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]
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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