RE: Painted Snipes / Hervey Bay

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Subject: RE: Painted Snipes / Hervey Bay
From: "Lee & Margi" <>
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2007 20:54:55 +1000
Hi all,


Had a fantastic day at a private property in Hervey Bay on Sunday, the
property has large open fields and a chain of large lagoons and is a great
location for waders and various water birds.  


I managed to pick up 3 new birds at the lagoons including Spotless Crake,
Baillons Crake and Painted Snipe (3 adults and a Juv).  The Snipe were a
great surprise and it was while we were looking for one that flew into the
reeds that the Baillons walked into view.


Other highlights included;

Black-necked Stork, 

A couple of Brolgas decided to land in front of us, 

Several Lathams Snipe,  

Whiskered Terns,  

Red-necked Avocets, 

A lone Wood Sandpiper, 

Glossy Ibis,

Grey & Chestnut Teal,

A Whistling Kite had a go at a Pelican circling above us, 

Two Wedge-tailed Eagles

4 different Egrets (Cattle, Little, Intermediate and Great)


After a morning at the lagoons we headed up to a local bird hide to do some
wader watching, plenty of Godwits, Pied Oystercatchers, Little Terns, Golden
Plovers and some Curlew Sandpipers to name a few.


All up I got 72 species for the day with 3 new ones for the list.


If anyone wants a full list, let me know (off list) and I'll email one


Cheers & Happy Birding!




Hervey Bay - QLD



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