• lab12
Feb 17: The Shining
 

As foreshadowed yesterday, I didn’t do any targeted birding today. The major event of the day was a fantastic find of 3 Shining Flycatchers at Boondall Wetlands by the inimitable Ged Tranter. He saw the birds from kayaking up Nundah Creek, and although I had planned to do this at Tinchi Tamba, this sighting adds urgency and suggest I should try Boondall instead of Tinchi. Ged is one of the best birders in Brisbane – always innovatively searching for new birds, and he is among the most prolific finders of rarities in the city.

My thoughts for tomorrow are distinctly more terrestrial. I’m heading to Lake Manchester. I’m hoping to get an early start and will either circumnavigate the lake, or focus on a circular route to the north-west or north-east of the parking area at the dam. As well as looking for a range of scarce woodland species, I want to scope out the margins of the lake for possible Red-backed Buttonquail habitat. It’ll be a serious morning out, and hopefully I’ll find a few nice birds.

With no year ticks today, my year list remained on 230 species. I spent 0 minutes birding, walked 0 km and drove 0 km.