Hi Birding-aussers, it didn't happen - again!!
That's the 3rd time in a row, I'm losing my swagger and starting to feel
decidedly landsick! Winter's come and gone and the next trip is on saturday 13th
September from the usual venue at Southport, Queensland. It'll be back to
looking at Tahitis again.
Winter, seabird wise, apparently didn't eventuate
up here anyway with a Giant Petrel the only beachwashed bird of note (no
prions). The water temp. in close is still around 20C when it would normally
have gotten down to 16-17C so out wide in the current it is probably up around
the 23C mark. Tahiti Petrels have been sighted off Southport in every month
except July, they were still present in May leading to the real possibility this
year of sighting them in every month in the one calender year. If we had got out
It's been the same on land up here also.Where I
work at the Prince Charles Hospital, Welcome Swallows bred right through and
already last week I've had 4 different reports of Channel-billed Cuckoos in
Brisbane alone. That is a month earlier than I would normally
There are still several spots available for the
Sept. 13th pelagic, for those interested. Contact Paul Walbridge;
Ph: (H) 61 7 3391 8839 (W) 61 7 3350
Cheers - Paul.
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