Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 21 Jan 2013 01:30:52 +1000

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 20 Jan 2013.

Sun 20 Jan Yellow Wagtail Dowse Lagoon, Sandgate
While doing a bird survey and scanning the shoreline with an HD scope two unusual birds were seen. On closer observation the yellow throat and white eyebrow became clear. One bird was pumping its tail. First bird flew off after being chased by dotterels. We got closer and took distant photos across the water of the second bird. The birds habit was to run for a couple of metres before pausing to forage. After a couple of minutes it, too, flew towards the eastern side.
Ged Trenter, Rick Franks

Sat 19 Jan Glossy Black Cockatoos x 3 Canungra Valley Vinyard-10km from Canungra SE Qld
3 crossing over head after sunset coming from Caunungra Ck after no doubt a big drink on a very hot arvo-not unusual end of the day sighting. They pulled up in the hillside opposite the front gate. Calling not heard due to Cicadas. 3 months since I've seen GBC’s around the area so good news
Duncan Fowler & David Ludcke

Red-tailed Tropicbird Southport Pelagic
1 adult today. The second Southport record! It faded into the background with all the other birds - but we had stunning views as it investigated the boat!
Rob Morris on the Southport Pelagic organised by Paul Walbridge

POLYNESIAN STORM-PETREL, New Zealand (type) Storm Petrel ++ Southport Pelagic
1 stunning light phase Polynesian Storm-Petrel today! If accepted it will be the first record off the mainland.Photos to follow. Also a New Zealand type Storm-Petrel (photo attached) which needs looking at. In addition: 1 Streaked Shearwater, 1 Red-tailed Tropicbird (2nd Southport Record), 1 Gould's Petrel, 10+ Kermadec Petrels, 90+ Tahiti Petrels, 30-40 Great-winged (Grey-faced) Petrels, 1 Black Noddy, 1 Wilson's Storm-Petrel, 20+ Sooty Terns, 1 fregatta storm-petrel still to be checked from Photos, + usual common species although no jaegers and no Flesh-footed Shearwaters! Full details to follow in Paul Walbridge's report on Birding-aus on Monday.
Rob Morris on the Southport Pelagic organised by Paul Walbridge

Polynesian Storm Petrel Southport Pelagic
One bird made brief pass. First record off Australian mainland. BARC submission to follow.
Steve Murray and all on board Southport pelagic organised by Paul Walbridge.

Thu 17 Jan Barred Cuckoo-shrikes, Regent Bowerbird, Rose-crowned Fruit-doves Forest Glen (Mons Rd area)
An early morning walk produced at least 6 Barred Cuckoo-shrikes, Regent Bowerbird (2f 1m), 6+ Rose-crowned Fruit-doves, Cicadabird (h), Green Catbird, 2 Varied Triller etc
Rob Morris & Andy Jenson

Wed 16 Jan Cotton pygmy goose, Comb-crested jacana Spring Lake, Springfield
Eastern Lake near pontoons - one of each; all the usual waterfowl (pacific black duck, wood duck, hardhead, dusky moorhen, purple swamphen, eurasian coot, white-faced heron). Some good flocks of Little lorikeets (15-20) in surrounding eucalypts.
Ian Colvin

Sun 13 Jan Beach Stone-curlew Beach west of Buckleys Hole

Peter Crane

Sat 12 Jan Red Backed Button Quail Oreillys Guesthouse Lamington NP, SEQLD
Another hapless RBBQ flew into a building at night attracted by the lights perhaps and recovered and released nearby. Encouraging to have several live sightings a year around here.
O'Reillys staff

Thu 10 Jan Little Bronze Cuckoo Eagleby "Wetlands", Beenleigh, SE Qld
Calling in the blazing midday sun
Duncan Fowler & Carmen Ludcke

Wed 9 Jan Nankeen Night Heron M1 & Fryar Rd Intersection Eagleby, SE Qld
Flew over the road (M1) after sunsett landing in a park edge with some dense trees, pretty unexpected allright
Duncan Fowler & Carmen Ludcke

Mon 7 Jan Common Blackbird Lockyer Creek, Gatton
Single bird, perched on fence on the banks of the Lockyer, mid-morning.
P Webster

Mon 31 Dec squatter pigeon drapers road
Drapers Road, Eatons Hill, Brisbane, a single squatter pigeon seen at 5pm, it displayed typical squatter behaviour of hiding in the ground until flushed. Good visual id however no photo. I have seen many in gladstone before and know what to look fore
chris perry

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