Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 13 Dec 2010 01:30:25 +1000

Birdline North Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 12 Dec 2010.

Sun 12 Dec Black-naped Tern North Ward, Townsville
Single individual feeding out from Strand rock pool. A species not often seen close inshore.
Niel Bruce

Oriental Cuckoo Townsville Town Common Conservation Park
My 1st for the season, about 200m in from gate on right and also at elevated hide carpark. (2).
Ed Pierce

Fri 10 Dec Yellow-faced Honeyeater Tyto Wetlands
Yellow-faced Honeyeater in flowering Euodias along with Yellow HEs and Brown HEs on Friday. Species never listed in Tyto before. No more sightings yesterday or today.
Tony Ashton

Wed 8 Dec Superb Fruit-Dove Tyto Wetlands
Female Superb Fruit-Dove near lookout briefly this morning (bad pic). First listing for species in Tyto. Also, White-throated Nightjar beside creek track, Rarely seen in Tyto.
Tony Ashton

Mon 6 Dec Fork-tailed Swift Woree, cairns
Flock was preceding the storm coming out of the south at about 1640. The flock was ranging over a wide area from the Cairns Golf Course and west along Anderson Road Woree for about 20 minutes. Possibly one White-throated Needletail in the flock. The flock headed towards the dump.
Greg Bortolussi

Sun 5 Dec Square-tailed Kite Samphire Drive, South Townsville
Appeared low on ocean side of the mangroves, well lit by the morning sun, and then heading towards Castle Hill, circling up until out of sight .
Niel Bruce

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