Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

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Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 01:30:41 +1000
Birdline Central & Southern Queensland 

Published sightings for the week ending 18 Jul 2010.

Sat 17 Jul      Black-bellied Storm Petrels, Masked Booby Southport
3+ Black-bellied Storm Petrels, 1 Masked Booby, 30-40 Providence
Petrels, 1 Black-browed (imm) and 1 Yellow-nosed Albatross, Wilson's
Storm Petrel, Fluttering Shearwaters, 10-15 Fairy Prions, Australian
Rob Morris on the Southport Pelagic organised by Paul Walbridge 

        Hooded Plover Noosa North Shore 
An update on the Hooded Plover. Still present and easy to find today on
the north shore. Originally reported about 4 weeks ago. 
Steve Murray 

Sun 11 Jul      Masked Booby, Hutton's Shearwater, Brown Skua, Fairy
Prion North Stradbroke Island 
Pt Lookout seawatch - Masked Booby (1). Hutton's Shearwater (1) + 1
Fluttering/Hutton's type Brown Skua (1). Fairy Prion (1) + 3 Prion sp. 
Colin Reid, Stuart Warren and Rob Dougherty 

Sat 10 Jul      Yellow-nosed Albatross Point Lookout, North Stradbroke
20 birds flew south during the day - none were seen to go north again
and assumed different individuals. One sadly was trailing a length of
fishing line. Also throughout the course of the day - 3 prion sp
(distant but probably Fairy), 1 Bridled/Sooty Tern (ad distantly), 1
Arctic Skua (ad), 3 Giant petrel sp. (inc one very close Northern), 15+
Fluttering Shearwater types, 10+ Common Noddy and many Gannet. Also 60
Humpbacks north throughout the day. 
Andy Jensen, Chris Sanderson, Tom & Marie Tarrent, Gavin Goodyear 

Fri 9 Jul       Black-breasted Button-Quail,Beach Stone-curlew,Noisy
Pitta Inskip Point 
2-3 male BBB Quail,2 Beach Stone-Curlew,Noisy Pitta,2 Shining Bronze
Cuckoos and a few White-cheeked Honeyeaters. 
Stuart Pickering and Sam Woods 

Thu 8 Jul       Glossy Black Cockatoo Gheerulla, Blackall Range 
4 birds 
Greg Roberts 

Sun 4 Jul       Musk Lorikeet Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island 
At least two birds roosting with Rainbow Lorikeets near Water-taxi
Andy Jensen, Stuart Pickering, Tom Tarrant, Rob & Ben Morris 

        Fairy Prion, Yellow-nosed Albatross, Black-browed Albatross,
Fluttering Shearwaters Pt Lookout 
15-20 Fairy Prion, up to 10 Yellow-nosed Albatross, with one
Black-browed Albatross, and a couple of Fluttering Shearwaters. 
Andy Jensen, Stuart Pickering, Tom Tarrant, Rob & Ben Morris 

        Yellow-nosed Albatross, Giant Petrel, Fairy Prions, Common
Noddy, Fluttering Shearwaters, Gannets Point Lookout,Stradbroke Island 
Good afternoon seawatch with at least 15 Yellow-nosed and 1 Black-browed
Albatross,2 Giant Petrel sp,15 Prions including a definite Fairy close
in,10+ Common Noddies,5 Fluttering Shearwaters and lots of Gannets. At
Dunwich on way back 2 Musk Lorikeets seen whilst waiting for Ferry. 
Stuart Pickering,Andy Jensen,Tom Tarrant and Rob Morris 

        Little Grassbird and Yellow-Rumped Thornbill Southport
Broadwater Parklands, Southport 
Grassbird (heard only) in small man made wetland opposite Australian
Fair/Griffith University - calling regularly despite the traffic of many
thousands of people, music, helicopters etc for the gold coast marathon.
Thornbills (pair) in she-oaks slightly further to the north in same park
(up to caravan park) 
Rob Dougherty 

Sat 3 Jul       Yellow-nosed Albatross, Brown Booby, Fairy Prion North
Stradbroke Island 
Yellow-nosed Albatross: Afternoon between 15.00 and 17.00 (4). Brown
Booby: 9.00 - 10.00 (1). Fairy Prion: Difficult to count, 2 kms off
shore, except 1 definite Fairy P within 100m of the headland (10). 
Colin Reid & Stuart Warren 

Wed 30 Jun      Beach Stone-Curlew Maroochy River 
Two widely separated pairs 
Greg Roberts 

Sat 26 Jun      Musk Lorikeet North Stradbroke Island 
In eucalypts at Dunwich boat harbour (2). 
Colin Reid, Stuart Warren, Andy Jensen 

        Albatrosses, Noddies, Terns and Gannets Point Lookout, North
Stradbroke Island 
Seven Yellow-nosed Albatross north throughout day. Also Black-browed
Albatross (1), Common Noddy (up to 20 lingering offshore),
Lesser-crested Tern (2), probable White-fronted Tern and Australian
Gannet (50+) 
Andy Jensen 

Thu 24 Jun      Musk Lorikeet Murrumba Downs Acacia Res (near pylons) 
Sighted on morning walk along river, first time I have seen the in this
area. (Originally posted to Vic by mistake.) 
John Dennison 


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