birding in Carrara

Subject: birding in Carrara
From: "jade welch" <>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 16:15:05 +1000

Hi all,

After mowing the lawns for two hours on my day off work i decided to go bird watching at local park and at a large billabong near my home in Carrara on the Gold Coast. Highlights were a pair of Black Swans, the usual flock of Magpie geese, 2 Comb-crested Jacanas, royal spoonbill, Eastern Spinebill. In the following is the list of species i observed. Finished it all of with a nice pushbike ride home and chinese for lunch.

Black Swan
Magpie Goose
Plumed Whistling-Duck
Pacific Black Duck
Australian Grebe
White-faced Heron
Australian White Ibis
Australian Pelican
Purple Swamphen
Eurasian Coot
Comb-crested Jacana
Masked Lapwing
Spotted Turtle-Dove
Rainbow Lorikeet
Superb Fairy-wren
Willie Wagtail
Australian Magpie
Indian Myna
Little Black Cormorant
Royal Spoonbill
Straw-necked Ibis
Whistling Kite
Grey Goshawk
Eastern Spinebill

Yours Sincerely
Mr Jade Welch
Gold Coast,

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