more SE Q'ld birding

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Subject: more SE Q'ld birding
From: "Birding Services Brisbane" <>
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2002 23:49:24 +1000
Hi All,
Had a good day out yesterday even though things were quiet on the rainforest floor at O'Reillys at Lamington NP.  I guess we saw the usual suspects with a number of highlights.

The first stop was a swamp at Carbrook where we had Wandering Whistling-Ducks, Pelicans, Jacanas, Red-kneed Dotterel, Royal Spoonbill and a number of other species. The first special was a Grey Goshawk flying close overhead as we neared the National Park entrance.  Paradise Riflebird
(female) is always great to see.  The 3 scrub-wrens were all very visible along with good views of several Green Catbirds.  Satin and Regent Bowerbirds as usual but all male Regents are AWOL at this time of year.

First stop along Duck Creek Rd in open woodland was very rewarding with White-throated Treecreepers; Spotted Pardalotes; Variegated Wren; Yellow-faced, Lewins and White-naped Honeyeaters; Varied Sitella; Grey Fantail; Brown and Striated Thornbills.

As we neared the bottom of the descent to the Kerry Valley we had the great views of a pair of Glossy Black-Cockatoos.  In a cattle yard not far along we had Common Bronzewing, Bar-shouldered Dove,  Crested Pigeon and Crimson Rosella all feeding together.  Red-backed Kingfisher was great to see as we got towards Beaudesert and a dam yielded Plumed Whistling Ducks, Yellow-billed Spoonbill, Black Swans and others.  Kalbar Cemetery where some of my forebears lie was good as usual with Zebra Finch, Double-barred Finch, Yellow-rumped Thornbill, Striped Honeyeater and Superb Fairy-Wren.   We had an Australian Hobby just before Kalbar.  Our last stop at Mutdapilly had White-necked Herons and Brown Falcons on show.

All in all a good days birding and I added seven species to my year list.
Good birding
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