Re: Lapwings

Subject: Re: Lapwings
From: "Natalia Atkins" <>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 19:29:51 +1000
Hi Peter,

I was interested to hear the news about the lapwings in our area (Bulimba),
so thankyou!! I just read something disturbing though - Minnippi Parklands
will be converted into a Golf course /housing area, as of mid last year. It
has been protested, due to it being the habitat of several endangered
species.  The developer said he'd put `no pet signs' around.the place, lol.

That makes me so sad. I spend as much time as I can in the little patches of
Urban forests around Brisbane. There is a whole world out of life in them,
fiercing struggling to survive. Its a big loss.

I'll eb sure to check out those lapwings though, and thanks so much for the

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> Message: 11
> Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 07:10:45 +1000
> From: peter crow <>
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Lapwings
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> 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.
> Peter
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