Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 24 Dec 2012 01:31:22 +1000

Birdline North Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 23 Dec 2012.

Sun 23 Dec Eastern Grass Owl Tyto Wetlands
Same three (Eastern Grass Owls), Same time (4-5am), Same place (near owl platform), , , Hooray!
Tony Ashton

Sat 22 Dec Eastern Grass Owl Tyto Wetlands
Three Eastern Grass Owls seen in air together near owl platform between 4-5am today. Two seen near same place after 7.20pm. Good pic. Moderator's Note: - Eastern Grass Owls have not been reported on Tyto Wetlands for at least 5 years. A welcome sighting.
Tony Ashton

Fri 21 Dec Buff-rumped Thornbill Tumoulin, near Ravenshoe, OLD
about 7:30am, 3 were seen foraging alongside Kent Close, Tumoulin, in small she-oaks. I have not seen them here before.
Enoch Bultreys

Tue 18 Dec Bassian Thrush Paluma Dam Road near the Birthday Creek bridge and Falls parking area
Bassian Thrush. One of four seen singly feeding at road verges along this 2km stretch of Paluma Dam Road: This species has not been reported on Eremaea/Birdline NQ for this area until I listed it; otherwise meagre sightings.
Tony Ashton

Mon 17 Dec Eastern Yellow Wagtail Mungalla Station (Private Property)
Three Eastern Yellow Wagtails again seen near cattle and water this morning. Birds again very skittery but did get one very long-distance pic.
Tony Ashton

Sun 16 Dec Australasian Shoveler Alva Wetlands (Private Property)
Australasian Shoveler (1) A rare visitor to freshwater area in North Queensland. One female Australasian Shoveler found in the same area as the recently reported Eastern Yellow Wagtails. From about 1630hrs to 1715hrs this bird was feeding in the company of Pacific Black Ducks and fed mostly with its head submerged. It was on the far side of the lagoon about 70 metres distant from our roadside vantage point (telescope). ID Photo - Len Ezzy.
Len and Chris Ezzy, Janet robino, Karen Hunt

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