Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 5 Sep 2011 01:30:24 +1000

Birdline North Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 4 Sep 2011.

Sun 4 Sep White-browed Robin Ross River Dam Borrow Pits Kelso
White-browed Robin (3) 2 adults and very young chick. Across the road from the borrow pits on the extension of the conservation area that runs under the power lines down to the Ross River.
Ed Pierce

Sat 3 Sep Latham's Snipe, Crimson Finch Townsville Town Common Conservation Park
Latham's Snipe (1) flushed by golfers, landed in rough between towncommon and golf course about 100 in from gate Crimson Finch (14) 2 parties, 9 between freshwater and jacana hides, 5 on road in about 400m before elevated hide
Ed Pierce

Fri 2 Sep Wilson's Storm-Petrel Michaelmas Cay
British birder reported seeing a Wilson's Storm-Petrel fly past whilst on Seastar II at Michaelmas Cay. Unfortunately did not leave name. Rarely reported species from this area.
British Birder via Keith Fisher

Banded Lapwing Cooya Beach
Banded Lapwing (1) perhaps the same bird seen last year at about the same time at the corner of Cooya Beach Road and Bonnie Doon Road. (Last year it was also seen at the Mossman Golf Course at Newell Beach)
Doug Herrington

Thu 1 Sep Red-backed Button-quail Shannonvale
One found dead on Shannonvale Road. Have seen them here before but never managed to get a good enough look to identify them with certainty.
Peter Houston

Wed 31 Aug Great Frigatebird Port Douglas
There were two Great Frigate birds hanging around Port Douglas beach today.
Lorna Bloom

Sun 28 Aug Grey Plover Lucinda
Grey Plover (2) In breeding plumage. Early returns
Ivor Preston & Bill Holmes

Sat 27 Aug Tooth-billed & Golden Bowerbirds Mt Lewis & Southern Tablelands
While guiding guests at Mt Lewis on the 25th Aug we heard and sighted a male Golden Bowerbird.What is interesting is on the 27th Aug I checked 3 bowers on the southern Tablelands, NO birds sighted or heard and their bowers had zero decorations on them.Hopefully not long now and they will be attending their bowers. On the 27th Aug we also sighted 3 Tooth-billed Bowerbirds at mid storey,this perhaps indicates the birds are becoming active early. Keep your eyes peeled.
Chook Crawford & Guests [ Close-up Birding Adventures]

Sat 13 Aug Black-breasted Buzzard Lilyvale Road, Fifteen Mile Ck Crossing, Cape York
Black-breasted Buzzard (2) Pair flying along above road, each carrying long sticks - nesting material?
Elizabeth Shaw

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