Birdline Central & Southern Queensland
Published sightings for the week ending 14 Jul 2013.
|Sun 14 Jul
Bruce Hwy - Nambour turnoff
Black Kite approx. 400 wheeling above the road
|Sat 13 Jul
35 Pied Oystercatchers at Clontarf end of Houghton Highway
Flock of 57 birds approached from west and circled on thermals before drifting off towards coast.
|Fri 12 Jul
John Oxley Reserve, Murrumba Downs
A single bird sighted resting along a horizontal branch high in a tree near the path down to the river.
|Thu 11 Jul
Sheepstation Creek Conservation Park, Caboolture
A pair of roosting Powerful Owls observed on the Spotted Gum track.
Stuart Kelly, Carla Perkins
|Wed 10 Jul
Shellgrit Creek mouth, Mackay
28 Double-banded Plovers roosting on the high-tide line at the creek mouth.
Brendan Cook & Chris Perry
|Tue 9 Jul
Priors Pocket Road, Priors Pocket
Three, possibly same birds as reported on 9 June; two were up-ending, presumably feeding, in this highly-disturbed water body (muddy edges trampled by cattle).
|Mon 8 Jul
||Freckled Duck, Black Falcon, Red-backed Kingfisher, Black-tailed Nativehen
Lotus Lagoon, Rockhampton
Waterfowl in abundance throughout Rockhamptons ephemeral wetlands. Highlights were a single Freckled Duck, a pair of Red-backed Kingfishers perched on the airport perimeter fence, a Black Falcon being mobbed by Black Kites and 8 Black-tailed Nativehens. Also in good numbers were Pinked-eared Ducks and Great Crested Grebes. Large 4m Saltwater Crocodile also patrolling the lagoon.
Brendan Cook & Chris Perry
||Little Black Cormorant, Pied Cormorant, Freckled Duck, Cotton Pygmy-Goose, Pink-eared Duck
Dowse Lagoon, Sandgate
The highlight this afternoon was @250 Little Black Cormorants coming in to land in front of the Southerden St platform, covered the water on landing and then moved en masse to the island to join those already present, 360 in total. With them was also 1 Pied Cormorant - not seen here very often. Pink-eared Ducks now number 78, 3 Cotton Pygmy-Geese (2f, 1m) plus 2 Freckled Duck. 100+ mix of Grey and Chestnut Teal.
Lake Macdonald, Sunshine Coast
Has been in the same spot for 2 weeks, first found by Anne Burgess.. first record for Sunshine Coast
|Sat 6 Jul
||Australian Owlet Nightjar
Kalpowar road lake, Lakefield National Park
Did the call to it and sat above us on a night hike and it would reply with its call.
|Thu 4 Jul
||Satin Bowerbird, Noisy Pitta, Spectacled Monarch
Gold Creek Road (uppermost sections)
Three Satin Bowerbirds along road; one feeding on fruit (guava?). Five or six Spectacled Monarchs, scattered; much calling. Pitta called twice from closed scrub.
Roger Jaensch and Julian Reid
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