peak season for Grus spp in FNQ

To: "David Stowe" <>, "John Leonard" <>
Subject: peak season for Grus spp in FNQ
From: "Alan Gillanders" <>
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 15:46:38 +1000
sorry about the delay in responding. Not only is it peak season for Grus spp on the Tablelands but peak tourist season and the main time for a call on my services as a supply teacher.

Normally both cranes are back on the Tablelands by early May. Last year and this they did not show until June. Except for a few brolgas which stayed around on the northern Tablelands. Usually they depart about the end of November but can be gone as early as the beginning of the month and as late as mid January.

At Bromfield Swamp in the morning one can be assured of seeing both species. Just south of the Curtain Fig there were 72 birds in the one paddock this morning. They are wary of close approach so if wanting photography be prepared to shoot from the car as you drive up. Otherwise all you'll get is backsides!

Yellow-breasted Boat-bill and Pied Monarch are most regular sightings at the Curtain Fig now. Bustards on Forsayth Rd and Fig-Parrots in the village opposite the pub but in samll numbers; usually less than a dozen.

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