Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 21 Oct 2013 03:01:14 +1000

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 20 Oct 2013.

Sun 20 Oct Freckled Duck Moggill Road Wetland, Moggill
Still a Freckled Duck on this small wetland (injured I think) + Wattled Jacana, Latham's Snipe, Buff-banded Rail, Royal Spoonbill and White-necked Heron)
Rob Morris

Wilson's Storm-Petrels, Providence Petrels, Short-tailed Shearwaters Southport Pelagic
As well as the previous reports we also saw 300+ Wilson's Storm-Petrels, 100s of Short-tailed Shearwaters, 20+ Providence Petrels, c10 Flesh-footed Shearwaters, 2 Hutton's Shearwaters, c 20 Little Terns, and low numbers of Wedge-tailed Shearwaters. (photo of Wilson's Storm-Petrels and Short-tailed Shearwaters).
Rob Morris - and all on board the Souhport Pelagic organised by Paul Walbridge.

Black-bellied Storm Petrels Southport Pelagic
10-15 birds giving excellent views
Rob Morris - and all on board the Souhport Pelagic organised by Paul Walbridge.

Shy Albatross Southport Pelagic
2 birds today - unusual in October
Rob Morris - and all on board the Souhport Pelagic organised by Paul Walbridge.

Gould's Petrel Southport Pelagic
Excellent views of a bird which came into the boat over a 20 min. period.
Rob Morris - and all on board the Souhport Pelagic organised by Paul Walbridge.

Mottled Petrel Southport Pelagic
3 birds. One in c 200F and 2 in c45F - all 3 just kept going and didn't come into the boat. (record shot!)
Rob Morris - and all on board the Souhport Pelagic organised by Paul Walbridge.

South Polar Skua Southport Pelagic
Excellent views of a single bird
Rob Morris - and all on board the Souhport Pelagic organised by Paul Walbridge.

Common Sandpiper Oxley Creek Common
Common Sandpiper (1) Small pond across the path from Jabiru Swamp.
Tim Wunsch

Black-tailed Native-hen Lake Galletly, University Queensland, Lawes
Brief visit. One observer. Island was crowded with waterfowl. The water level was quite low and the lake surrounded by prominent bare banks. Black-tailed Native-hen (1) Flushed from grass near bird hide, landed on the island.
Lindsay Popple

Sat 19 Oct Spotted Quail-thrush Bellbird Grove, Qld
1 male and 2-3 females feeding on slopes on southern side of the road. Females displaying fanned tail feathers at times
Ross Monks

Fri 18 Oct Oriental Plover Kakadu Beach, Bribie Island
The juvenile Oriental Plover was still present.
Raja Stephenson, Kevin Bartram & Scott Baker

Thu 17 Oct Pink-eared Duck Lindum Wetlands
ncluding fresh water swamps off Sandy Camp Rd and tidal salt water marsh off Kianawah Rd 3 hr survey perfect conditions. Good views of brown bandicoot an a red bellied black snake also Pink-eared Duck (1) on salt water marsh
Bill Popple

Wed 16 Oct Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (18 juveniles) and Latham Snipe (9) Tea Trees Wetland, Arundel, Gold Coast

Barry Davies

Australian Little Bittern Glendale area near Belmont Creek, north of Rockhampton
Uniintentionally flushed from a small, well vegetated, old property dam. Have seen the odd black bittern in the area over the years. First dollarbirds seen this morning (16 October).
Andrew McDougall

Tue 15 Oct Freckled Duck Cove Road Stanmore
Dam with dead trees adjacent 689 Cove Road. Freckled Duck (1) Standing asleep with Coots on mud at edge of water.
Sarah Beavis

Tue 15 Oct Black-breasted Buttonquail, Mangrove Honeyeater Inskip Point
Birded along pedestrian only path starting in the south west corner of the roundabout for about 1.5hours from midday. Apologies for the poor photo. Black-breasted Buttonquail Mangrove Honeyeater
Jon & Alison Elliott

Mon 14 Oct Bush Stone-curlew (Bush Thick-knee) Translational Research Institute, Dutton Park Train Station, Woolloongabba
One pair with two very young chicks amongst railway equipment. I have been hearing the birds there every evening and been seeing the adults frequently (at one point there were three adults). Tonight was the first time I saw the chicks.
Nikolas Haass

Wandering Whistling-Ducks Minnippi Parklands, Tingalpa, southern Brisbane

Jim Sneddon

Sun 13 Oct Short-tailed Shearwater Point Cartwright, near Mooloolaba
small flock of approx six birds seen close to shore
Ken Cross, Steven McBride and Barry Brugman

Sat 12 Oct Red-necked Avocet (12), Black-tailed Godwit (2). Coombabah Wetlands boardwalk - Gold Coast

Barry Davies

Fri 11 Oct Black-necked Stork, Yellow-billed Spoonbill Tea Trees Wetland, Arundel, Gold Coast
Black-necked Stork (2) feeding on large pond 1 male and 1 female. Male observed and photographed with 500mm eel. Yellow-billed Spoonbill (2) in tree with 1 royal spoonbill.
Timothy Braithwaite

Wed 9 Oct Lewin's Rail Lower Bellbird Clearing, Lamington NP
2 birds heard about 100m apart in Lantana beside the walking tracks in the old dairy farm in Lamington NP at the base of the cliffs on the northern side of Binna Burra Lodge. Access to this area is on the left of the Binna Burra road about 500m before the Visitor's Centre.
Barry Davies

Tue 1 Oct White-winged Triller Fred Bucholz dam, Tamborine Village
1 adult male. An unusual sighting for this area.
Barry Davies

Mon 30 Sep Freckled Duck Lake MacDonald
Noosa Botanic Gardens. Freckled Duck (2) Botanic Gardens. Slight crest, light brown stomach, dark brown over the rest of the bird. Freckles on back and more striped than frecked on fron. Dark eye and deeply concave bill.
Paul Freeman (2404)

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