Golf Course birds/Gold Coast

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Subject: Golf Course birds/Gold Coast
From: "Lynn Jenkin" <>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2003 20:40:01 +1000
Hi again
A great five days golfing on the Gold Coast and 56 species seen whilst chasing the little white ball around. Highlights were a Comb-crested Jacana , a Great Crested Grebe and two Brahminy Kites.
The first day was spent at Royal Pines and 28 species were seen in the following order :
Torresian Crow
Australian Magpie 
Pied Butcherbird
Whistling Kite
White-breasted Woodswallow
Welcome Swallow
Eurasian Coot
Dusky Moorhen
Black Duck
Wood Duck
Australasian Grebe
Little Pied Cormorant
Little Egret
White faced Heron
Little Corella
Black Swan
Crested Pigeon
Sulphur crested Cockatoo
Rainbow Lorikeet
Masked Lapwing
Sacred Ibis
Pied Currawong
Laughing Kookaburra
Willie Wagtail
The next four days followed with more observations of the above birds plus the following :
Australian Pelican
Royal Spoonbill
Grey Teal
Striated Pardalote
White-breasted Sea-Eagle
Scaly breasted Lorikeet
Purple Swamphen
Straw necked Ibis
Noisy Miner
Spotted Turtle Dove
Great Egret
Little Black Cormorant
Great Cormorant
Rufous Whistler
Brown Honeyeater
Comb crested Jacana
Superb Blue Wren
Crested Tern
Brahminy Kite
Spangled Drongo
Noisy Friarbird
Intermediate Egret
Chestnut Teal
Common Starling
Great Crested Grebe
Black winged Stilt
Eastern Whipbird
The other courses played were The Glades, Hope Island , Robina Woods and Lakelands
Back to work and back to reality until the next trip.
Dick Jenkin
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