Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 10 Dec 2012 01:31:11 +1000

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 9 Dec 2012.

Sun 9 Dec Glossy Ibis Dowse Lagoon, Sandgate
14 in total in 2 groups feeding on the southern edge of the lagoon at 5.30 pm
Ged Tranter

Australian (Black-backed) Little Bittern Metroplex wetlands
I didn't see ithe immature this morning but others saw it around 6am (s of the bridge).
Rob Morris

Oriental Cuckoo Anstead Bush Reserve
First Oriental Cuckoo of the summer at the bush reserve this morning, about 300m along the track that leads west and uphill from the main car park.
Rod Gardner

Sat 8 Dec Three Male/Juvenile Painted Snipes and 1 Latham's snipe Tingalpa Reservoir
On the left on Broadwater Rd / Mt Cotton Rd (seems to have two names) Burbank, just before the bridge crosses the dam into Capalaba heading to the east. Only about 10m from very busy road. First observed early morning out in the open and later still visible amongst low growing plants and waterlilies. Latham's snipe very close to Painted Snipes. Black-winged stilts feeding in the same area also.
Kathy R. Clark

Australian Little Bittern Metroplex Wetlands
As reported on Eremaea lists. Immature
Steve Murray (via Rob Morris)

Asian Dowitcher Port of Brisbane Artificial Roost
As reported on Eremaea lists by Steve Murray (via Rob Morris)
Steve Murray (via Rob Morris)

Barred Cuckoo-shrike Samsonvale Cemetary
A Barred Cuckoo-shrike showing well in large fig tree. Seen later in another tree; probably same bird.
Rick Franks, Ged Tranter

Fri 7 Dec Black-tailed Native-hen Lake Clarendon district, near the State School
Single bird with dull-coloured soft parts and plumage, feeding in green meadow with short grass where a creek emerges from a broad grass-sedge swamp.
Roger Jaensch

Thu 6 Dec Little Grassbird, Red-kneed Dotterel Ewen Maddock Dam, Sunshine Coast
30 Little Grassbirds and 80 Red-kneed Dotterels - exceptional numbers of these species in south-east Queensland
Greg Roberts

Wed 5 Dec Asian Dowitcher Port of Brisbane Artificial Roost
Reported on Eremaea lists by Sandra Gallienne. 1 Red Knot and 1 Common Sandpiper also seen on the lagoon today.
Sandra Gallienne via Rob Morris

Australian Little Bittern Metroplex wetlands, Brisbane (Borthwick Ave, southside of wetlands)
The juvenile Australian Little Bittern at Metroplex Wetlands was still showing well on Wednesday around midday
Marie Tarrant

glossy ibis Billabong, Whittome Esp Murrumba Downs
Single bird in billabong only metres from new housing estate construction site
John Dennison

Tue 4 Dec Asian Dowitcher Port of Brisbane wader roost
Bird showing well at noon today, standing out on its own on easternmost island.
Jim Sneddon, Ian & Jill Brown

Asian Dowitcher Port of Brisbane Wader Roost
Island to far right of hide.
Ben and Peter Harms, Judith Hoyle and Peter O'Meara

Mon 3 Dec Brolga Griffin
Pair low over the house just before dusk, flying from top of Henry Road towards Freshwater Creek. Quite a garden tick!
Andy Jensen

Asian Dowitcher Port of Brisbane Artificial Roost
Single bird present again at the artificial roost this afternoon. The bird was resting, preening and feeding on one of the islands before moving to another when disturbed by a White-bellied Sea Eagle fly over.
Todd Burrows & others

Red-rumped Parrot Anstead Bush Reserve
A female seen across the river in Karalee. There don't appear to be a lot of records for this species in the Brisbane area (though they are further west and south-west) - perhaps they are just not reported? This was my first for the site in six years watching.
Rod Gardner

Sun 2 Dec Little Curlew Amberley Airfield
Little Curlew continues to forage across the open grassland of Amberley airfield. Note: long grass will limit viewing opportunities for those wishing to observed bird from the fence line.
Brendan Cook

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