Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 30 Jan 2012 01:30:36 +1000

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 29 Jan 2012.

Sun 29 Jan Buller's Shearwater Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island
A conservative estimate of 12+ past Point Lookout this morning, as a large feeding flock of Wedge-tailed Shearwaters, Sooty Terns, Common Noddies and other terns broke up to the north of the lookout and birds passed the headland heading south amongst Wedge-taileds. Earlier sightings in the watch considered to be same bird(s) doing a loop, but latterly in the watch none were seen to go north again as the feeding flock dispersed. Also a distant and brief cookilaria sp., female Lesser Frigatebird over the headland, two Arctic Jaeger and a few Hutton's/Fluttering Shearwaters. Three Wandering Tattler on the rocks below the viewpoint.
Andy Jensen

Spotted Harrier Maroochy River, Sunshine Coast
1 adult & 1 juvenile, also 6 Spotless Crakes
Greg Roberts

Fairy Gerygone Mudjimba, Sunshine Coast
4 birds in coastal vine scrub
Greg Roberts

Lewin's Rail Strong Rd, Dayboro
Possible pair calling in very wet grass near culvert (coords -27.208903, 152.838479) One bird seen to approach within 10m but didn't venture out of grass. (poor photo enclosed!)
Tom Tarrant

Sat 28 Jan Common Sandpiper Cleveland Passenger Ferry Terminal
1 Common Sand feeding on tiny crabs on the foreshore.
Rob Morris

Buller's Shearwater (2), Sooty Tern (c. 40) Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island
A few birds this morning: good views of 2 Buller's Shearwaters, c. 40 Sooty Terns (many flying overhead around the point), 15 Short-tailed, 1 Hutton's and c. 250 Wedge-tailed Shearwaters, 1-2 Arctic Jaegers.
Rob Morris and Colin Reid

Wed 25 Jan Gould's Petrel Manly Marina!!!
Found by visiting UK Birder M/P. Lee. Record passed to Rob Morris by Paul Walbridge.
M.P .Lee (via Paul Walbridge)

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