Have Glossy day

To: Burnice Starkey <>
Subject: Have Glossy day
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2016 06:19:09 +0000
G'day Burnice

EBird has a few records from the general area
but not recently.


Martin Butterfield

On 25 February 2016 at 17:07, Burnice Starkey <>

> I was very excited to first hear then see two Glossy Cockatoos.
> We, my partner and I now live and travel on a sailing boat.
> Our location was in Canaipa Passage between Stradbroke Island and Russell
> Island.
> 27.38.254 S
> 153.25.064 E
> It was around 5.30 pm, when the Glossies flew from the north into perch on
> a tree across from us, Stradbroke I. side. Whilst there, visibility wasn't
> possible due to heavy foliage but they occasionally made a muted call. Then
> shortly after a Whistling Kite called and flew close to their location
> setting them up. They then flew towards us and over our yacht to Russell
> Island passing over the Royal Qld Yacht Squadron Canaipa.
>  ( It is the Squadron’s ‘down-the-bay’ property on the north east tip of
> Russell Island)
> Are there records of Glossy Cockatoo on Russel?
> Happy Birding,
> Burney.
> s.v. Brahminy Too
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