Goodnight Scrub

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Subject: Goodnight Scrub
From: "Chris Barnes" <>
Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2001 12:14:11 +1000
Just a brief report on a camping weekend to the Goodnight (SW of Gin Gin, Qld).
Set camp up coming onto dusk to calling White-throated Nightjars. Early morning calls from an Owlet-nightjar before investigating unusually insistent calls from what sounded like Azure Kingfishers. Indeed, 3 Azures were on an exposed rock in the river performing their Wing-waving Display. Continued for about 15 mins & was a new experience for me.
The Goodnight is looking good with some early rain this year. Red-tailed Black Cockatoos hung around the river & a pair of young Bazas begged loudly near the campsite for most of the morning. Only one adult was present & it had it's work cut out catching Phasmids for them.
Not much blossom evident so the ever present Lewin's & White-throateds were only joined by the odd Scarlet Honeyeater. A small patch (? feeding association) had Fairy & Large-billed Gerygones, Brown Thornbills, Grey & Rufous Fantails, a single Spectacled Monarch & more unusually, a pair of juv/imm White-eared Monarchs.
It's pretty straight forward getting to the Goodnight off the Bruce Highway but if anyone needs details, just let me know.
ps, could I please have Ros Laundon's email if anyone has it? Thanks.
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