Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 7 May 2012 01:30:27 +1000

Birdline North Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 6 May 2012.

Sun 6 May White-browed Robin, Black-throated Finch Oak Valley Environmental Park
White-browed Robin (1) heard, seen well, distant ID photo taken. in creekbed under powerlines. Black-throated Finch (5) appeared to be family party, bathing in small pool beside track and preening in nearby tree.
Ed Pierce

Fri 4 May Ground Cuckoo-shrike Corfield QLD Block
Ground Cuckoo-shrike (2) about 15 km south of Hughenden

Flock Bronzewing Corfield QLD Block
Flock Bronzewing (60) Between 82 & 94 km south of Hughenden. Basically 2 flocks of approx 30 each 12 km apart.
Ivor Preston

Wed 2 May Little Kingfisher Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge, Julatten, QLD
Single bird present in Lodge grounds at Crake Pool, seen on two days 1-2 May. 7 records in 2011 May - July, September & November. Prior to that there was one record in December 2008 and 5 records in 2007 with the first arrival at the end of April. All these records were of a single bird. It would appear that L. Kingfisher arrive here at the end of April and beginning of May. Since 2002 there has been 16 records at the Lodge.
Keith Fisher

White-eared Monarch Tyto Wetlands
Immature White-eared Monarch foraging typically high on outside of various trees near lookout in the wetlands this morning. Rare visit to Tyto by any bird from the species, possibly two years since last sighting.
Tony Ashton

Tue 1 May Diamond Dove Bucks Road Woodstock
About 4.00pm a single bird was seen about 30 metres along Bucks Road from its intersection with Gunadoo Road. About 4.30pm on a private property in the Woodstock area a flock of 40+ birds were seen feeding on the ground and then fly into nearby trees. Mixed in with that flock were several Peaceful Doves. Attached photo shows just one Diamond Dove in that flock.
Ian Boyd, Bill Holmes, Peter Valentine and Juliana Rechetelo

Shining Bronze-Cuckoo Castle Hill, Townsville
Shining Bronze-Cuckoo (1) brief views - identified by broad bands on underparts. Early return?
Alexandra Canton

Mon 30 Apr Channel-billed Cuckoo Port Douglas
Immature bird, heading north at the time 8:00 am.
Del. Richards,

Pied Heron Reef Park, Port Douglas
Adult in fine plumage, standing in reeds beside salt water.
Del. Richards,

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