On the way to the Grey-headed Lapwing

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Subject: On the way to the Grey-headed Lapwing
From: "John Leonard" <>
Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2006 09:37:30 +1000
We saw the GHL from around 8.30-9.30am on Sunday (2nd July). On arrival at
the paddock in front of the silos I met Bob Cook, who had seen it earlier,
and after he left I relocated it behind the low mimosa bushes. During the
hour I was there various bird-watchers dropped by, and the bird moved over
to the front of the bushes again and was quite close to the road on

Great bird, terribly sad to see it the bad injury on the foot that it has, I
hope it doesn't succumb to it.

On the way up on 1st and on the way back on the 2nd we saw lots of good
birds, but the best two sigthings were:

1. Three Superb Parrots very near to Burren Junction, this is the winter
dispersal area for the northern population, but great to see them outside
the spring and summer.
2. PALE-HEADED ROSELLAS (sic), two separate groups in the Pillaga (NB no
Eastern Rosellas seen north of Coonabaraban), and one bird actually at the
GHL site, though unfortunately this was during the period that I was alone
at the GHL site, and couldn't show it to anyone.

There must be some sort of periodic or seasonal dispersal of PHRs southwards
out in the mid west, away from the coast. Pizzey and Knight say
"exceptionally to Gunnedah".

John Leonard

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