Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 19 Sep 2011 01:30:20 +1000

Birdline North Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 18 Sep 2011.

Sat 17 Sep Black-tailed Godwit, Black-shouldered Kite, Latham's Snipe, Topknot Pigeon Townsville Town Common Conservation Park
Black-tailed Godwit (1) 2cnd viewpoint Black-shouldered Kite (1) dead tree just outside gate Latham's Snipe (2) elevated hide Topknot Pigeon (12) feeding in fig on causeway between freshwater and jacana hides.
Ed Pierce

Red-backed Button-quail Shannonvale
Red-backed Button-quail (1) dead on road (2nd one)
Doug Herrington

Tue 13 Sep Australian Painted Snipe Mareeba -Chewko Rd
One male. First Atlas record on the Tablelands for several years. Good bird for our garden list. If anyone else records a Painted Snipe please send details to the Birds Australia, Australian Painted Snipe Recovery Team.
Dominic Chaplin

Mon 12 Sep Common Koel West End Townsville
Koel calling 4.30pm in West End, apart from a possible call heard last Wednesday (also early evening, West End) this is 1st for the year for me.
Ed Pierce

Mon 5 Sep Grey Falcon Bladensburg National Park
Grey Falcon (2) while I was watching Spinefexbirds on the low stony ridge just south of the Racecourse, two Grey Falcons flew low over me and circled several times 22 33'47" 143 02'48"
Kath Shurcliff & Dave Houghton

Sun 4 Sep Pied Imperial-Pigeon Lilyvale Station Homestead
First sighting this season.
Elizabeth Shaw

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