Birdline Central & Southern Queensland
Published sightings for the week ending 2 Nov 2014.
Sun 2 Nov Tahiti Petrel, Providence Petrel, Dollarbird
Good numbers of Tahiti Petrels (15+) back for the summer. A couple of
Providence Petrels which are scarce in Novemeber off Southport and a
lone Dollarbird heading ashore from just inside the continent shelf.
Rob Morris and all on board the Southport Pelagic organised by Paul
Australasian Shoveler Buckleys Hole,Bribie Island
A single female
Yellow Honeyeater Banksia Beach, Bribie Island
A single bird perhaps 800 kilometres out of range and the first record
for south-east Queensland.
Yellow Oriole Proserpine River, Glen Isla Road, Proserpine
A number of Yellow Orioles heard calling along the banks of the
Proserpine River. Have not heard them this far South before. Have
recorded the call on my mobile - quite distant, but perceivable.
Wood Sandpiper Sandgate--Dowse Lagoon
Bird reported last two days still present this morning from platform at
Sat 1 Nov Wood Sandpiper Sandgate--Dowse Lagoon
Still present this evening - easiest viewing from the south-west
corner. The bird is quite distant - best viewing with a telescope.
Wood Sandpiper; Latham's Snipe (2); Whiskered Tern Sandgate--Dowse
One Wood Sandpiper still present this morning in the shallow water on
the left hand side of the southern end of the lagoon, feeding in
company with Marsh Sandpiper. Sharpies and Curlew Sandpipers also
nearby. A pair of Latham's Snipe were feeding and then resting on a
weedy little island to the right of where the Wood Sandpiper was -
basically directly in front of the shelter at the southern end.
Whiskered Tern also about this morning.
Fri 31 Oct Wood Sandpiper Sandgate--Dowse Lagoon
Single bird towards the southern end at 5pm this evening, quite far out
Rose-ringed Parakeet East Brisbane
A single escaped Rose-ringed Parakeet flew past our house at 7:55am.
Told from similar Psittacula species by diagnostic flight call, size
and jizz. To my knowledge the two most commonly kept subspecies of
Rose-ringed Parakeet are P. k. borealis (nw Pakistan to se China and c
Burma) and P. k. manillensis (s India, Sri Lanka), whereas the two
African subspecies P. k. parvirostris and P. k. krameri are not known
in captivity in Australia. Another Psittacula species commonly kept as
a pet in Australia is Alexandrine Parakeet P. eupatria. Both species
Rose-ringed Parakeet and Alexandrine Parakeet are highly adaptable and
invasive, and hence could provide a huge problem for Australia's
Thu 30 Oct Freckled Duck Toowoomba Bicentennial Waterbird Habitat
Single bird seen in the middle pond. Still present Oct 31st.
Black-necked Stork Sandy Camp Road Wetlands
Single bird on roadside pond early this morning. Also Nankeen Night
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