Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 9 Dec 2013 03:01:43 +1000

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 8 Dec 2013.

Sun 8 Dec Freckled Duck, Glossy Ibis, Latham's Snipe, Cotton Pgymy-Geese Cove Road, Stanmore
Wetland at 689 Cove Road held 4 Freckled Duck, 1 Glossy Ibis, and 4 Latham's Snipe mid-morning. Cotton Pgymy-Geese also seen on dam near Cruice Park
Russ Lamb, Maria Dam, Ken Cross, Gary Davidson (Canada)

Magpie Goose, Wandering Whistling-Duck, Pacific Baza, Spotless Crake Sandy Camp Road Wetlands Reserve
No bitterns but Magpie Goose (200), Wandering Whistling-Duck (12), Pacific Baza (1), Spotless Crake (3)
Nikolas Haass & Raja Stephenson

Asian Dowitcher Osprey House Environmental Centre
Asian Dowitcher on North Pine River at low tide this am, several hundred metres upstream of Osprey House on river bend. Same place as a (or the same?) bird in June. Viewing would be extremely distant from Osprey House. Best viewed from lay-by on sharp bend of Dohles Rocks Road by mangroves, back towards the Bruce Highway from Osprey House. Walk through mangroves to view mudflats - waders/wellies essential here.
Andy Jensen

Sat 7 Dec Lewin's Rail, Rufous-tailed Bush-hen, Barred Cuckooshrike Gold Creek Reservoir
We spent the morning with Todd Burrows just at the creek near the metal gate and at the fig tree patch near the toilet block. We did not check the reservoir - hence the lack of waterbirds on the list. In addition to the birds listed below, there was a Red-bellied Black Snake at the creek. Todd stayed longer and may have additional sightings. Lewin's Rail (2) and Rufous-tailed Bush-hen (2) in the creek near the metal gate. Barred Cuckooshrike (1) behind the toilet block.
Nikolas Haass & Raja Stephenson

Barking Owl Glenfields Conservation Park, Sunshine Coast
Owl was perched in a fan palm beside track and saw by 20 approx. Sunshine Coast Birdlife members. It had moved when we returned along the track
Paul Jensen

Fri 6 Dec Lewin's Rail Fig Tree Pocket (near the 17 mile rocks)
Two Lewin's Rails calling, early morning, 100m apart on 50m-wide terrace beside Brisbane River, in dense continuous cover of para grass, common reed, and castor oil shrubs. Buff-banded Rails heard and seen elsewhere along the same 400 m of river edge. A crake, possibly Spotless, calling here on the previous evening in reeds with grass and sedge.
Roger Jaensch

Thu 5 Dec Black Bittern Noosa River (Tewantin section)
a bird in mangroves
Greg Roberts

Shining Flycatcher Noosa River (Tewantin section)
3 birds
Greg Roberts

Wed 4 Dec Shining Bronze-Cuckoo Samsonvale cemetery and surrounds
Later morning start and surveyed the bush area adjoining the cemetery. This individual sighted and remained in close proximity which enabled identification by Birds Qld. members
Vince Bugeja

Lewin's Rail, Pale-vented Bush-hen, Buff-banded Rail Rafting Ground Reserve
These three species of rail were calling, each in separate areas of dense weedy cover along tidally influenced reaches of Moggill Creek, in the early morning. A Lewin's Rail was later seen at the water's edge in the last hour of daylight and brief videos were recorded.
Roger Jaensch

Mon 2 Dec Pale-vented Bush-hen Little Gubberley Creek, Kenmore
In broad weedy margins of the creek; Buff-banded Rail upstream.
Roger Jaensch

Lewin's Rail and Pale-vented Bush-hen Gold Creek Reservoir
Two Pale-vented Bush-hens and two maybe three Lewin's Rail early morning near the causeway as previously reported. Thanks to Rodger and Chris for their kind help and education on Lewin's Rail calls. Various clicks grunts and galloping horse sounds were heard (by the Lewin's rail).
Geoff Walker , Chris and Rodger

Sun 1 Dec Pale-vented Bush-hen, Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove, Barred Cuckooshrike Gold Creek Reservoir
Pale-vented Bush-hen (2) in the creek near the metal gate, no sign of the Lewin's Rails this morning; Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove (4); Barred Cuckooshrike (1) patch above toilet block.
Nikolas Haass

Sat 30 Nov Eungella Honeyeater; Greater Sooty Owl; Orange-footed Scrubfowl; Buff-breasted Paradise-Kingfisher Eungella National Park
These birds, plus Red-chested Buttonquail, were the highlights of a month long research trip to Eungella National Park. Some of these birds (O-F SF, B-B P-K) were seen in the Pelion State Forest immediately adjacent to Eungella NP. More details in List 208982.
Elliot Leach

Wed 27 Nov Great Crested Grebe Walkabout Creek The Gap
Spotted not far from entry track very elusive across far side of the waterway.
Lloyd Bullock

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