Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 14 Oct 2013 03:01:20 +1000

Birdline North Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 13 Oct 2013.

Sun 13 Oct Eastern Grass-Owl Tyto Wetlands, Ingham
Eastern Grass-Owl flew from swamp ricegrass and flew off southwest before dropping into distant grasses this morning
Tony Ashton

Thu 10 Oct Little Grassbird Tyto Wetlands, Ingham
Little Grassbird near hide in Tyto today after being spotted by DPITB party over the weekend. Thanks, folks!
Tony Ashton

Pink-eared Duck Cairns Esplanade
Two on the mudflats at mid-tide, ( moderator note:- unusual at this location, third record on Eremaea).
Chris Wiley

Wed 9 Oct Marsh Sandpiper, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Lake Evan, Mareeba
Site formally known as Brady Road Swamp. Marsh Sandpiper (1) 1st record for this site. Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (2) 1st record for this site.
Keith & Lindsay Fisher

Wed 9 Oct Little Grassbird Mungalla Station (Forrest Beach, Queensland)
Little Grassbird below old yards today.
Tony Ashton

Lovely Fairy-wren Mungalla Station (Forrest Beach, Queensland)
Pair Lovely Fairy-wren at edge of coastal forest, old homestead site far SW end of station today.
Tony Ashton

Tue 8 Oct Southern Cassowary Dubuji Boardwalk, Cape Tribulation
A family - two adults and one chick near creek (not far from main road) around 5 pm.
Christine Eichler

Mon 7 Oct Little Grassbird Tyto Wetlands, Ingham
Little Grassbird (1) Birdlife Photography DPITB outing. Early morning birding walk around Tyto Wetlands. First seen by Janet Robino. Several people then confirmed this Little Grassbird at Tyto Wetlands early on Monday morning 07 October 2013. It was about 40metres distant, straight across the water from the viewing mound. Len Ezzy's ID photo(s) attached.
Janet Robino, Len & Chris Ezzy (et al)

Stubble Quail Mungalla Station (Forrest Beach, Queensland)
Four Stubble Quail seen along the fence line heading out to the old cattle yards
Gil Crabtree

Sun 6 Oct Tooth-billed Bowerbird Paluma Forest Reserve 10' Cell
On Sunday 6th 3 observers walked H track listening for Tooth-billed Bowerbirds and found 3 birds - 4 found on Monday 7th. They were very active and vocal. Photographed and recorded by Ian Montgomery
Joan Wharton (1757)

Sun 6 Oct Australian Little Bittern Tyto Wetlands, Ingham
Male and female Little Bitterns seen close to hide early today. Sightings elsewhere by Birdlifers confirm at least 2 pairs resident in scleria, main lagoon.
Tony Ashtont

Oriental Plover Mungalla Station (Forrest Beach, Queensland)
Birdlife Photography - Digital Photography In The Bush outing. 23 Participants. Weather fine and warm, Oriental Plover (2) Seen and Photographed by Peter Owen (SA) and others.
Peter Owen (et al Birdlife Photography)

Thu 3 Oct Southern Cassowary Mount Hypipamee National Park (The Crater)
Southern Cassowary (3). Driving towards Atherton about 1km from Mt. Hypipamee, found a dead juvenile cassowary with dad and two others looking. I moved the bird into the forest to avert dad and the chicks being killed. Very tragic. Hope the others don't get killed this way.
Luke Jackson (2757)

Sun 22 Sep Freckled Duck Hasties Swamp National Park
Quick scoot past the swamp to see the Freckled Duck. Saw Freckled Duck (1) On the log to the south of the hide.
Luke Jackson (2757)

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