Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 7 Apr 2014 03:02:23 +1000

Birdline North Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 6 Apr 2014.

Wed 2 Apr Eastern Yellow Wagtail, Lathams Snipe Mungalla Station (Forrest Beach, Queensland)
1 vibrant yellow Wagtail seen on the fence then flew to ground near old cattle yards. Disappeared over the fence into water hyacinth, not seen again, no time for a photo. Also at the same spot 3 Latham's Snipe on small island in creek.
Marleen Acton

Tue 1 Apr Stubble Quail Kairi district
Both Male and Female photographed on outskirts of Kairi
Jean & Paul Newman and Jack Leighton

Mon 31 Mar Barn Owl Mt Molloy
Three birds seen during drive near Wetherby Station
Paul Newman and Del Richards

Crested Shrike-tit Wondecla State Forest, including Springvale Road
About half way between the grid and the turnoff to the cattle yards, in a tall lemon-scented gum. First noted by single call which was not repeated, the bird spent 10 minutes feeding high in the gum tree providing good views if difficult photographic opportunities. ID Photo only. Seen at 3.00 pm. Single adult seen although others may have been around. (Moderator Note:- This is a regular location for this hard to see species in the far north).
Peter Valentine

Sat 29 Mar Black Bittern Daintree River cruise
After 15 years of abject failure,finally landed this one. The bird, as usual, gave little opportunity for a studio quality portrait. All credit to Del for making the initial sighting.
Paul Newman and Del Richards

Great-billed Heron Daintree River cruise
Went a'cruisin with Del Richards and Ian Worcester. Found a compliant juvenile who posed before retreating into the shadows
Paul Newman

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