Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 11 Apr 2011 01:30:31 +1000

Birdline North Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 10 Apr 2011.

Sun 10 Apr Oriental Cuckoo, Yellow Oriole Bohle Wetlands Revegetaion Site
Oriental Cuckoo: First sighting for us at this established bird survey site (6 years) (1). Yellow Oriole: Not calling. Feeding in paperbarks. First sighting for us at this established regular bird survey site. ID photo attached (2).
Len & Chris Ezzy

Sat 9 Apr Straw-necked Ibis Townsville Town Common Conservation Park
First for many months (18). On golf course and in trees around golf course.
Ed Pierce

Wed 6 Apr Rufous Fantail Kirwan
Seen at first light in our suburban Townsville garden. Single bird. It was finally seen off by a Brown Honeyeater. First here in 10 years.
Karen Doyle & Ivor Preston

Tue 5 Apr Common Sandpiper, Rufous Fantail Townsville 10' Cell
Common Sandpiper: flew low across channel behind Seagulls (Rowes Bay) 05/04. Rufous Fantail: heard in suburban garden 05/04, also heard at Town Common entrance 05/04; 3 seen flitting near ground around Banyan fig trees at perimeter of the Dean St carpark 06/04, many others heard. Rufous Fantails migrate through Townsville each year at the end of the wet season but this is the largest group I have seen in one area.
Alexandra Canton

Fri 1 Apr Squatter Pigeon Tinaroo
Heard a Pigeon-like "cooing"; spotted a Squatter Pigeon (Nth. Qld. Morph) in the neighbour's yard, and could hear another one close by. Never seen these birds here in the past 25 years. The bird appeared to be eating something in the blue couch lawn. Note same species recently seen at Kuranda (Gary Wilson)
Sandi Oswald per Ivor Preston

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