Sarus Cranes & Australian Pratincoles on the Tableland (Far North Queen

To: "Dr Richard Nowotny" <>, "Messages Birding-aus" <>
Subject: Sarus Cranes & Australian Pratincoles on the Tableland (Far North Queensland)
From: "Alan Gillanders" <>
Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2003 14:33:11 +1000
If you are at the crane count I may meet you before you get this.
You wrote:
 Approximately 450-500 Sarus Cranes in recently ploughed cornfields along Forsythe Rd - and this literally on the eve of the annual Tablelands Crane Count.  Quite a large number I think. (Would anyone involved in the Crane Count like to comment on just how significant this crane flock is?
If all these birds were together it represents the aggregation of three flocks which usually use nearby or adjoining paddocks.
If I leave this machine now I will just have time to see if the Pratincoles are still there.
Jim and Marissa came on a nocturnal tour, OK but not brilliant, and plan to join the crane count this afternoon. They are really nice people so please look after them if you run across them.
<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU