Anstead Bushland Reserve - SW Brisbane - 24 May

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Subject: Anstead Bushland Reserve - SW Brisbane - 24 May
From: Nick Leseberg <>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2011 04:18:55 +0000
Hello Birders,

A few notes from a couple of hours I spent at Anstead Bushland Reserve in SW 
Brisbane yesterday morning.

Perhaps the most common bird in the reserve at the moment is Scarlet 
Honeyeater, seemingly in response to the flowering Spotted Gums. The musical 
calls of the males and the contact calls from males, females and young birds 
can be heard all over the place. There are also quite a few Little Lorikeets 
around, along with many Scaly-breasted and a few Rainbow Lorikeets.

There was a group of 21 Apostlebirds seen in the SW corner of the reserve, the 
largest group I have seen in the area. Other interesting sightings included the 
usual Speckled Warblers, and a covey of Brown Quail which were continuously 
leaping vertically into the air apparently grabbing insects from a couple of 
feet above the ground.

Other sightings from around the area include a pair of Pacific Bazas calling as 
they flew over on Monday, and a pair of Bush Stone-Curlews that have 
succesfully raised two youngsters along Sugars Rd.

Regards and good birding!

Nick Leseberg

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