Lagoon birds in the Lockyer Valley

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Subject: Lagoon birds in the Lockyer Valley
From: "Bill Jolly" <>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2001 18:36:17 +1000
No further sign of the Australian Pratincoles in the Lockyer over the last
few days, but plenty of other interesting sightings.

More than 50 Cotton Pygmy-geese at Lake Atkinson, all neatly organised in
pairs, around 40 Red-necked Avocets still at Seven Mile Lagoon, also 20+
Red-capped Plovers with a seemingly giant Black-tailed Godwit feeding
alongside. An even bigger Black-necked Stork balanced precariously on the
very top of the canopy of a waterside tree. Swamp Harriers are at most large
lakes, and the occasional Little Eagle is still around - a winter visitor

Half a dozen or so Dusky Woodswallows have taken up residence in a very
localised woodland patch for several weeks, flitting about between the trees
inside the forest rather like robins. I'm not used to seeing woodswallows
inside, rather than above the forest, I'll watch out for any evidence of

Bill Jolly

Lockyer Valley, Queensland.

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