Birdline Australia Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Australia Weekly Update
Date: 9 May 2011 01:30:16 +1000

Birdline Australia

Published sightings for the week ending 8 May 2011.

Sun 8 May White-fronted Honeyeater Minnippi Parklands, Brisbane, Queensland
A single White-fronted Honeyeater was observed this morning from 8.30 - (at least) 10.30 and finally at 17.00 tonight high in the canopy on the edge of the forest at the south end of the park, between Bulimba Ck and the forest trail entrance. Look for the metal box on the short pole numbered 269 beside the Gas pipeline sign and check out the canopy from there. It appeared to favour two or three tress at that point, but did move further into the forest at times. This bird was in company with Scarlet Honeyeaters and aggressively chased them from the canopy. Sightings were difficult but patience rewarded - it disappeared for up to an hour at a time, but returned to the same two or three trees. Photos have been taken but are proving difficult to publish currently. Observed by Rob Dougherty, Stuart Warren, Andy Jensen and Stuart Pickering. Most of us with previous experience of this species elsewhere. If more info is required will be happy to assist any interested parties - pls call 0412 522 962.
Rob Dougherty, Stuart Warren, Andy Jensen and Stuart Pickering

South Island Pied Oystercatcher Point Halloran , New South Wales
Just received a call from Paul Walbridge advising that there was a SIPO at Point Halloran this morning. Brian Russell found it two weeks ago but wasn't then entirely confident of the ID. They now have numerous photos. It was with 80 OZPO's of NSW and SE Qld origin. Apparently the waders assemble there on a rising tide but then move on if the tide height is greater than 1.8 m as it was this morning
Paul Walbridge per Mike Carter

Sat 7 May Osprey Giralang Pond (-35.214554° 149.088277°), Australian Capital Territory
Flying around the pond for about 20 minutes, then flew south. [Moderator's comment: If accepted by the COG rarities panel this will be the first record for the ACT. It was later seen by two other independent observers over Lake Ginnindera at 1600]
Duncan McCaskill

Wed 4 May Cape Barren Goose Castlemaine Sewerage Pond, Victoria
One individual sited today in the vicinity of the pondage. Image taken by Geoff Park yesterday (5 May).
Ian Higgins per Adrian Martins

Swift Parrot Royal Park, Parkville, Victoria
At least 8 Swift Parrots seen feeding in flowering Spotted Gum along tramlines, between Park St and Royal Park Station at around 8am this morning.
Nicole Spillane & Paul Jacobson

Sun 10 Apr Spotted Bowerbird North Rothbury, urban residence., New South Wales
Initial observations of Spotted Bowerbird(s) in residential backyard settings by Andrew Zoneff of North Rothbury. Subsequent inquiries (Dan Williams) reported a single bird visiting another residence during feeding of garden birds, including Satin Bowerbirds. Bird observed at this reported residence at 8:25, 8:45 and 9:12am. Level of dependence on handouts by residence could not be ascertained, but the bird displayed far more boldness in the presence of people than local Satin Bowerbirds.
Allan Richardson

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