Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 7 Jan 2013 01:30:50 +1000

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 6 Jan 2013.

Fri 4 Jan Shining Flycatcher Pumicestone Passage
6 birds seen in Coochin Creek area
Greg Roberts

Thu 3 Jan Australian Spotted Crake Lake Galletly, University Queensland, Lawes
Still hanging around on the 'beach' of the southern shoreline if anyone needs it for their year list. Best viewed from the road and in the afternoon for the best light.
Steve Murray

Banded Lapwing Banool Road, Lockyer Valley
Banded Lapwing (37) Large numbers for this area. All counted in paddock adjacent to Waters Rd. Very likely several more out of my line of sight.
Steve Murray

Eungella Honeyeater Eungella NP
At least five early am near bottom of Chelmans Road approximately 400m up road from last house. Also another four at junction of Dalrymple Road and Snake Road.
Andy Jensen

Wed 2 Jan Oriental Cuckoo Anstead Bushland Reserve
Just the one this morning. Birds almost inaudible by 7am due to deafening cicadas!
Andrew Stafford

Tue 1 Jan Musk Lorikeet Gold Creek Reservoir
A pair seen well preening this morning. An odd summer record for Brisbane.
Chris Wiley

Spotless and Baillon's Crakes Minnippi
A few Spotless and Baillon's Crakes around the centre islands. Also 2 Wandering Whistling Ducks and a Red-kneed Dotterel
Stuart Pickering

Mon 31 Dec Square-tailed Kite Lake Samsonvale
1 bird along Postman's Track
Rob Morris

White-throated Needletail (>65) Brisbane Airport
White-throated Needletail (65) Hawking skies over airport. Could quite conceivably have been more (maybe close to 100 birds), as it was difficult to follow their progress once they disappeared over terminal roof and they may have doubled back.
Michael Wood

Cotton Pygmy-Goose Lockyer Valley
Seen at 4 sites - 2 places on Atkinson Dam; near Kilcoy; near Lake Clarendon
Greg Roberts & Chris Corben

Plum-headed Finch, Brown Songlark Jahnke's Lagoon
2 Plum-headed Finch, several Brown Songlark, 1 Rufous Songlark, several Black Kites
Greg Roberts & Chris Corben

Australian Painted-Snipe Seven Mile Lagoon
One male in small swamp along Haslingden Road behind Seven Mile Lagoon. One bird also at the Lake Clarendon school spot.
Greg Roberts & Chris Corben

Sun 30 Dec Australasian Shoveler, Hoary-headed Grebe, Red-necked Avocet Seven Mile Lagoon
10 Australasian Shovler, 12 Hoary-headed Grebes, 45 Red-necked Avocets, several hundred Glossy Ibis (extraordinary number for south-east Queensland)
Greg Roberts & Chris Corben

Black Falcon Lake Atkinson
1 bird seen well over Dam wall, mid afternoon
Stuart Pickering and Dave Mitford

White-winged Black Tern Lake Clarendon
1-2 birds among a small flock of Whiskered Terns
Stuart Pickering and Dave Mitford

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