Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 15 Jul 2013 07:03:58 +1000

Birdline North Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 14 Jul 2013.

Sun 14 Jul Lesser Sand-Plover, Red-necked Stint Benwell Road, Ross River mouth, South Townsville
Stints and plovers thanks to Lens scope. Includes adjacent grass and parkland. Lesser Sand-Plover (2) Red-necked Stint (4) maybe more
Ed Pierce

Sun 14 Jul Little Woodswallow Private property Dingo Park Road, Calcium
Several of this species seen on the property. (Moderator's Note:- Uncommon in this area south of Townsville. First report in this 10' Cell)
Ian Boyd, Bill Holmes and Gil Crabtree

Thu 11 Jul Eastern Grass Owl Tyto Wetlands, Ingham
Two Eastern Grass Owl flushed about 9.30am from thick grasses near owl viewing platform. Brief flights west to similar habitat.
Tony Ashton

Wed 10 Jul Cotton Pygmy-goose Catana Wetlands, Smithfield, Cairns, Qld.
Male bird on pond west of largest pond in the wetlands. Bird was present from July 3rd through to today (Wednesday) 10th July. It was keeping company with 2 pairs of Green Pygmy-geese. (Moderator Note:- This is the 4th report on Eremaea Birds since12/7/2013).
Jim Caine

Mon 8 Jul Lesser Frigatebird Cook town Esplanade
Two birds wheeling over The Esplanade during very strong winds. Possible Lesser Frigatebird.
Corrie,Ian Macartney & Will Bridgeman

Sun 7 Jul Great-billed Heron Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge (Morning Walk)
Great-billed Heron (1) Standing on bank of Bushy Creek near Mt. Kooyong Road bridge. Unusual at this time of year, they have occasionally appeared about August in previous years.
Keith Fisher

Sat 6 Jul Gouldian Finch Lakefield National Park
2 Gouldian Finch (one red-headed, one black-headed) feeding on vehicle track with Black-throated Finch and Double-barred Finch. 2.3 km east of Hann Crossing. Distant ID photo attached.
Pete and Lisa Nunn

Freckled Duck Hasties Swamp National Park
Freckled Duck (1) seen sitting on the log to the south of the hide with plumed whistling ducks and magpie geese. The bird was seen at about midday. (Moderator Note:- This is the 18th report from this location this year - Freckled Duck has been present since 23rd February).
James Nicolson

Fri 21 Jun Freckled Duck Lakefield National Park (Lake Emma)
3 Freckled Duck seen with Pink-eared Duck at nearest edge of Lake Emma 3:50pm
Pete & Lisa Nunn

Wed 19 Jun Red-necked Crake Cape Tribulation
Red-necked Crake seen mid-morning foraging on northern side of Kulki boardwalk, approximately 100-150m from carpark. Fantasic, sustained views. Black Butcherbird also seen on walk. Single Beach Stone-curlew on beach
Pete & Lisa Nunn

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