Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 7 Apr 2014 03:01:44 +1000

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 6 Apr 2014.

Sun 6 Apr Eastern Yellow Wagtail, Restless Flycatcher Sandy Camp Road Wetlands Reserve
Eastern Yellow Wagtail still at the usual location. One Restless Flycatcher. Other birds of interest: 1 adult Nankeen Night-Heron, 2 Glossy Ibis, 2 Eastern Osprey (display flight), 1 adult Pacific Baza, 1 Australian Hobby, 1 Spotless Crake, 3 Marsh Sandpipers, 1 Shining Bronze-Cuckoo, 2 Leaden Flycatchers.
Nikolas Haass, Raja Stephenson, Colin Reid, Stuart Pickering

Sat 5 Apr Eastern Yellow Wagtail Sandy Camp Rd Wetlands
The wagtail was still showing well today in the same spot as previously reported. Thanks to Nick Leseberg for the details of where to find it precisely.
Bernie OKeefe

Rainbow Bee-eater East Brisbane
12+ Rainbow Bee-eaters just (11:55am) flew over our house in ENE direction.
Nikolas Haass

Wed 2 Apr Black Bittern Coombabah Creek, Helensvale, Gold Coast, Qld
Immature bird watched in mangroves for 5 min at close range from kayak. Another immature bird seen from kayak a few days ago on 29/3/14, 6 km away in Coomera River above the Upper Coomera new bridge. Difficult access for both sites except from the river by boat/ kayak. Another Black bittern reported near here in the Coombabah Creek accessed from Tee Tree Wetlands recently.
Mike Bysouth & Kylie Martin

Tue 1 Apr Fork-tailed Swift Bowra Station Homestead/camping area
200+ Fork-tailed Swifts flying above the homestead after heavy rain around 7:50am. As low as 10m and calling loudly. The birds have been seen on the property for the rest of the week.
Chris Martinez, Marion Roper, Allison Roberts

Brown Cuckoo-Dove Walter Zimmerman Park, Pine Mountain
First time for this site. Surprised to see one, while checking out a flock of figbirds, feasting along Ironpot Creek.
Peter Horler

Australian Little Bittern Sandy Camp Road Wetlands Reserve
Seen @ Back of smaller lagoon on Left side of track near concrete causeway & where Brown Quail frequently seen. Photographed but I have grass strand through the picture.
Sue Lee & Wendy Wilesmith

Mon 31 Mar Australian Little Bittern (Black-backed Bittern) Parklake Wetlands, Bli Bli
One juvenile Bittern in plain view for most of the three hours I was observing (06:30-09:30). No sign of the adult birds or the other juvenile today, however, the bird was foraging quite successfully for itself.
Steve Murray

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