Birdline Central & Southern Queensland
Published sightings for the week ending 16 Nov 2014.
Sun 16 Nov Wood Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper Dowse Lagoon, Sandgate
Wood and Pec Sand still present this evening with a small no. of
Sharp-tailed Sands. Also c8 Latham's Snipes. Take your telescope as the
water and birds are distant.
Rob & Pete Morris
Little Bronze Cuckoo, Spotless Crake Sandy Camp Road Wetlands
Male Little Bronze Cuckoo seen on back lagoon along with 2 Spotless
Crakes. Also at least 4 Glossy Ibis, 10 Sharp-tailed Sandpipers and 2
Latham's Snipe on the drying out lagoon nearest the road
Stuart Pickering and Colin Reid
Glossy Black-Cockatoo Foggs Rd, Closeburn
A pair sitting quietly in the canopy.
Rob and Pete Morris
Australian Little Bittern Wallaroo Circuit Waterhole (North Lakes)
Nice views of a male.
Rob and Pete Morris
Freckled Duck Black Duck Hole, Murrumba Downs
Two birds at the southern end of the northern pool - viewable from the
ramp off Blackall Road. Birds were sat in dead branches close to the
edge of the pool.
Sat 15 Nov Ground Cuckoo-Shrike, Black Falcons Seven Mile Lagoon
A pair of Ground Cuckoo-Shrikes, and 3 Black Falcons along Jimba Road.
c.40 Banded Lapwings including c. 10+ young birds from fluff balls to
fully fledged and flying - various locations - mainly along Banool Rd.
Rob and Pete Morris & Paul Walbridge
Fri 14 Nov Pectoral Sandpiper Dowse Lagoon, Sandgate
Dark streaks on the breast with a strong demarcation, often adopting an
upright, rather elegant stance, seemed somewhat nervous - frequently
looking to the sky. Second visit to confirm ID in the afternoon showed
obvious yellow/orange colour to the base of the bill. Hanging out with
a small number of Sharpies and Curlew Sandpipers. Water in the middle
of the lagoon has all dried up, the bird was located in front of the
island, on the edge of the body of water that passes in front of the
island. Best viewed from the east in front of the railings, or from the
Keogh St side.
Cotton Pygmy Goose Lake Kurwongbah, Petrie - off Torrens Road.
Solitary Cotton Pygmy Goose swimming close to shoreline. Other species
in immediate area, Royal Spoonbill, Whiskered Tern & Glossy Ibis.
Wed 12 Nov Apostlebird & Grey-crowned Babbler Samford Valley
Parties of 4 Apostlebirds and 5 Grey-crowned Babblers this morning in
the Wights Mountain Rd area
Black-necked Stork Ipswich-Rosewood Road, Jeebropilly
Same pair as yesterday, still on this tiny dam, in a region scattered
with big dams and wetlands. Stopped this morning (06:40) to take a
couple of pics on my phone. Sorry about the poor quality though!
Tue 11 Nov Black-necked Stork Ipswich-Rosewood Road, Jeebropilly
Two adults sighted in a small dam 270m east of where the
Ipswich-Rosewood Rd crosses the Bremer River, and approx 20m north of
the road. Google gives the co-ordinates as -27.648225, 152.638982. Have
not seen them on this small dam before. Time was approx 06:50.
Mon 10 Nov Asian Dowitcher Toorbul Wader Roost
The Asian Dowitcher is still presenting at the Toorbul wader roost (I
tried really hard to turn it into another Long-billed Dowitcher as has
shown up in NSW).
Sun 9 Nov White Throated Needletails Eddie Kornhauser Park Elanora
150 Needletails from 10 to 30m. Light NE wind .Feeding .Drifted away to
Beth and John Hall
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