Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 26 Nov 2012 01:30:46 +1000

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 25 Nov 2012.

Sun 25 Nov Musk Duck Wongi State Forest & Lake Lenthall
Musk Duck (2) Two males. Observed a close distance from a canoe on Lake Lenthall. Both dived when unauthorised vehicles drove along the bank of Lenthalls Dam.
Peter Tierney

Sun 25 Nov Black-breasted Button-quail Beechmont Rd, north of Canungra
A pair of Black-breasted Button-quail were seen feeding alongside Beechmont Rd, half way between Canungra and Beechmont. This was in an area directly opposite the exit to the Marian Valley Catholic Church. When I stopped, they moved off the road into Lantana thickets beside the road, where there was evidence of platelets. (Note. The fenceline here had a sign that read "Danger - Military Range Boundary. Laser hazard. Live bombs. No treespass." Obviously BBBQ are more hardy than we think.)
Tim Dolby

Pale-vented Bush-hen Canungra Creek
Two very vocal Pale-vented Bush-hen were seen along the Canungra Creek, south of Moriarty Park. They were moving around the creekline thickets immediately south of the encaged 'Leash Free Area for Dogs'. The area is accessed is via Coburg Rd, just north of the concrete causeway.
Tim Dolby

Lewin's Rail, Baillon's Crake, Spotless Crake, Pale-vented Bush-hen Cooroy sewage treatment works, Sunshine Coast
All four of these rails were seen this morning at Cooroy
Greg Roberts

Sat 24 Nov Spotted Harrier, Whiskered Terns, Ducks Lockyer Valley
Adult Spotted Harrier seen near Lester Road, over 150 Whiskered Terns & 50 White-necked Herons at Water Lane, Kentville. 4 Cotton Pygmy Geese & 10 Glossy Ibis at Lake Clarendon. 10 Banded Lapwings near 7 mile lagoon, Blue-billed Duck at Uni Lakes and 3 Hobbys at various locations. Very few waders around with water levels still high.
Stuart Pickering and Andy Jensen

Australian Painted Snipe Dowse Lagoon Sandgste
Male A. Painted Snipe today as well as 4 Latham's Snipe and up to 80 Whiskered Terns
Paul Walbridge (via RobMorris)

Wed 21 Nov Wandering Tattler Alexandra Heads
Single Wandering Tattler at Alexander Heads, on rocks in front of the Osprey Hotel.
Tim Dolby

Black-tailed Native-hen moranbah
single bird observed clearly from about 10m on wetland on private property south of moranbah
kelly matthews and justin watson

Tue 20 Nov Little Curlew Amberley Airfield
A Little Curlew has returned to the airfield in November for the second consecutive year. Bird was observed foraging along the southern end of the airfield before being flushed by a swooping kestrel.
Brendan Cook on behalf of Martin Ziviani

Black-tailed Native-hen Ewen Maddock Dam, Sunshine Coast
Very rare species in south-east Queensland
Greg Roberts

Mon 19 Nov Glossy Ibis Dowse Lagoon, Sandgate
12 Glossy Ibis and 30 Magpie Geese, unusually high numbers of both for here. 100 yds to the right of the hide.
Ged Tranter

Sun 18 Nov Red-backed Buttonquail near Gold's Scrub Lane /Mt Samson Rd Intersection
Female on main road near turn-off to Samsonvale Cemetery, seen well and photographed. (my first reasonable view on ground in 25 years, TT)
John Weigel, Tom Tarrant

Sat 17 Nov Channel Billed Cuckoos Brisbane Botanical gardens
2 CBC seen near the Alma St entrance to the gardens late afternoon being harassed by Wattlebirds. We were there about 2 hrs and seen them 3 times. Not heard calling at all.
Janice and Greg McKay

White-throated Needletail Bulimba Ck, Carindale
Around 8 am hundreds overhead before big storm front.
Sheryl Keates

Mon 5 Nov Grey Grasswren, Eastern Grass Owl, Tawny Grassbird, Yellow Chat Coopers Creek: floodplain east and/or south of Ballera Gas Centre, south-west Queensland.
Grey Grasswren (4 sites), Eastern Grass Owl (1 site), Tawny Grassbird (3 sites) and Yellow Chat (many sites, hundreds of birds) recorded during 4-6 Nov on dry floodplain with shallow gutters; in lignum shrub communities commonly with dense, knee- to waist-deep seasonal forbs, sedges and grasses. Details to be formally published in the near future. No public access to these sites but observers are encouraged to be alert for these and other uncommon species in the Channel Country following the recent cluster of wet years.
Lynn Pedler, Roger Jaensch, Graham Carpenter and Andrew Black.

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