Sweers Island & Bustards & Bush Stone-curlews

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Subject: Sweers Island & Bustards & Bush Stone-curlews
From: "Bob Forsyth" <>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2001 10:45:34 +1000
g'day all,
The Australian Bustard is abundant on Sweers Island (70km north of Burketown, Qld)
At least 2 of them  wander around the Resort buildings most of the time. They can be approached within a couple of metres.
I saw Bustards regularly as I wandered around the Island. Before we flew out one of the resort owners drove along the strip to ensure it was clear of them. The pilot said he had often flushed them as he flew over the grasses on the eastern side of the Island.
2 adult and 4 fully grown offspring BSc wander through and around the dining tables also most of the time.
Regards, Bob Forsyth, Mount Isa, NW Qld.
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