Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

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Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
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Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2010 01:30:24 +1000
Birdline Central & Southern Queensland 

Published sightings for the week ending 7 Mar 2010.

Sat 6 Mar       Noddies and Skuas Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island
A 4 hour seawatch produced Black and Common Noddies, Arctic and Pomarine
Skuas, dolphins and turtles. 
Stuart Warren, Robert Dougherty, Chris Sanderson & Colin Reid 

Sun 28 Feb      Bush-hen Apex Park, Dayboro 
Pair braying in thick vegetation (seen by one observer) 
Marie & Tom Tarrant 

        Whimbrel r. hudsonicus Kakadu Beach, Bribie Island 
Yesterday, Sunday, high tide / tsunami event. Strange, 1000's of birds
overflying site - none landing. On beach, 2 Pied Oystercatchers and one
lonely Whimbrel hiding along edge in long grass - nothing else.
Eventually, incoming high water forced Whimbrel higher into the open.
Many whimbrels flying overhead -finally, this one took off - away from
me - good long look at rear & rump - definitely no white, but solid dark
brown. [Editorial note: the sub-species hudsonicus, sometimes referred
to as Hudsonian Whimbrel is the New World sub-species, breeding in North
America and wintering from the southern USA to southern Chile. It
differs from the nominate in being browner in colour with brown rather
than whitish underwings and a brown rather than white rump. Some
authorities have treated it as a separate species. Tim Dolby] 
Brian Johnson 

Sat 27 Feb      Oriental Cuckoo Samsonvale Cemetry 
Good morning at the cemetry, lake's edge and Hoop Pine circuit - Shining
Bronze, Brush and a fly by Oriental Cuckoo, Lewin's Rail calling and
Little Wattlebird showed well. 
Stuart Warren, Rob Dougherty & Colin Reid 


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