Unusual coastal records - Coffs Harbour area

To: Richard Jordan <>, "" <>
Subject: Unusual coastal records - Coffs Harbour area
From: Greg and Val Clancy <>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 10:07:05 +0000
Hi Richard,

I travelled to Maclean today and visited a number of good birding areas with
Warren Thompson.  There were at least 5 Black Kites at the Clarence Regional
Waste Facility, at South Grafton, late this afternoon and we saw another one
just west of South Grafton this morning.  They have been absent from these
areas, where they occurred during the large irruption a couple of years
back.  The Freckled Duck count at the Lawrence Egret Colony Swamp has risen
to 8 and there are still 500+ Pink-eared Ducks there.  The three Red-kneed
Dotterels seen last Friday at Micalo Island, Clarence Estuary were the first
seen locally for some time.  Large numbers of Australian Pelicans were seen
in the Estuary last Friday and they were seen at a number of sites today.
Things must be drying out in at least some inland areas.


Dr Greg. P. Clancy
Ecologist and Birding-wildlife Guide
| PO Box 63 Coutts Crossing NSW 2460
| 02 6649 3153 | 0429 601 960

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Jordan
Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 6:33 PM
Subject: Unusual coastal records - Coffs Harbour area

Hello everyone.

I have just had a record from Anne Evans of 16 Black Kites soaring over
Korora, Coffs Harbour today - and heading slowly south. Also, we are
getting more records of Australian Pelican than usual - including approx.
30 flying past at Korora on 1 August, heading north. There are also
unusually large numbers of pelicans at Urunga (up to 20). These records
presumably indicate drying conditions inland. Have there been other unusual
records on the north/mid-north coast of NSW recently? Cheers, Richard

Richard Jordan
PO Box 449
NSW 2454
02 6655 9456
042 838 5677

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