Urban Bush Thickknees

To: Richard Fuller <>, Birding Aus <>
Subject: Urban Bush Thickknees
From: robert morris <>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 20:17:06 +0000
They are quite common in the Chapel Hill / Brookfield area of Brisbane. I see 
them at least weekly in various areas, and the pair that lives out the back of 
my garden regualrly wake me up!Rob Morris  Brisbane, Australia > Subject: RE: 
[Birding-Aus] Urban Bush Thickknees> Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 22:42:25 +1000> 
From: > To: > > There are several 
pairs in the grounds of the University of Queensland campus at St Lucia, 
Brisbane. I approached two birds within a few metres the other morning adjacent 
to a busy car park, and they are calling quite regularly at dusk at the moment. 
For a European used to thick-knees being rare birds with specialist habitat 
requirements, it is great to see them in urban green spaces!> > with best 
wishes,> > Rich> > Spatial Ecology Lab> The Ecology Centre> The University of 
Queensland> St Lucia> QLD 4072> Australia> > Tel: +61 (0)7 3365 2454> > 
________________________________> > From:  on 
behalf of L&L Knight> Sent: Wed 16-Apr-08 21:00> To: Birding Aus> Subject: 
[Birding-Aus] Urban Bush Thickknees> > > > I was pleased to see a trio of Bush 
Thickknees at Spring Hill Corner > [overlooking the Roma St railway station, 
SEQ] at lunchtime > yesterday. While there has been a pair that put on periodic 
> appearances in the Albert St parklands, I rarely find them. There was > a 
nesting Thickknee in the RS Gardens, so perhaps the third bird is > the 
resulting offspring.> > I was even more pleased to hear a Bush Thickknee 
calling in the early > hours of this morning - it's the first one I've heard 
calling in > Brisbane and the first one I've come across in my part of town.> > 
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