.
White-browed Robin*             Big Mitchell Crk
Fairy Gerygone*                 "       "
Lemon-bellied Flycatcher*       Abbattoir Swamp
White-browed Crake*             "       "
Graceful H/E*                   Kingfisher Park
Grey Whistler*                  "       "
Bar-breasted H/E*               Kondaparinga Stn Rd, Nth of Mt Carbine
Mountain Thornbill*             Mt Lewis
Blue-faced Parrot Finch         "    "
Lt Kingfisher*                  Daintree River
Black Bittern*                  "       "
Large-billed Gerygone*          "       "
Fairy Tern                      Wonga Beach
Barn Swallow*                   Newell Beach
Black-throated Finch*           Cumberland Dam, W of Georgetown
Masked Finch*                           "               "
Yellow-tinted H/E*                      "               "
Banded H/E*                             "               "
Varied Lorikeet*                        "               "
Spinifex Pigeon*                        "               "

A full report will be along soon in 2 parts.

Is the spinifex Pigeon a regular around Georgetown???

Happy New Year to all

John Harris

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