Fraser Island Bird Week - Day 3

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Subject: Fraser Island Bird Week - Day 3
From: "Lee & Margi" <>
Date: Wed, 17 May 2006 18:41:34 +1000
Started the day with another dawn bird walk around the hills behind the
resort (mainly native forest - Banksias) and ticked off - 

Willy wagtail

Figbird - F

White Cheeked Honeyeaters


Lewins Honeyeaters


Scarlet Honeyeaters

Rainbow Lorikeets

Noisy Friarbird


Eastern Yellow Robin

Red browed finch

Grey Fantail

Rufus Fantail

Rufus Whistler - F 

Grey Shrike Thrush

Bar Shouldered Dove 

White Throated Honeyeaters 

Little Shrike Thrush 

Welcome Swallow 

Eastern Whipbird - Heard 

Pacific Black Duck 

Whistling Kite 

Brahminy Kite 

Golden Whistler 

Sulpher Crested Cockatoo


After a quick morning tea it was back into more hikes, this time along the
top of sand dunes behind the resort (covered in Banksia and Satinay trees)
and along the firebreak, this time ticking off - 

Rufus Whistler - M 

Black-Faced Cuckoo Shrike 

Brown Thornbill 

Dusky Honeyeater 

Spangled Drongos 

Varied Triller 

Rainbow Bee-eaters 

Buff Banded Rail 

Sacred Kingfisher 

Fantail Cuckoo


Back along the beach we found - Striated Heron, Australian Hobby, Pied
Cormorants, Caspian Terns and an Osprey.


By far the sighting of the day was a single Noisy Pitta! 

Surprisingly found next to a small stream just outside the resorts reception
desk and main entrance.  Sadly later in the day he flew into a window and
had to be rescued by the rangers who nursed the little guy back to health,
he was released the next day.







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