Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 14 May 2012 01:30:43 +1000

Birdline North Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 13 May 2012.

Sat 12 May Southern Cassowary Wallaman Falls
15 minutes with calm male along track and into forest about 10km from the falls.
Tony Ashton

Fri 11 May Pink-eared Duck Pentland 10' Cell
A pair on the Town Dam.
Margaret Merrill per Ivor Preston

Pink-eared Duck Hughenden - Winton Road, 94km south of Hughenden
Lone bird on a small roadside Dam (Vellum pastoral station) with lone Hardhead (F) and 3 Australasian Grebe. Also where Flock Pigeons came in to drink - same place for report on 04 May 2012.
Ivor Preston & Karen Doyle

Wed 9 May Mangrove Robin Mangroves near end of Orient Station Road
Pair of active, noisy robins sharing small stretch of mangrove close to coastal tree belt and scrub with Shining Flycatchers, Little Kingfishers, honeyeaters, incl. Yellow with two near full fledge nestlings and a Collared Kingfisher.
Tony Ashton

Mon 7 May Black-shouldered Kite Bushland Beach
Solitary Black-shouldered Kite flying low along edge of North Shore Boulevard, about half way between Bushland Beach and North Shore at 8.30 am. Unusual to see here. At Bushland Beach mangroves recorded Mangrove Robin (2) and Mangrove Gerygone.
Peter Valentine

Sun 6 May Australian Pratincole Orient Station, Ingham
Australian Pratincole (7) Took flight as a White-bellied Sea-Eagle cruised through. They returned to ground at western waters edge of main lagoon. Have been seen in this area in previous years. Distant proof photographs were taken.
BirdLife Townsville (per Len & Chris Ezzy)

Sat 5 May Spotted Nightjar Abergowrie 10' Cell
One Spotted Nightjar (deceased - very fresh road-kill) found beside the Ingham-Abergowrie Road 6.5km east of the Abergowrie State School. This species hasn't been recorded previously in the Hinchinbrook Shire (Ingham Region).
Bill Holmes (et al - Birdlife Townsville) per Len Ezzy

Fri 27 Apr Southern Cassowary Mount Lewis
Southern Cassowary (1) 1x adult bird seen walking the vehicular track 1.0km up from bridge over Bushy Creek. This species is known resident here, but because of extremely difficult access to areas other than buffering the main vehicular track, it is not often recorded.
Len & Chris Ezzy

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