Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 3 Dec 2012 01:31:04 +1000

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 2 Dec 2012.

Sun 2 Dec Latham's Snipe Minnippi Park
Two individuals seen on Eastern bank at 17:15
Chris Martinez

Asian Dowitcher Port of Brisbane Artificial Roost
One bird (again) at the Port of Brisbane - on the island (in front of the hide next to the car park). V distant photo of the bird flying off at 3.30 to go back out to Morton Bay following high tide.
Rob Morris, Andy Jensen, Stuart Pickering, Colin Reid etc.

Sat 1 Dec Sooty Tern, Tahiti Petrel Sunshine Coast Pelagic
3 Sooty Terns, a single Tahiti Petrel and large number of Short-tailed Shearwaters
Greg Roberts& 12 others

Australian Little Bittern Metroplex Wetlands
1 imm showing well
Judy Leitch (via eremaea lists Rob Morris)

Fri 30 Nov Asian Dowitcher Port of Brisbane Roost
1 bird at the high tide roost with Godwits, great knot etc
Roy Sonnenberg (via Rob Morris)

Thu 29 Nov Pale-vented Bush-hen Buckley's Hole, Bribie Island
A pair showed very well today and yesterday, with a third bird seen distantly. Spotless Crake, Lewin's Rail and Buff-banded Rail also recorded
Greg Roberts

Wed 28 Nov Australian Painted Snipe Dowse Lagoon, Sandgate
Australian Painted Snipe (1) Male,still there, across on the opposite bank from the viewing platform on Southerden Street. Also Spotless Crake, Red-kneed Dotterel, Latham's Snipe (4) and Glossy Ibis (3).
Julie Sarna (1190)

Tue 27 Nov Beach Stone-curlew Dunwich
One observed at low tide on the mud flats to the left of the Gold Cats ferry terminal (near Little Ship Club / Cemetery).
Elliot Leach

Australian Little Bittern Metroplex Wetlands, Murarrie
1 juv seen (am) from Borthwick Av on south side of wetlands.
Sheryl & Arthur Keates

Musk Lorikeet Settlement Road, Keperra
Flock of 10 flew by calling this afternoon. Unusual in Brisbane during summer.
Chris Wiley

Australian Painted Snipe Dowse Lagoon Sandgate
Male Australian Painted Snipe this morning, also 6 Latham's Snipe, 80+ Whiskered Terns, 150 White-throated Needletails (swooping low and drinking), 1 Glossy Ibis etc.
Rob Morris

Mon 26 Nov Lewin's Rail, Pale-vented Bush-hen, Spotless and Baillon's Crakes. Minnippi Parklands (Wetland)
Excellent look at a Lewin's Rail this morning on a bank for 10 mins this morning, also a great look at a Pale-vented Bush-hen and Baillon's Crakes (2). Spotless Crake also showing. 2-3 Comb-crested Jacana.
Rob Morris

Sun 25 Nov Pink-eared Duck Kenmore
At least several birds, calling as they flew overhead around 11:30 pm.
Roger Jaensch

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