Beachwashed birds at Mission Beach

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Subject: Beachwashed birds at Mission Beach
From: "Andrew Thelander" <>
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2006 17:09:18 +1000
Hi folks
I spoke to Adrian Walker about reports of beachwashed seabirds at Mission Beach 
in the wake of Cyclone Larry.  He has consulted a number of people who 
regularly patrol the various beaches and the only dead bird found on the beach 
to his knowledge was a Wompoo pigeon.  2 Lesser crested terns and 1 Sooty tern 
were found injured and taken to wildlife carers (sadly, they did not survive).
In the wake of Larry, up to 100 frigate birds were seen over Newell Beach.
Adrian also reports that Red-tailed black-cockatoos visit Mission Beach every 
year around this time, but the numbers this year in the wake of the cyclone 
were exceptional.
There is some concern that, after the cyclone, locals with good intentions may 
start to feed the cassowaries which is likely to create future human-cassowary 

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