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;
A couple of Brolgas decided to land in front of us,
Several Lathams Snipe,
A lone Wood Sandpiper,
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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