Some North Queensland Observatons

To: "Alan Gillanders" <>
Subject: Some North Queensland Observatons
From: knightl <>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 17:30:36 +1000
G'day Alan

You get often flocks of swan in the shallow / southern parts of Moreton Bay in SEQ.

Regards, Laurie.

On Tuesday, January 20, 2004, at 12:03  PM, Alan Gillanders wrote:

Greetings All,
A mate, Lloyd Perkins of Malanda, has reported the sightings in blue.
We have just returned from Mission Beach where we had three weeks
holiday!  Fantastic to drop off the planet for a few weeks but wow, my
brain is mush this week.  Thought I'd report (as far as I know) an unusual sighting !  On Saturday 17/01/04 saw a Black Swan - 400m out to sea off the southern tip of Dunk Island. We approach as quietly as possible - I thought that perhaps it was injured. It flew off out to sea honking !  I assume it is a lost bird and will probably be a dead
I know it is common for Black Swans to utilize marine habitat in New Zealand but how common is it here in Aus?

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