Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 27 Oct 2014 08:01:47 +1000
   Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

   Published sightings for the week ending 26 Oct 2014.

   Sun 26 Oct Yellow billed spoonbill Noosa Heads--Jabiru Park/Fearnley
   1 in front of Fearnley hide 11:15am, flew towards Noosa-Cooroy rd but
   not relocated from car park. Also male Cotton Pygmy- goose from hide.
   Chris Attewell
   Black-necked Stork Minnippi Parklands
   1 on west side of Island this morning.
   Stuart Pickering
   Sat 25 Oct Channel-billed Cuckoo Wecker Road, opp Citipointe School,
   beside Bulimba Creek
   Two Channel-billed Cuckoo calling for 10 minutes. I was
   watching/photographing my grandson play cricket so didn't get a close
   photo. One Channel-billed Cuckoo went one way and the other in the
   opposite direction.
   Judy Leitch
   Fri 24 Oct Collared Kingfisher Guyatt Park, St Lucia
   Well upstream. The bird alighted on a yellow buoy from near the ferry
   terminal where it was buzzed by swallows. It then flew across the river
   alongside the ferry on which I was travelling and landed in stunted
   mangroves close to the West End terminal.
   Andrew Stafford
   Red-necked Avocet, Marsh Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper, Sharp-tailed
   Sandpiper Sandgate--Dowse Lagoon
   Good birds on the water this morning. Further to prior reports, Avocet
   numbers are now up to 3 - northern end. 2 Marsh Sandpipers - the first
   for a few years, at least 19 Sharp-tailed Sandpipers and now 2 Curlew
   Sandpipers, all towards the southern end. Plus the usual 3 Lathams and
   2 Glossy Ibis.
   Ged Tranter
   Wed 22 Oct white-throated needletails Cootharaba, Sunshine Coast, QLD
   6 white-throated needletails flying around on our property today.
   Donna Tomkinson
   Peregrine Falcon Metroplex Wetlands
   Perched on lighting structures under gatewat bridge northbound span
   Chris Attewell
   Red-necked Avocet Sandgate--Dowse Lagoon
   Single bird with stilts early this morning
   Chris Attewell
   Tue 21 Oct White-throated Needletails Carindale, 8 Stanmere St
   10 flying around and generally heading SE at approx 7:30 am
   Sheryl Keates
   Black -necked Stork Parklakes Wetlands (Bli Bli)
   6pm- largest pond.-+two Lathams Snipe
   Ross Sinclair
   Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo Rockhampton Kershaw Gardens
   Observed 10 RTBC feeding in the gardens then flying into a tall gum
   tree, after being disturbed by a passing dog.
   Stephen Gallivan
   Plumed Whistling Duck O'Shanesy Park, Rockhampton
   Some 60+ birds observed at this location, also observed were 70+ Magpie
   geese, 2 pairs of Cotton pygmy geese.
   Stephen Gallivan
   Mon 20 Oct Large-tailed Nightjar Maroochy Wetland Sanctuary, Bli Bli
   Single bird heard in carpark at 6.30pm, then flew over observers into
   Sanctuary where continued to call. Searched using spotlight but unable
   to locate. Call (continuous "chop chop chop") checked to confirm ID.
   Not often seen this far south.
   Russ Lamb & Pieter de Groot (Netherlands)
   Pacific Baza Nudgee Waterhole Reserve
   Out with Wife and Grand children on Aussie backyard bird count
   John Dennison
   Sun 19 Oct Leaden Flycatcher Sandy Camp Road Wetlands
   All territorial pairs, no Satin Flycatchers seen. Photos of the Leaden
   Flycatchers on Raja's website (Further Information). Thanks to Rod
   Gardner & Jeff Davies for the discussion.
   Nikolas Haass & Raja Stephenson
   White-throated Nightjar; Owlet-nightjar; Boobook; Barn Owl and Nankeen
   Night-Heron; Gap Creek Rd
   Stopping near the top of Gap Creek Rd in the early morning, we heard
   White-throated Nightjar, Owlet-nightjar and Boobook. A Tyto owl also
   gave a harsh screech, but it was fairly distant. Later that night we
   had good, albeit brief, views of a Barn Owl (both perched and in
   flight). A Nankeen Night-heron was seen well at the same site - a
   heavily vegetated creek about 100m before the carpark if you're coming
   from Brookfield Rd side.
   Elliot Leach; Louise Ashton; Chris Burwell
   White-backed Swallow Junction of Jamiesons' and Burgess' Rds, Lockyer
   First seen by Chris Burwell in flight above the fields adjacent to
   Lockyer Creek at around 1 pm yesterday. Two birds were seen well and
   confirmed as White-backed Swallows by all three observers. A third bird
   looked promising, but remained behind the creek-side trees and gave
   only fleeting views.
   Elliot Leach; Chris Burwell; Louise Ashton
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