Wednesday, 1 March 2017

March Outing 11th March

Hello all
The March Saturday outing is coming very soon.
Please note that the date of the Toorbul outing has been changed from the 18th to the 11th. The reason for the change is the suitability of the tide. On the 11th the high tide is expected at 9-20am.
So, we will meet at 7am at the southern end of the Toorbul esplanade on the 11th of March. Ken Cross and perhaps others will lead the walk. Obviously the focus will be on migratory waders however there are good bush birds and, at the other end of the esplanade, there are a few decent mangrove species. Please remember to stop and check out the wetland [dryland] on the way into the Toorbul area.  
As stated the high tide is expected at 9-20am so an arrival time at 7 allows for a couple of hours observing the birds as they are pushed higher by the rising tide.
It should be possible to have a rush around to Bribie to see what species are roosting at Kakadu Beach as usually there is some contrast between the species at the different sites.
As usual please bring your own chair, cuppa, drinking water, hat, sunscreen etc. And cameras and bins [as in binoculars…]. Scopes are always useful at wader sites, too!
Cheers for now,