Gold Creek Reservoir - Brisbane - QLD

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Subject: Gold Creek Reservoir - Brisbane - QLD
From: Nick Leseberg <>
Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2011 02:32:48 +0000
Hi All,

Spent the morning birding around Gold Creek Reservoir, about 40 minutes west of 
downtown Brisbane.

The area is known locally as a good spot for White-eared Monarch, and I found a 
pair of these along the sealed road leading up to the reservoir gate, near the 
third creek crossing as you leave the reservoir. They were in company with a 
few Spectacled Monarchs and a pair of Rufous Shrike-Thrushes. While still 
birding the road, both Grey Goshawk and Brown Goshawks soared overhead, and a 
few pairs of Little Lorikeets rocketed past. Scarlet Honeyeaters were common 
and Australian King-Parrots and Brown Cuckoo-Doves were found feeding along the 
side of the road.

In the reservoir area itself a few female Satin Bowerbirds and Varied Trillers 
were around, and on the slopes to the north of the dam wall I came across a 
Noisy Pitta which gave good views. White-naped and Yellow-faced Honeyeaters 
were about, but not much else exciting.

Not a bad start to the week. If anyone has any questions, please let me know.

Regards and good birding!

Nick Leseberg

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