Bustards and Sarus crane near Atherton

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Subject: Bustards and Sarus crane near Atherton
From: "Alan Gillanders" <>
Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2008 14:50:52 +1000
The construction equipment looks like another irrigator going in to further deplete the ground water resources of the area.

The Cranes are still there daily as are the Pratincoles. The Bustards seem to have left but there was a single bird there on Wednesday. They will be back once the maize is harvested. The area has either too much cover or not enough for them at the moment.

A number of birds are calling and making small efforts at display. This is common around May as the birds finish moult. Catbirds, Toothbills, Riflebirds and Yellow-breasted Boatbills are all doing it.

Alan Gillanders

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