Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 8 Jul 2013 06:51:51 +1000

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 7 Jul 2013.

Sun 7 Jul Little Black Cormorant Marina Park
Clear sunny day. No wind early, but sea breeze SSE 15-20 km/h late afternoon. Little Black Cormorant (500) flying over in formation groups of about 30. Judy Leitch and Sandra Gallienne 4:30pm
Judy Leitch

Chestnut-breasted Mannikins+more Longreach
Found a large flock of Chestnut-breasted Mannikins this morning on the Longreach town common- not common for this area. At the local Sewerage Treatment Plant recently- as well as the usual suspects and 100 or so Pink-eared Ducks, there were both Australian Spotted Crake and Spotless Crake. Also four feral cats.
Henry Cook

Spotted Quail Thrush Moggill Conservation Park
Four Spotted Quail Thrush. One flushed showing spread tail nicely. The other three, one male and two females foraging on path. Record shot taken with I-Phone through binoculars.
Adrian Brooks

Pale-vented Bush-hen Ninderry, Sunshine Coast
2 birds calling continually in my garden - very unusual for this species to be vocal in winterr
Greg Roberts

Masked Owl Conondale National Park
1 male bird above Booloumba Creek. Interesting to see how pale it is to compared to another I saw recently. Lousy image unfortunately.
Greg Roberts, Luke Bennett, Terry Bennett

Sat 6 Jul Common Diving-Petrel Southport Pelagic
On the way back from the shelf we found a Common Diving-Petrel - sadly floating belly-up on the water. Also some of the Fairy Prions didn't look too happy. Highlight at the shelf was a Black-bellied Storm-Petrel.
Nikolas Haass and all on board the Southport Pelagic organised by Paul Walbridge

Black Kite Dakabin Waste Management Facility
Approximately 100 Black Kites circling in the thermals above the dump.
Dezmond Wells

Common Diving Petrel Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island
One south past Point Lookout this afternoon, albeit distantly. Still plenty of Prions about, approx 220 north during afternoon. All seemed to be Fairy. Also 12 Fluttering Shearwater north otherwise just Gannets and Crested Terns.
Andy Jensen

Black Kite Gatton-Helidon Road, Grantham at 27 34 35S 152 11 01E
Extremely large numbers of Black Kites are in the Lockyer Valley at the moment,
Ron Anderson

Thu 4 Jul Blue-billed Duck (female) Lake Galletly, University Queensland, Lawes
On lake with other ducks.
Ron Anderson

Wed 3 Jul Cotton Pygmy-Goose Dowse Lagoon, Sandgate
Male and female sighted from observation deck at Southerden Street side of lagoon
Vince Bugeja

Tue 2 Jul Black-browed Albatross, Giant Petrel, Great-winged Petrel, Providence Petrel, Brown Skua Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island
An 8 hour seawatch resulted in: 2 B-b Albatross, 1 Giant Petrel sp (pres Northern), 2 G-w Petrels, 1 Providence Petrel, 1 Brown Skua, 622 Common Noddies, 15 Fluttering Shearwaters, 123 Aust Gannets (95 Adults) and 2 Prion sp (pres Fairy). A little disappointing on the Albatross front given the wild winds & huge seas.
Colin Reid, Stu Pickering & David Sutton

Mon 1 Jul Fairy Prion Lady Elliot Island
A single bird seen very close inshore (as close as 10 metres) and another seen the next day more distantly so could not be identified to species.
Sean Dooley

Spotted Harrier Lady Elliot Island
A pair of Spotted Harriers seen well, hunting near the airstrip. Staff at the resort say they have been on the island for several weeks.
Sean Dooley

Spotted Harrier, Swamp Harrier, Little Lorikeet 'Tee Trees' Wetlands, Arundel
Great views this afternoon of an adult Spotted Harrier hunting low over the wetlands. 1 immature Swamp Harrier also seen and a small group of Little Lorikeets feeding in a flowering Eucalypt. Also interesting to see a Galah x Little Corella hybrid amongst a small flock of Little Corella. No photos unfortunately, camera was staying dry at home.
Todd Burrows

Mon 24 Jun Australian Shoveler Kingaroy
Weekly survey of town and surrounds, mid winter, cold, dry, light breeze. Australian Shoveler 2 pair with white eyed ducks opposite sewerage ponds
Doug Armstrong

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