Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 7 Oct 2013 06:53:28 +1000

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 6 Oct 2013.

Sun 6 Oct Peregrine Falcon, Black Breasted Button Quail Sunshine Beach and Noosa National Park
single adult Falcon very active over Lion's Head and northern end Sunshine Beach, early afternoon today. BBBQ site still very active northern section of Noosa National Park, adult pair viewed at close range several times past few days, many platelets
Luke Bennett

Sat 5 Oct Rufous Songlark, Little Bittern, Black Bittern, Baillon's & Spotless Crakes & White-winged Trillers Sandy Camp Road Wetlands Reserve
R Songlark beside the first pond, L Bittern flushed in second pond, B Bittern flushed in rear pond, 10 Baillon's and 2 Spotless Crakes, WW Trillers all over.
Colin Reid & Rob Dougherty

Gull-billed Tern (sub-sp affinis) Oriental Plover Kakadu Beach, Bribie Island
Amongst the many Gull-billed Terns, there was one adult G. n. affinis! Amongst 16 wader species, the juvenile Oriental Plover showed well - easily seen from the first hide and the footpath between the two hides. Fortunately, no one entered the protected area during the time we were there.
Nikolas Haass, Raja Stephenson, Paul Walbridge

Peregrine Falcon Oxenford Quarry
Peregrine Falcon (1) winging overhead
Timothy Braithwaite

Yellow-billed Spoonbill Minnippi Parklands, Tingalpa
Bird reported last week seen feeding under lake island, a rare bird here. Also 2 Pacific Bazas and White-necked Heron still on airfield.
Stuart Pickering

Oriental Plover Kakadu Beach, Bribie Island - Protected NO ACCESS to the beach!
The immature is still present this morning. Also Beach Stone-curlews here too. I am very concerned at the people that seem to be seeing and photographing this bird down to a few meters. It is in a 'No Access' zone to protect shorebirds - roosting visitors and breeding Australian Pied Oystercatchers, Beach Stone-curlews etc.) . I saw it at c.50m and had great views down a telescope. The photos are iPhone digiscope efforts. Please do not enter this area just to get photos!
Rob Morris

Fri 4 Oct Oriental Plover Kakadu Beach, Bribie Island
Bird feeding on small beach north of hide
Tom Tarrant

Long-billed Corella Between Capalaba and Chandler, on Old Cleveland Rd
There is a well-established population of Long-billed Corellas near-sedentary in central Capalaba, particularly in the shopping malls/Pittwin park area; this species is not native to Brisbane. At about 5:30pm I saw a group of four birds take off from a low tree near the junction of Old Cleveland and Bacton Rd and fly in the direction of the Sleeman Sports Complex at Chandler. The population has been increasing over the years and this may be evidence of expansion, with splinter groups dispersing into the wider area.
Russell Yong

Oriental Plover Kakadu Beach, Bribie Island
Bird still present. Black-necked Stork also at Buckley's Hole. With a Mongolian in the image attached.
Greg Roberts

Thu 3 Oct Brown Falcon Priors Pocket Road, Priors Pocket
Quite windy , pleasantly surprised by Brown Falcon on telegraph pole. Brown Falcon (1) Telegraph pole south of S bend.
Adrian Brooks

Thu 3 Oct Lewin's Rail Eumundi, Sunshine Coast
pairs at 2 new sites, excellent views of one pair
Greg Roberts

Wed 2 Oct Long-billed Corella Harold Kielly Park
one bird only sat in a tree adjacent to the public area duck pond for the hour that I was there. This bird is included in my full list for the site
Jack Whiting

Black-necked Stork Murrumba Downs, new housing estate near Avonlea Street
I was sitting on the bank of the North Pine River when a Black-necked Stork flew over from the south east. It attempted to land in an adjacent billabong, but was chased off by Masked Lapwings
John Dennison

Tue 1 Oct Lesser Frigatebird Noosa National Park
4 around Hells Gate, Alexandria Bay. Harassing terns
Paul Freeman

Oriental Plover Kakadu Beach, Bribie Island.
The bird was still present at 10 am today,midway between the two hides.
David Redhead

Mon 30 Sep Australian Painted-Snipe Cove Road Stanmore
Dam with dead trees adjacent to number 699 Cove Road. Other observers Ivor McPherson and Tony Heath. Australian Painted-Snipe (1) female on opposite side of road to dam in small marshy patch close to road.
Sarah Beavis

Mon 30 Sep White-throated Nightjar Postmans Track Section, Lake Samsonvale
With Alan Boardman (with SEQWater permit), Ivor McPherson and Tony Heath (finder of nightjar). White-throated Nightjar (1) roosting beside path on ground.
Sarah Beavis

Mon 30 Sep Black-breasted Buttonquail Rainbow Beach.
Three, hens only, at different places(Photos) Cocks could be sitting.
Barney Enders

Sun 29 Sep Comb-Crested Jacana Tea Trees Wetland, Arundel, Gold Coast
One in long grass. Barely seen by me, but definitely seen by those with me.
Timothy Braithwaite

glossy ibis Tea Trees Wetland, Arundel, Gold Coast
Three spread out over a large pond with a variety of other birds present.
Timothy Braithwaite

Black-Necked Stork Morton Vale - near Lesters Bridge
Single Stork on the edge of the lagoon just past Lesters Bridge. Was a long way off but appears to be male. Photo quality is not the best but there appears to be no yellow in the eye.
Heath Hodgson

Sat 28 Sep Yellow-billed Spoonbill Minnippi Parklands, Tingalpa
First seen from carpark on Meadowlands Rd, last seen flying down river (Bulimba Creek). No rarity, but, surprisingly, it appears to be the first record for this site. No photos taken........
Colin Reid & Rob Dougherty

Tue 24 Sep Black-faced Monarch Emu Park 10' Cell
Walked from Catholic Church to Emu Park Resort and Backpackers walking through Bicentennial Wetlands and the paperbarks. Black-faced Monarch (1) In Paperbarks. Saw it catch prey in mid to high part of canopy and watched while it ate . Noted differences in facial pattern with Spectacled Monarch.
Joan Wharton (1757)

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