Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 27 May 2013 08:10:29 +1000

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 26 May 2013.

Sun 26 May Freckled Duck, Australasian Shoveler, Pink-eared Duck Dowse Lagoon, Sandgate
1 Freckled Duck (imm. male?), 4 Australasian Shoveler (3m, 1f), 7+ Pink-eared Duck (courtship display), 1 Water Rat, (unfortunately no sign of the previously seen Cotton Pygmy Geese)
Nikolas Haass & Raja Stephenson

Crested Shrike-tit D'Aguilar National Park (Maiala)
One adult bird feeding amongst shed bark, just off the trail right where it begins at the picnic ground carpark. Seen at ~1pm, apparently unperturbed by all the trail walkers and picnic-goers.
Russell Yong & Jesse Rowland

New Holland Honeyeater D'Aguilar National Park (Maiala)
One adult bird feeding in a heavily-flowering Syzygium, canopy height ~25-30m. Seen at 12:35pm on the 1.2km-long circuit just out and downhill of the picnic ground, where the boardwalk crosses a large gully with bangalow palms. The bird hung around feeding despite being intermittently disturbed by Yellow-faced Honeyeaters and an Eastern Spinebill. It gave good views in consistently excellent light for over 10 minutes, with the white eye apparent and diagnostic.
Russell Yong & Jesse Rowland

Restless Flycatcher Lake Samsonvale
One adult bird at the Gold Scrubs Ln cemetery, in the trees over the overgrown boat ramp on the left. Seen at ~9am. Very and consistently vocal, including some rather odd variations on the 'scissors-grinding' theme.
Russell Yong & Jesse Rowland

Little Eagle Camp Hill
Pale phase bird flew over house at 1055, mobbed by Crows and Magpies
Stuart Pickering

Red-capped Robin Oxley Creek Common
Male bird still present on path between 2 concrete bridges, also female/imm Rose Robin in same area and a Spotted Harrier over the paddocks
Stuart Pickering & Rod Gardner

Sat 25 May Black Kite North Tivoli 1' Cell
800 + Black Kites at landscape supplies producer at North Tivoli, Ipswich (private property, strictly no access without permission). Observers Margaret Cameron & Meg Gordon. Main count by Margaret Cameron following double counting by both observers that verified consistency in results. Kites have been at site for about 2 months. Midday count 800 approx.; late pm count 1035.
Meg Gordon & Margaret Cameron

Fri 24 May Hoary-headed Grebe Lake Galletly, University Queensland, Lawes
At least 5 birds associating with the many Aust. grebes.
Tim Wunsch

Thu 23 May Swamp Harrier Dowse Lagoon, Sandgate
Single bird,
David Redhead

Spotted Harrier Nathan Road Wetlands Reserve, Kippa Ring
2 Adults and a Swamp Harrier. c20 Glossy Ibis
David Redhead

Australasian Shoveler, Pink-eared Duck, Cotton Pygmy Goose Dowse Lagoon, Sandgate
4 Australasian Shovelers, several Pink-eared Ducks and a pair of Cotton Pygmy Geese.
Raja Stephenson & Marie Lister

Common Myna Roma
Further to my sighting of a single Common Myna at Windorah, there were at least 2 Common Mynas next to the Railway Lakes Park in Roma. This is more than 200km west of closest sighting recorded in the Atlas.
Sean Dooley

Red Capped Robin Oxley Creek Common
Single male in full plumage - 4.30pm in setting sunlight - on left just past concrete bridge before track down to Pelican Lagoon
Steve Cunningham

Tue 21 May Red-necked Avocet Deception Bay Foreshore
100 plus on mud flats
John Dennison

Mon 20 May Common Myna Windorah
A seemingly solitary individual in the town. A long, long way west.
Sean Dooley

Black Kite, Little Eagle, Swamp Harrier Caboolture Airfield
At least 100 Black Kites at the airfield seen from the Bruce Highway turn off to Caboolture. Included 55 birds on the ground. Also 1 Little Eagle and 1 Swamp Harrier around Beerburrum turn off of the Bruce Highway.
Tim Siggs

Pink-eared Duck (5) Dowse Lagoon, Sandgate
Another eremaea first for Dowse Lagoon today with five Pink-eared Ducks joining the pair of Cotton Pygmy Geese in the North West corner. Nearby was the Freckled Duck that appeared over two weeks ago. The Hoary-headed Grebe reported by Ged Tranter yesterday was again in front of the bird hide. The Shovelers seem to have moved on.
Steve Murray

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