Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 5 Mar 2012 01:30:28 +1000

Birdline North Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 4 Mar 2012.

Wed 29 Feb Grey Goshawk Mt Elliot Drive, Alligator Creek
A grey goshawk landed on my roof above my door (just as I was leaving) and the noise of the claws on the roof made me turn around and spot it. It sat there looking at me for a few minutes, then it flew a few metres to a branch above the roof and sat there for five minutes before flying off. Might be the same one spotted recently in Alligator Creek Rd? But I didn't notice anything obviously wrong with it and it flew off okay.
Mandy Wildeheart

Sun 26 Feb Black Bittern Townsville 10' Cell
At Benwell Road , Port of Townsville, Black Bittern (1) sitting in mangroves Eastern Reef Egret (1) white phase Osprey (2) catching fish Topknot Pigeon (12) flew over Zebra Finch
Cec Messer

Sat 25 Feb White-streaked Honeyeater Awonga Point Paperbark swamp, Weipa
Observed more than a dozen WS Honeyeaters feeding in paperbark flowers in the afternoon. Many other honeyeater species were present. This is by far the most of this species I've seen at once and the first time I've seen them in Weipa. Also heard a single Boatbill, unmistakable call, in the same area, although the bird couldn't be located to be seen, another first for me in Weipa.
Ben Bright

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