Satin Flycatcher at Chelsea Road Reserve

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Rod Hobson
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Satin Flycatcher at Chelsea Road Reserve

Post by Rod Hobson » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:16 pm

Folks,

On Wednesday, 13th January I spent a very interesting morning in a new area of native bushland for me; at Chelsea Road Reserve, Kippa-Ring near Redcliffe SEQ. I was accompanied by Steve Wilson from the Queensland Museum and fellow QPWS employee Rob Ashdown. The birdlife here was prolific, as were the mosquitoes. The highlight of our day was good clear views of a Satin Flycatcher in she-oaks abutting the samphire flats on the eastern edge of the reserve.

I'm going back again soon and taking a telescope for the waders this time. The creek line there is a wonderful place, especially with its abundant population of Orange-clawed Fiddler Crabs (Uca coarctata) on the exposed mud and Satin Azure Butterflies (Ogyris amaryllis hewitsoni) in the fringing mangroves. What a magical place but "don't forget the Aerogard".

Regards,
Rod Hobson

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