Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 16 Jan 2012 01:30:35 +1000

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 15 Jan 2012.

Sun 15 Jan Oriental Cuckoo Anstead Bush Reserve
One at Anstead Bush Reserve this morning. Also by the river an Intermediate Egret in breeding plumage with bright red legs and a black bill (possibly very dark red - the light was pretty dull). I can find no references to IEs with black bills - and it wasn't a Little, nor an Eastern Great.
Rod Gardner

Sooty term South Stradbroke Island
juvenile bird observed patrolling the coast line around the sand pipe. Single animal seen on two occasions amoungst a large mixed flock of Crested and Little terns.
Brendan Cook

Sat 14 Jan Spotless Crake Strong Rd, Dayboro
Pair with one young (Coords -27.208954, 152.839425)
Tom Tarrant

Red-tailed Tropicbird Sunshine Coast Pelagic
Also seen were 1 Buller's Shearwater, 2 Hutton's Shearwater, 16 Tahiti Petrel
Greg Roberts & 11 other participants

Bridled Tern Sunshine Coast Pelagic
Also seen were 30 Sooty Terns, 2500 Common Terns & 100 White-winged Terns
Greg Roberts & 11 other participants

Fri 13 Jan Banded Lapwing Banool Road
Banded Lapwing (9) In Paddock on south side of road
Kate & Ray Kellman

Thu 12 Jan Plum-headed Finch Cement Mills
Plum-headed Finch (4) 4 birds perched on fence line east-side of road ca. 1km south of Gore. Wet rank grassy area
Kate & Ray Kellman

Wed 11 Jan Horsfield's Bushlark Cement Mills Road
Horsfield's Bushlark (3) 3 birds on perched on top fence line on east side or road. Brown form with streaking on breast, white edges to tail, fluttering flight with droopy tail.
Kate & Ray Kellman

Grey Goshawk Bundaberg
It was sitting on the roof of my bird cage in the backyard and then flew into a tree. Unfortunately appears to have an injury but was flying ok.
Cheryl Mickan

Sun 8 Jan Spotless Crake MInnippi Parklands
8:30am Sunday. Very distant views (from E side of lake) of single bird on the southern tip of the island. It then flew across and landed on the narrow low dike that almost separates the two parts of the lake. (severely cropped photo attached)
Mat Gilfedder

Fri 6 Jan Black Bittern Woodgate NP
Probably a pair, off the boardwalk in the paperbark swamp, close to the entrance along Acacia St. One bird seen well, the other poorly. Coords -25.11283, 152.56472
Harry and Eleanor Zawacki, Tom Tarrant

Semipalmated Plover Bundaberg
Found by Chris Barnes near Bundaberg on privately owned land. Since seen by Nev & Jann Capell, Bill & Jack Moorhead. 2 further expeditions on Fri afternoon and Saturday morning failed to find it.
Nev Capell

Thu 5 Jan Bush Hen Maroochy River
Two birds were seen in garden which is near forest and close to fields - both moved to near dam close by-had been heard calling days prior to sighting
Yvonne Sparks

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