Published sightings for the week ending 17 Jul 2011.
|Sun 17 Jul
Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge, Julatten, QLD
Golden-backed form ( Race laetoir) foraging in Callistemon in the adjacent Geraghty Park. This is the 21st record since 2005 but the first since November 2009. Vagrant and uncommon in area.
|Sat 16 Jul
||Cotton Pygmy-goose, Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Toobanna 10' Cell
Cotton Pygmy-goose (8), Yellow-billed Spoonbill (2) are not often seen in this area or at Tyto Wetlands; also present was a large number of Nankeen Night Heron (more than 60), nearly all juveniles. Observations are where the Bruce Highway crosses Cattle Creek about 9 km south of Ingham.
White Mountains National Park
This is an extension of range according to the Atlas. These birds were in company with 9 other honeyeater species including White-plumed Honeyeater, which also an easterly extension of range in the Atlas, Grey-headed, Singing, Spiny-cheeked and Striped Honeyeaters.
Mount Louisa (Lavarack Street) - Suburb of Townsville
12:30 pm - Initially One Pied Currawong was heard calling in the residential vegetation across the street. It must have called in it mates, because 15 minutes later there was a small but loud party of about 6 to 8 in a flowering Eucalypt in our neighbour's back yard. Not often seen here on Townsville coastal lowlands. More commonly an upland forest resident occasionally venturing down here during the cooler months. We have recorded them only 3 times in the 18 years we've lived here. The Pied Currawongs are still calling their beautuful songs from across the street as we write... !
Len and Chris Ezzy
|Fri 15 Jul
A white bird has been seen regularly on the power lines in front of Mossman Agricultural for the past few months
|Thu 14 Jul
McDougall's Road - Julatten
Male and female in second Lagoon on right along road. This species has been declining in the area and it is uncommon to see them here now.
Corcoran Street, Currajong (Townsville)
A pair of Azure Kingfishers have been about my place over last few days and keep getting water from my pool and pond near by (maybe looking for a nest site?). I thought there was only one; but this morning have seen a pair together on the fence.
|Tue 12 Jul
Australian Bustard (1) Perhaps the same bird sighted there a few weeks ago?
|Mon 11 Jul
||Australian Painted Snipe
Carlyle Garden Retirement Village - in an open drain within the complex, this male was first seen early morning and later (10.30) photographed in the same place. Appears to be a single bird. First seen being chased by a pair of Black-fronted Dotterel. ID photo by Ivor Preston.