Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 20 May 2013 06:37:13 +1000

Birdline North Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 19 May 2013.

Sat 18 May Budgerigar Between Borrow Pits & side wall of Ross River Dam, Kelso. Over the paddocks
I counted over 880 Budgerigars in this photograph and not the full flock was in shot.
Ray & Annette Sutton

Barn Owl Townsville Town Common Conservation Park
Barn Owl (1) near start of dam wall walk, found by drongos. Overcast.
Ed Pierce

Thu 16 May Peregrine Falcon Garden Currajong
Time 8.15 am. A large raptor flew in to a small birdbath in my back garden perched on the edge & drank. Stayed for approx 4 mins giving time to note barred tail, barred & blotched brown/black body plumage, Strong yellow legs & talons, Black head plumage incomplete. Immature female peregrine falcon probably 1-2 yrs.. Note the proximity to the nesting site on the East side of Castle Hill.
Rosemary Payet

Wed 15 May Black-throated Finch Daves Dam, Hurricane Station Road
At least two adults building nest near road and dam. Good nest record of this elusive species.
Bill Thomas per Keith Fisher

White-browed Woodswallow West Mary Road, Maryfarms
Two birds perched on powerlines, unusual this far east at this location between Mount Molloy and Mt. Carbine
Bill Thomas per Keith Fisher

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