Unusual sightings

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Subject: Unusual sightings
From: Bob Lake <>
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2008 13:57:14 +1030
During a northern NSW camping trip in September we saw a collared kingfisher at 
Sandon - well south of its normal range which is said to be 'rarely south of 
Brisbane' with no records shown south of about Brunswick Heads.

We also saw the usual pair of beach stone curlews (thicknees) at Sandon.

Later, in the campground at Guy Fawkes National Park we saw a marbled 
frogmouth. It was perched in a tree about 30 metres from another tree in which 
a pair of tawny frogmouths were perched. Having the two species together, 
within close binocular range, was a strong factor in identifying the marbled 

Again, Guy Fawkes NP is well south of the marbled frogmouth's recorded range. 
Are there any other sightings of these birds this far south and, if so, are 
they extending their ranges?

Bob Lake


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