"peter crow" <>, "BIRDING-AUS" <>
"Colin R" <>
Wed, 09 Jan 2008 11:10:40 +1000
I have been visiting Minnippi irregularly over the last 7 years or so
and have never seen this no of MLs there, as you say there are usually
less than a dozen, sometimes only 1 pair, but the nos seen lately have
certainly been the highest I have recorded at Minnippi.
On Wed, 9 Jan 2008 07:10:45 +1000, "peter crow"
> Minnippi Parklands is an area beside Bulimba Creek in Brisbane's
> eastern Suburbs. It contains a small split lake which has been almost
> completely dry for some time.
> Masked Lapwings have taken over a dry area of mud in the southern
> pond and it has not been uncommon to see a dozen or more there.
> Over the last week we have had over 100mm of rain and the water level
> has risen resulting in less bare mud but not enough water for most
> water birds although a couple of Black Ducks were present.
> The interesting thing is that yesterday there were at least 41 Masked
> Lapwing on the remaining dry mud or in the shallow water.
> I have seen large flocks of Banded Lapwing in the outback but never
> such a large group of masked.
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