Franklin's Gull, Lake Barambah

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Subject: Franklin's Gull, Lake Barambah
From: "Russ Lamb" <>
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2014 18:28:14 +1000
The Franklin's Gull at Lake Barambah (or Bjelke-Petersen Dam) first reported 
about 10 days ago  continues to show well on an almost daily basis. Despite 
showery and windy conditions, by 0845 on Sat 25/1 a total of 7 birders from 
Bundaberg, Maroochydore, Logan and Maleny (incl. the dynamic Moorheads, Jann 
Capell, Peter Tierney) were all searching for the gull. Starting from the last 
boatramp it was first 'scoped near the first ramp, precipitating a rush across 
the dam wall. On arrival, it had been put to flight by dogs but was quickly 
spotted resting on the water, from where it flew to the shore of a small bay. 
Back over the dam wall we all went to be treated to a fly-by above the 
shoreline only 20 metres away, all parties greatly satisfied.
      Peter Tierney has posted some wonderful pics on Bird Alert , the web page 
of the Wide Bay/Bundaberg bird group (a mini birding-aus for that region)

Russ Lamb, Maleny
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