Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 31 Dec 2012 01:31:22 +1000

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 30 Dec 2012.

Sun 30 Dec Australian Spotted Crake Lake Galletly
The crake was still present this afternoon (a bit distant). Also a nice male Blue-billed Duck and 2 Little Grasbirds.
Rob Morris

Australian Painted Snipe Lake Clarendon
At least 6 birds this evening in the paddock near the canal (but not near the water due to cattle disturbance). 2 females and others male / imm.
Rob Morris

Australian Painted Snipe Atkinson's Dam Inlet canal
4 birds this afternoon. 1 female the other 3 male / imm
Rob Morris

Sat 29 Dec Asian Dowitcher Port of Brisbane
Bird still present at high tide roost today
Stuart Pickering, Dave Mitford, Colin Reid, Stuart Warren, Rob Doughtery

Fork-tailed Swift Carindale
3-4 birds seen among small flock of White-throated Needletails over Old Cleveland Road. Lots of Needletails seen later over my house in Camp Hill
Stuart Pickering and Dave Mitford

Blue-billed Duck Kelly's Swamp (Kelly Road, Lockyer Valley)
At least a dozen - a high count in SEQ. Telescope required for accurate count. Rounding off this set of reports from the Lockyer today, the Australian Crake is still showing well at Lake Galletly, which this morning was also hosting 500+ Magpie Geese
Andrew Stafford

Stubble Quail Banool Road, Seven Mile Lagoon
2 flushed by roadside. Many Banded Lapwings still present
Andrew Stafford

White-winged Black Tern Atkinson's Dam
2 birds among Whiskered Terns seen from near dam wall on Boyce's Rd
Andrew Stafford

Australian Painted Snipe Lake Clarendon
5 roosting in culvert on Lake Clarendon Way at midday until flushed into paddock by herd of cows coming to drink!
Andrew Stafford

Australasian Hobby Strong Road, Dayboro
Single bird observed in dead tree behind creek line just before bridge over creek. Have seen a pair of Hobbies on this road previously, also perched in large dead trees.
Andrew Sutherland

Fri 28 Dec Black-breasted Button-quail, White-eared Monarch Inskip Point
2 (possibly 3) females and 2 males seen adjacent to the walking trail that runs to the end of the point. White-eared Monarch also in the area.
Todd Burrows

Thu 27 Dec Black-necked Stork Swamp near Warrill. 27 50 13 x 152 36 57. Cunningham H'way
2 Adults plus one young brown bird. Highway to Warwick.
June Harris

Black-necked Stork Lake Samsonvale
Nice to see a Black-necked Stork (male) at the lake this morning. Also 3+ King Quail and 4+ Red-backed Button-quail again but none walking around in the open today!
Rob Morris

Wed 26 Dec Oriental Cuckoo Anstead Bushland Reserve
Oriental Cuckoo (at least 3) Seen in similar locations to previous sitings.
Rebecca Ryan

Wed 26 Dec Australian Painted-snipe Lake Clarendon School
Just to confirm Chris Wiley's Xmas Eve sighting, six birds present on Boxing-Day near culvert.
Tom & Marie Tarrant

Australian (Spotted) Crake Lake Galletly
Still present on Boxing-Day (Rufous Songlark, Little Grassbird and Rufous Night-Heron recorded too)
Tom & Marie Tarrant

Plum-headed Finch, Australasian Bushlark, Brown Songlark Jahnke's Lagoon
Pair of PHFI near intersection of Lake Clarendon and Gatton-Esk Rds (coords -27.538259, 152.323671) BRSL and SIBL singing in surrounding paddocks.
Tom & Marie Tarrant

Mon 24 Dec Beach Thick-knee Cylinder Beach, North Stradbroke Island
Unusual to see a bird this afternoon on this very busy beach. The first I've seen in the Point Lookout area for a while.
Nick Leseberg

Australian Painted Snipe Lake Clarendon
At the risk of boring everyone with painted snipe observations, there was a group of seven today roosting in the drainage channel flowing under Green Swamp Rd near the Lake Clarendon school. This gave me a total of 10 in one day!
Chris Wiley

Australian Painted Snipe Lake Atkinson
This morning, there were three painted snipe (one female + two 'males') foraging in the channel flowing into/out of Lake Atkinson at -27.414, 152.428.
Chris Wiley

Black-tailed Native-hen, Australian Little Bittern, Spotless Crake, Black-necked Stork Ewen Maddock Dam, Sunshine Coast
1 Black-tailed Native-hen in same spot where I found it 6 weeks ago; 1 Australian Little Bittern, 2 Spotless Crake, 1 Black-necked Stork found dead, apparently shot
Greg Roberts

King Quail, Red-backed Button-quail, Lewin's Rail, Baillon's Crake, Spotless Crake Lake Samsonvale
6 King Quail (inc a male and female in the open on the track - photo is a male with an insert of a female), 1 female Red-backed Button-quail, (h) Lewin's Rail, 2 Baillon's Crake, 2 Spotless Crake And Liitle Grassbird
Rob Morris

Sun 23 Dec Asiatic Dowitcher Port of Brisbane Wader Roost
The Asiatic Dowitcher was still present at the roost, feeding in front of the bird hide adjacent to the car park
Andrew Sutherland

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