Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 19 Nov 2012 01:30:55 +1000

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 18 Nov 2012.

Sat 17 Nov Australian Painted Snipe Greenwood Lakes, Forestdale
Drying lake in Oxley Creek system, Edwards Park, at Paradise Road and Forestdale Drive roundabout, 5:30 pm. Two males in front of viewing tower and boardwalk, standing under arched log on mud with some stranded marshwort/snowflake Nymphoides sp.?
Roger Jaensch

Barred Cuckoo-shrike, Little Bronze-Cuckoo, Musk Lorikeet, Pale-vented Bush-hen, White-necked Heron Gold Creek Reservoir, Upper Brookfield
Interesting mix of birds along southern side of reservoir in eucalypt forest with closed forest elements.
Roger Jaensch

Red-footed Booby, 70+ Tahiti Petrels, 2 Sooty Terns Southport Pelagic
The highlights of today's trip - a single Red-footed Booby (intermediate phase), record nos of Tahiti Petrels for November and 2 Sooty Terns. Also a strong passage of Short-tailed Shearwaters heading south.
Rob Morris on the Southport Pelagic organised by Paul Walbridge

Glossy Ibis, Red-kneed Dotterel, Black-fronted Dotterel, Latham's Snipe Dowse Lagoon, Sandgate
2 Glossy Ibis on the exposed bank 100 yds to the right of the hide plus 1 Red-kneed Dotterel, 6 Black-fronted Dotterel and 6 Latham's Snipe - 5 feeding together in the southern corner.
Ged Tranter

Satin Flycatcher Rush Creek Road, Dayboro SE Qld
Male heard calling at first, then seen well in pine-trees near chain-gate (tail-quivering) Dark upperparts with 'purple' tinge. (coords -27.21633, 152.87278)
Tom & Marie Tarrant

Thu 15 Nov Marbled Frogmouth Little Yabba Creek, Sunshine Coast hinterland
A pair at a new site
Greg Roberts

Tue 13 Nov Australian Painted Snipe Ewen Maddock Dam
Southern end of Ewen Maddock, Dam, two painted Snipe also two Latham's Snipe about 11am Tuesday
Peter and Glenys Cross

Mon 12 Nov Baillons's Crake, Spotless Crake, Pale-vented Bush-hen Cooroy sewage treatment works, Sunshine Coast
2 Baillon's Crake, 3 Spotless Crake (others heard), 1 Bush-hen all seen well. Also Spotted Harrier at Yandina.
Greg Roberts

Sun 11 Nov Australian 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

Sat 10 Nov Spotted Quail Thrush Mt Barney NP
A pair seen in a gully towards the lower section of the SE ridge. A restless flycatcher also seen on peasants trail. I have noticed quite a few pairs of spotted quail thrush around Mt Barney, particularly in the lower portals.
Matthew Varghese

Fri 9 Nov Hall's Babbler outskirts of Charleville
South-east side of Charleville, on highway to Cunnamulla, 3.0 km south of turnoff to Bollon, 300 m west of the road. Group in mixed woodland dominated by mulga, with sparse grass underneath.
Roger Jaensch

Wed 7 Nov Blue-billed Duck Lake Bindegolly, south-west Queensland
Two coloured males and a plain bird on narrow arm of lake about 1.5 km WNW of highway bridge. Lake water not salty to taste.
Roger Jaensch

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?

Sat 3 Nov Plum-headed Finch Wilson River, near Noccundra Hotel
At least 20, with larger numbers of Zebra Finch; in wooded watercourse with lignum; Paspalidium jubiflorum the dominant tall grass; pools of water in channels.
Roger Jaensch

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