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.
Black-necked Stork Minnippi Parklands
1 on west side of Island this morning.
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
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.
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.
Wed 22 Oct white-throated needletails Cootharaba, Sunshine Coast, QLD
6 white-throated needletails flying around on our property today.
Peregrine Falcon Metroplex Wetlands
Perched on lighting structures under gatewat bridge northbound span
Red-necked Avocet Sandgate--Dowse Lagoon
Single bird with stilts early this morning
Tue 21 Oct White-throated Needletails Carindale, 8 Stanmere St
10 flying around and generally heading SE at approx 7:30 am
Black -necked Stork Parklakes Wetlands (Bli Bli)
6pm- largest pond.-+two Lathams Snipe
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.
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.
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
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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