Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 16 May 2011 01:30:49 +1000

Birdline North Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 15 May 2011.

Sun 15 May Wedge-tailed Eagle Little Mulgrave Valley, Gordonvale
One Wedge-tailed Eagle being mobbed by approx 150 Sulphur-crested Cockatoos. Unbelievable noise. No wonder we never see them here if this is the reception that they get.
Dominic Chaplin

Channel-billed Cuckoo Townsville Town Common Conservation Park
Channel-billed Cuckoo (2) In fig (growing from rock) on access track to dam wall (Pallarenda end of Towncommon). Another bird seen on the road to Pallerenda at about the turn for the main Town Common entrance.
Ed Pierce

Sat 14 May Victoria's Riflebird (Ptiloris victoriae) West End, Townsville (garden)
Another visit from presumably the same bird reported Friday 6th. 5pm feeding on ripe palm berries.
Ed Pierce

Fri 13 May Channel-Billed Cuckoo Gununa, Mornington Island
Seen at regular intervals; overwintering 2008-2011. Also reported in past years in winter at Lawn Hill and Pungalina in the NT.
Phil Venables

Wed 11 May Pallid Cuckoo Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge, Julatten, QLD
In adjacent Geraghty Park, uncommon and first sighting for the year.
Tom Goodyear per Keith Fisher

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