Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 6 Aug 2012 01:30:45 +1000

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 5 Aug 2012.

Sun 5 Aug Rufous Night Heron Minnippi
2 birds seen on the lake Island, my 1st record here. Also 2 Little Lorikeets seen nearby, another scarce species here.
Stuart Pickering

Musk Lorikeet Anstead Bush Reserve
Two birds flew over, one calling. Also a Weebill on 4th August, first record at this site since 2007, and a Square-tailed Kite a little north from the reserve up Hawkesbury Road.
Rod Gardner

Sat 4 Aug Spotted Harrier Moggill Road, near the ferry
Near the swamp about one km from the Moggill Ferry along Moggill Road, an immature bird. This may well be the long-staying Prior's Pocket bird.
Rod Gardner

Providence Petrel Sunshine Coast Pelagic Trip
130 birds along with Hutton's Shearwater, Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Greg Roberts & 11 others

Wed 1 Aug Magpie Goose, Hardhead Hervey Bay. East Street Duck Pond
Magpie Goose (2) First time I have seen Magpie 'Geese at this location Hardhead (1) First time sighted at this location. 1 lone Hardhead
Judith Lattaway

Pheasant Coucal 26km S of Dajarra on Mt Isa/Boulia Road
Bird in non-breeding plumage sighted in Eucalypts along tree-lined dry watercourse.
Paul Newman

Mon 30 Jul Black Falcon Amberley
Single bird observed hawking over grass and diving at feeding Galahs. The bird operated in the area for over 30mins and provided great views. This species has been regularly observed in this area but this was the first occasion I have been able to trail the bird for such a length of time.
Brendan Cook

Sun 29 Jul Grey-headed Honeyeater Between Dynevor Downs and Bingara Stations, SW Qld
Have recorded this species at the same spot since March 1991. Approx 39 Kms East of Lake Bindegolly Causeway -28.11760, 144.60149
Tom Tarrant, John Reynolds

Pied Honeyeater Kilcowera Station, Hungerford SW Qld
With White-fronted and Black Honeyeaters on fresh Eremophila flowers
Tom Tarrant, John Reynolds

Lewin's Rail Minnippi
1 bird calling well on west side of lake near picnic tables
Stuart Pickering

Fri 27 Jul Black-eared Cuckoo Microwave Tower near Mulgaview Station
Have recorded this species at this location since 1989 Coords -27.96630, 148.23635 Approx 34 kms west of St George Note: if visiting this location please be aware of possible damage to photographic equipment due to the Microwave Tower emissions. Several years ago images taken on a digital-camera were corrupted, possibly by this technology.
Tom Tarrant, John Reynolds

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