Return of migrants

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Subject: Return of migrants
From: "Greg" <>
Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2006 22:20:36 +1000
Today, Warren Thompson and I visited the Lawrence area.  In addition to 12 
Pink-eared Ducks at the egret colony swamp, two of which were on nests, there 
were a number of returned migrants.  These were two White-winged Trillers and 
three White-breasted Woodswallows at the colony swamp and a White-winged 
Triller at the Little Broadwater Swamp.  On our way through South Grafton we 
saw our first Dollarbird for the season.  Of interest, one of the Pink-eared 
Duck nests was in the top of a paperbark.  It was an old egret, ibis or 
spoonbill nest.  The other was in a regularly used hollow in the trunk of a 
large paperbark.  There was a noticeable absence of Latham's Snipe, Red-kneed 
Dotterels, Marsh Sandpipers and Sharp-tailed Sandpipers which were present this 
time last year.  Presumably the vast amount of water in the local swamps at 
present means that they have dispersed widely making them harder to observe.  
We saw only one Black-fronted Dotterel, a species that was more common last 

Greg Clancy

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