Thursday, October 12, 2006

Rainbow beach

had an excellent days birding today. in the morning and in heavy rain ("sunshine coast" my arse) i headed out of rainbow beach to bymein picnic area along the telegraph track and saw 7 lifers, brown cuckoo dove, wompoo fruit dove ,rose crowned fruit dove, green catbird, spectacled monarch, white eared monarch and pale yellow robin, with a decent supporting cast of eastern whipbird, emerald dove ,golden whistler and rufous fantail.
will be spending th enext few days camping out on inskip point, 10km north of rainbow beach looking for the rare black breasted buttonquail and beach stone curlew ,then try back inland from rainbow beach for ground parrot on the cooloola heathland.

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