Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 12 Nov 2012 01:30:57 +1000

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 11 Nov 2012.

Sun 11 Nov Painted Snipe, Crakes Sandy Camp Road Wetlands
Female bird showing well this morning in pool behind viewing area. Also 2-3 Spotless & 2 Baillon's Crakes and a Buff-banded Rail.
Stuart Pickering

Fri 9 Nov Red-necked Avocet Port of Brisbane Artificial Roost
More than 20 of these lovely birds were in the sheltered lagoon here around mid-day. Excellent viewing. Many other shorebirds & waders also were present.
Brian & Meg Johnson

Australian Painted Snipe Sandy Camp Road Wetlands
After spending nearly 2 hours (3-5pm) searching for the APS, another friendly birder eventually managed to find the female bird reported from here during this last week. It was still in the muddy pond behind the viewing-platform - on the road side and beautifully camouflaged behind the large stump & roots. The diagnostic white "collar" proved to be what caught the eye for finding it.
Brian & Meg Johnson

Spotless and Ballions Crake, Red-kneed Dotterel, Avocet and Marsh Sandpiper Eagleby Wetland
Crakes displaying well at 0700 but retreated as the morning warmed. Three Avocets actively feeding in the large pond. Red-knees on the bank mixed with Black-fronted Dotterels, single Marsh Sand also present.
Brendan Cook

Thu 8 Nov Royal Spoonbill, Red-kneed Dotterel, Latham's Snipe Moggill Road Wetland, Moggill
Royal Spoonbill Red-kneed Dotterel Latham's Snipe
Jane Turnbull

A single bird perched on wires at the eastern side of the school grounds, seen just minutes after sighting the spotted harrier reported earlier. Very surprised since neither species have been observed since our move here 2.5 years ago and not expected here either .I heard a call some days before that I attributed to this species, but then did not register in the absence of a sighting. Today a neighbour Mrs Jane Whitehorn reported a single 'large unusual kingfisher' seen around her property for some days past. Perhaps the prolonged dry spell in southern and central Queensland has generated some unusual movements.

One adult bird observed flying low over bare paddocks to the north of Fairhill Botanic Gardens and Nursery. Unexpected visitor brought in by the three month dry spell?

Australian (Black-backed) Little Bittern Ewen Maddock Dam, Sunshine Coast
1 in reed beds
Greg Roberts

Spotless Crake, Baillon's Crake Ewen Maddock Dam, Sunshine Coast
1 of each crake
Greg Roberts

Black-necked Stork Ewen Maddock Dam, Sunshine Coast
1 female
Greg Roberts

Australian Painted Snipe Sandy Camp Road Wetlands
Single bird wading in the muddy pond behind the viewing platform.
Peter Harms

Mon 5 Nov Australian Painted Snipe Sandy Camp Road wetland
One bird still present in same area behind viewing platform. Remained still during the 45 minutes I viewed it this afternoon.
Todd Burrows

Sat 3 Nov Russet Tailed Thrush, Alberts Lyrebirds, Noisy Pitta, Topknot Pigeons Lamington N.P
Alberts Track was hard going but and a long walk but worth it to see Russet Tailed Thrush. Box Track produced to Albert's Lyrebirds (middle of the day) Noisy pitta seen at the start of Border track just opposite O'Reilly's lodge reception and early morning 5.15 there was 7 Top Knot pidgeons roosting in tall conifers at the entrance to the campground. Heaps of regent and Satin Bower birds at the lodge also.
Greg and Janice McKay

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