Birdline North Queensland
Published sightings for the week ending 18 Jul 2010.
Sun 18 Jul Dollarbird West End Townsville
Late, early or over wintering dollarbird calling high in tree in West
End garden this morning.
Sat 17 Jul Little Bittern Tyto Wetlands
Distant long look at bird sunning, edge of wind-protected scleria, 90
metres away, from lookout. Terrible pic.
Mon 12 Jul Golden Bowerbird Paluma, Birthday Creek
3 males spotted at Birthday Creek and 2 others were heard on a great day
which included many "first sightings" for me. 1 male was observed at a
often visited well established Bower. Unseasonal presence. Moreso expect
to see males at bowers October to January.
Sun 11 Jul Southern Cassowary Wallaman Falls Cell
Two adult birds seen together 5 km east of the campsite crossing
Wallaman Falls Road.
Glossy Ibis, Baillon's Crake, Cotton Pygmy-goose Pentland
The dam was teeming with birdlife; I counted 80 Cotton Pygmy Geese on
the nearside, more were in the reeds; very active in the early morning
flying into and around the dam, dominating the dam bird lifne the
Baillon's Crakes were feeding in the open, and relatively tame; Glossy
Ibis feeding in the muddy shallows. Both species of Whisting Duck, Wood
Duck, Black Duck, Coots, Moorhens all in good numbers. In all, something
of a bird spectacle.
Fuscous Honeyeater Base of Herveys Range (Page Road)
1 juvenile. Probably closest to Townsville that this species is
recorded. Previous reocrds in the area.
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