Lorikeets aplenty

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Subject: Lorikeets aplenty
From: "Russ Lamb" <>
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2010 21:09:58 +1000
Following Chris Sanderson & others sightings of Musk Lorikeets in and around 
Brisbane, today I visited two sites with the hope of seeing them. First stop 
was Sheep Station Creek Environmental Park at Upper Caboolture. I entered from 
the southern (Williamson Rd) entrance and walked no more than 500m. Musks were 
heard then seen immediately feeding high-up in euc.blossom, and over most of 
the walk, around 30+ I would estimate. Also present were Little Lorikeet (7), 
Rainbows, Galah, Sulpher-crested Cockatoo, Pale-headed Rosella. Honeyeaters 
were also in abundance with Noisy Miner, Striped (4),Fuscous,Yellow-faced, 
Scarlet and Noisy Friarbird (in constant battle with a pair of Rainbow Lorikeet 
over a section of blossom). A single Dusky Woodswallow was pleasing as I 
infrequently encounter it around here.

 The second site was the Chelsea Street Environmental Reserve at Kippa-Ring 
where again Musks were found, firstly 5 in a single flowering euc. amongst the 
meleluca forest towards the Hays Inlet CP, and then 2 along the track under the 
 power lines . Other lorikeets species seen were Rainbow, Little (3) and 
Scaly-breasted (5). Honeyeaters were also feasting here, with lots of Brown, 
Noisy Miner, more Striped, and White-throated.

I'm off to Ewan Maddock Dam near Landsborough tomorrow and will again be 
searching for the Musks.

Russ Lamb, Maleny, SEQ

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