Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 11 Oct 2010 01:30:31 +1000

Birdline North Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 10 Oct 2010.

Sun 10 Oct Yellow Oriole, Tawny Frogmouth Palmetum Botanical Garden, Townsville
Yellow Oriole: heard only. (1). (Moderators' Note:- "Heard" Confirmed) Tawny Frogmouth: 1 sitting on nest near ross river and 4, (1 adult and 3 juv) on the other side of the park. (5).
Ed Pierce

Fri 8 Oct Red Knot Ross River mouth, Townsville
Rarely recorded around Townsville; at least four with partial breeding colour among large group of Great Knot (700 to 800 counted) on the southern bank of the Ross River mouth.
Niel Bruce

Mon 4 Oct Dollarbird, Barking Owl Townsville Town Common Conservation Park
Dollarbird: (4) number have built quickly. Barking Owl: family party, 3 juv birds. Not uncommon but a good breeding record, 3rd juv out of shot. the adults have been roosting in this tree for a few weeks.(5).
Ed Pierce

Sun 3 Oct Little Kingfisher top end of Davies Creek Rd, altitude 850mtrs asl, Lamb Range
A pair of Little Kingfishers were seen at 4pm at this high altitude site on Davies Ck beside the carpark at the very end of the road. This species is rare & very thinly distributed on the Atherton Tablelands at this altitude. I have had them here before at this very spot about 5 years ago, so it is likely that these are the same birds. Good to see both Little & Bower's Shrike-thrush at this site together today as well.
Martin Cachard with Nickolas Haas, Raja Stephensen & 3 others

Wed 29 Sep Great Crested Grebe Lake Barine
A mixed flock of 118 adults and immature present on the lake.
Heath Gaydon

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