Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 18 Jun 2012 01:31:06 +1000

Birdline North Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 17 Jun 2012.

Thu 14 Jun Pacific Baza Garbutt / West End (Suburbs of Townsville)
Seen in clear view on Power-line near Garbutt Shopping Centre IGA. Clearly marked bird, which appeared to be having a rest.
Gavyn Williams

Tue 12 Jun White-browed & Masked Woodswallows, Fan-tailed Cuckoo Undara Experience
Mixed group of White-browed & Masked Woodswallows, maybe 40+, have been here for a week or so....often heard, seldom sighted against the clear blue sky, just been hard to get them in the bino's for positive ID. 1 Fan-tailed Cuckoo around the buildings is the only sighting here for 3 years.
Chris Armstrong

Mon 11 Jun Pied Cormorant, Grey Goshawk, Sooty Oystercatcher, Australian Owlet-nightjar, Lemon-bellied Flycatch Townsville Town Common Conservation Park
All uncommon on the Towncommon Pied Cormorant (1) with little pied at freshwater hide Grey Goshawk (1) track to shelly beach Sooty Oystercatcher (2) flew along shelly beach heading towards bohle river mouth, low tide Australian Owlet-nightjar (1) same place as last sighting, track to shelly beach adjacent to Little Snaggy Creek Lemon-bellied Flycatcher (1) shelly beach track
Ed Pierce

Barking Owl Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge, Julatten, QLD
Two birds dueting at 2.00am in rainforest around Lodge buildings for about 20 minuets before moving away. This species has become progressively rarer over the last seven years in the area with 10 sightings in 2006, 2 in 2007, none in 2008 and 2009, 3 in 2010 and one in April 2011.
Keith & Lindsay Fisher

Cape Barron Goose Lake Tinaroo shore at Yungaburra Nth Qld
Unusual sighting and appears to be an escaped bird as it was very approachable and not over wary. Have contacted a number of sancturaries and no one appears to keep them. Would anyone know where it may have escaped from or is it really an unusual visitor.
Alan McPherson

Sun 10 Jun Australasian Shoveler Pentland
Australasian Shoveler pair seen at town end of dam, and also 11 June; also seen by Len & Chris Ezzy who very kindly supplied photo.
Niel Bruce

Fri 8 Jun Fernwren, White-browed Scrubwren Paluma Township and Environs 1' Cell
Fernwren calling along circuit track near creek. Call identified by Marleen Acton. Last seen by this observer at Paluma in1995. White-browed Scrubwren (1) Grandis forest: seen briefly in clearing
Alexandra Canton & Marleen Acton

Sun 3 Jun White-eared Monarch Magnetic Island
White-eared Monarch seen on a walk near Horseshoe Bay Lagoon
Anthony & Vicki Katon

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