Yorkeys Knob Lagoon,Cairns

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Subject: Yorkeys Knob Lagoon,Cairns
From: "Keith & Lindsay Fisher" <>
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 20:03:13 +1000
Hi folks,
The lagoon on the Half Moon Bay Golf course (Wattle Street) at Yorkeys Knob, 
13.5km NW of Cairns is well worth a visit. In the past Darters, Little Pied 
and Little Black Cormorants, Bush Stone-curlew and various small honeyeaters 
have bred on the island in the middle. A visit today, Sunday 21st Nov., to 
follow up a reported Barn Swallow and Yellow Wagtail there last week 
produced 3 Barn Swallows (I have seen the odd one here in previous years), 
but no Yellow Wagtail. In all 26 species were recorded in 20mins, including 
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Red-necked Stint and one Marsh Sandpiper which were 
present due to the low water level. There was also the usual pairs of Green 
Pygmy-goose plus Plumed Whistling-Duck, Pacific Black Duck, Aust.Grebe and 
Buff-banded Rail.
Unfortunately the Golf Club has a permit to fill in part of the lagoon and 
join the mainland with the island despite local birdos and residents 
objecting to it. Hopefully the 120+ species recorded here will remain.

Keith & Lindsay Fisher
Cairns, QLD

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