Published sightings for the week ending 15 Jan 2012.
|Thu 12 Jan
|| Australian Little Bittern
Australian Little Bittern (Ixobrychus dubius) came out of cover near hide about 9am after many contact calls between two or three birds.
|Tue 10 Jan
||Pacific Golden Plover
Ross River mouth, Townsville
Pacific Golden Plover (1) First Golden Plover we've seen on the mud flats here this year. Viewed from near the Benwell Road car parking bay closest to the Townsville Port gates.
Len & Chris Ezzy
|Sun 8 Jan
||Black Breasted Buzzard
1 bird seen well while looking for Button quail with only two painted button quail seen
Adam A rnold
|Sat 7 Jan
Twin Falls, Mount Spec Road, Paluma Range
4:00pm Saturday 7th January:- One seemingly healthy adult Southern Cassowary observed walking along the bitumen Mount Spec Road, just about 100 metres down-hill side of Twin Falls. Stayed visible for a minute then walked off the road, disappearing into the rainforest.
Michael McDougall and Family (per Len Ezzy)
||White-throated Nightjar, Shining Flycatcher
Bolger Bay, Magnetic Is at 19°09'45'S 146°48'36'E
White-throated Nightjar (2) birds flush from vine thicket near pump station, dark birds, no white in wings or tail. (pm visit)
Shining Flycatcher (1) am and pm
6am Beach Stone-curlew (1) am, flew off towards West Point
|Fri 6 Jan
Hills opposite Lake Mitchel
Male and female seen on the rocky slopes. the female seen on the ground briefly but well.
|Thu 5 Jan
Keeper Court, Mount Louisa(Townsville)
5:40am Thursday 05 Jan 3012one Pale-vented Bush-hen spotted in residential yard in the south western end of Keeper Court, Mount Louisa - Private Residence.
Rob and Angus Luxon (per Len Ezzy)
Ex views near the Crake Pool.
|Wed 4 Jan
Several birds inc. young in the upland forests.
Several birds showing well in the foothills of Mt Lewis and also at Kingfisher Park
up to 20 birds in the high clearing
|Fri 30 Dec
||Possible Broad-billed Flycatcher
Townsville Town Common CP
Broad-billed Flycatcher Bird noted in the Paperbarks, call was different so took notice, very broad bill, the eye ring was very white especilly the lower half and the tail was extensively graduated (The most obvious feature). The outer tail feathers of this brid were white. I would suggest that the bird was an immature specimen. Moderators note: This is a controversial sighting and requires confirmation.