Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 15 Jul 2013 07:03:34 +1000

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 14 Jul 2013.

Sun 14 Jul Black Kite Bruce Hwy - Nambour turnoff
Black Kite approx. 400 wheeling above the road
Robyn Duff

Sat 13 Jul Pied Oystercatcher Clontarf Point
35 Pied Oystercatchers at Clontarf end of Houghton Highway
Peter Crane

Black Kite Griffin
Flock of 57 birds approached from west and circled on thermals before drifting off towards coast.
Andy Jensen

Fri 12 Jul White-throated Nightjar 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.
Jack Whiting

Thu 11 Jul Powerful Owl Sheepstation Creek Conservation Park, Caboolture
A pair of roosting Powerful Owls observed on the Spotted Gum track.
Stuart Kelly, Carla Perkins

Wed 10 Jul Double-banded Plover 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 Freckled Duck 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).
Roger Jaensch

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.
Ged Tranter

Freckled Duck Lake Macdonald, Sunshine Coast
Has been in the same spot for 2 weeks, first found by Anne Burgess.. first record for Sunshine Coast
Greg Roberts

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.
Sam Ford

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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