Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update

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Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 01:30:15 +1000
Birdline North Queensland 

Published sightings for the week ending 21 Mar 2010.

Sun 21 Mar      Common Sandpiper; Black Butcherbird Ross River mouth
(Benwell Road, South Townsville) 
8:30am. One Common Sandpiper seen at roost on an exposed block of
concrete on the left bank of Ross River about 150 metres before the
Townsville Port security gates. Neap Tide of about 2.1m. As we stalked
through the mangroves for an ID photo, we flushed a Black Butcherbird...
That woke the Common Sandpiper, but I was able to get a couple of
distant shots before it saw us and flew downstream. First time Chris and
I have seen either of these two species here. 
Len and Chris Ezzy 

Fri 19 Mar      Shining Flycatcher Tyto Wetlands 
Shining Flycatcher pair building nest in triple forked sapling leaning
over temporary pool. Species seldom seen in Tyto, let alone nesting. 
Tony Ashton 

Tue 16 Mar      Southern Cassowary Paluma Township (top of range) 
A very large female (est 1.8m tall) walking along the road 3.30 pm. Not
often seen. 
Karen Doyle & Ivor Preston 

Sat 13 Mar      Metallic Starling Cromarty near Giru, south of
Juveniles feeding on a Cuban Royal Palm. Unusual to see this species
south of Ingham. 
Mark Stoneman per Ivor Preston 

Thu 11 Mar      Lovely Fairy-wren Townsville : (Queens Park, North Ward)
1 female, high in eucalypt tree, in row of trees between Queens Gardens
and Queens Park sports fields, North Ward. Time 7:30AM 
Greg Bruce (Per Alexandra Canton) 


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