Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 5 Nov 2012 01:30:54 +1000

Birdline North Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 4 Nov 2012.

Sun 4 Nov Red-kneed Dotterel (2) Townsville Town Common Conservation Park
Birdlife Townsville's monthy Town Common (TC) walk/drive 04-11-2012. An adult and an immature Red-kneed Dotterel were seen at the 2nd Roadside Viewing Area. These birds only became visible after we had walked in about 70 metres to our left to 'Scope ID 8 x Pacific Golden Plovers on the far bank of the lagoon. When we turned to walk back to the vehicles, Cheryl spotted the 2 x Red-kneed Dotterels. The tall grassy banks kept these birds hidden from that roadside viewing area. Uncommonly seen on the TC. (Attached ID Photo by Len Ezzy) Other interesting birds for the outing included an immature Great Cormorant at the 2nd Roadside Viewing Area and a Little Eagle flying at the back of the freshwater lagoons between the Concrete hide and the Jacana Hide.
Cheryl Robertson (et al Birdlife Townsville)

Fri 2 Nov Laughing Gull Torres Strait
Laughing Gull (x2) seen central Torres Strait islands.
Justin Watson per Rob Morris and Tim Dolby

Mon 29 Oct Laughing Gull Central Torres Strait Islands
A single bird seen on small sand/coral cay with crested terns and silver gulls early morning. Distant standing and flying photographs taken. A second bird seen a few hours later on a separate island only briefly. Second bird heard calling but no photos. (Moderators Note:- unnamed sand/coral cay)
justin watson

Sat 27 Oct Great Bowerbird Smithfield High School Oval
not commonly seen Cairns and beaches - was carrying small twig in beak
Ian Cowan

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