Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 2 May 2011 01:30:37 +1000

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 1 May 2011.

Sun 1 May Cotton Pygmy-goose Lake Clarendon, Lockyer Valley
5 Birds
Glen Pacey

Glossy Ibis, Straw-necked Ibis, Musk Duck, Pink-eared Duck Seven Mile Lagoon, Lockyer Waters

Glen Pacey

Fri 29 Apr Nutmeg Mannikin Fitzgibbon Bushland
Site off Telegraph Road, Bracken Ridge, 27 20 06 S, 153 01 49 E At least six Nutmegs in a mixed flock of 60+ Double Barred Finches and 30+ Chestnut Breasted Mannikins. In long grass along a drain on the edge of the old Fitzgibbon Dump Site. I have been surveying this site for past 11 years and this is my first record of Nutmegs in this area.
Ross Smith

Wed 27 Apr Rufous-crowned Emu-wren, Halls Babbler, Plum-headed finches Bladensburg NP
Some great sightings at Bladensburg over 2 days of birding. Rufous-crowned Emu-wren sighted along with Spinifexbird at usual Skull Hole site but found RCEW easier to track down opposite Logan Falls turn-off. Unfortunately no Striated Grasswrens despite concerted effort but did turn up a nice group of Hall's Babblers. 2-3 Plum-headed finches found amongst Zebra Finches along with Spinifex Pigeon at southern side of Top Crossing site with good birding down to Cragg's Grave site (despite feral cat being present), no Pictorella Finches however (nor at Logan's Falls). Also came across small dunnart (sp) on road at night and sighted small unidentified marsupial (bandicoot or potoroo size/ shape/ gait) at Bough Shed Hole campsite at night (without spotlight handy unfortunately). Nothing of similar size appears on any mammal list for the park I have seen - any ideas?
Carl Billingham

Tue 26 Apr Spotted Quail-thrush White Rock Spring Mountain Conservation Park
One male flew up from the side of the main track on the ascent to Spring Mountain and called from a perch. Other highlights included a group of 4 Painted Button-quail, Varied Sittella (race leucocephala) and a Peregrine Falcon seeing off a Wedge-tailed Eagle above Spring Mountain.
Todd Burrows

Yellow-billed Spoonbill Kedron Brook Wetlands
A single bird present this evening with a Royal Spoonbill on marsh below dead trees near Gateway motorway/Toombul Road junction. No sign of juvenile Spotted Harrier seen earlier in Easter weekend, though the weather was pretty poor.
Andy Jensen and Stuart Pickering

Mon 25 Apr Varied Triller Coombabah Lakeland Reserve, Southport
Pair near the end of Koala Track. Spangled Drongoes, Coucals and Scarlet Honeyeaters were numerous.
Joshua Bergmark

Sun 24 Apr Musk Duck 7 Mile Lagoon, Lockyer Valley
2 birds
Colin Reid, Rob Dougherty

Powerful Owl Jan Sked Reserve, Cashmere
8am. Adult being mobbed flew in and perched in plain sight for c10 before flying deeper into woods.
Chris Attewell

Wed 20 Apr 100+ Nankeen Night Herons Stanage Bay Road
What a sight!!!!!
Mal & Jan Ibbotson

Tue 5 Apr 15 Dark Phase Eastern Reef Egrets Shoalwater Bay
This is the most we have ever seen in one group, there were about Six White-faced Herons with them in the mangroves at high tide.
Mal & Jan Ibbotson

Tue 29 Mar 22 Sooty Oystercatchers (in one group) Shoalwater Bay
This is the most we have ever seen in one group
Mal & Jan Ibbotson

Sun 27 Mar 9 ( 4 x 2+1) Beach Stone-Curlews Shoalwater Bay
These birds were sighted at five different locations, over a two week period
Mal & Jan Ibbotson

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