Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 28 Jan 2013 01:31:22 +1000

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 27 Jan 2013.

Sun 27 Jan Bridled Tern Oyster Point, Scarborough
20+ Crested Tern sheltering from the weather on the grassed area adjacent to the car park. The Bridled Tern was on the retaining wall just below the level of the grassed area.
Peter Crane

Sooty Tern + other terns & Noddy sp. Stones Corner
3:40pm: Flock of 20+ terns, at least 15 of them Sooty, mixed with one other species (potentially Whiskered) and an all-dark bird (ID'd as noddy but exact species indeterminate due to distance) fighting the wind over Coorparoo/Langlands, seen from Stones Corner. One pair of Sooty Terns north of Stones Corner, in direction of The Gabba, also fighting the wind.
Russell Yong

Whiskered Tern, Sooty Tern Stones Corner
Two Whiskered Terns going with direction of the wind at 10:07am, over Stones Corner. Two Sooty-type Terns seen in the south over Greenslopes area at 2:30pm. Once or twice egrets and a couple of seabird-looking creatures get blown by at great pace but difficult to diagnose due to conditions and poor vantage.
Russell Yong

Common Noddy, Sooty Tern Manly Esplanade
At least 20 Common Noddys seen in the bay, some seen flying over the road and inland! Also a minimum of 30 Sooty terns.
Stuart Pickering, Colin Reid, Rob Dougherty

Sooty tern Camp Hill
At least 20 birds flying south over my house this morning in small groups
Stuart Pickering

Sooty Terns and possible Red-footed Booby Shorncliffe
Several Sooty Terns at the mouth of Cabbage Tree Creek fighting the winds. Also possible Red-footed Booby in mangroves opposite intersection of Friday St and Allpass parade. Bird has white head, neck and breast; dark over the wing and no obvious mask about the face.
Steve Murray

Sooty Terns Buckley's Hole Sandbar
4 Sooty Terns flying with Crested Terns at Sandbar. two seen at Bribie Island Bridge as well.
Dezmond Wells

Sooty Tern The Gap.Brisbane
3 moving South West 9.30 a.m
Davjd Redhead

Greater Frigatebird Griffin
At least one, probably two female Greater Frigatebird in a flock of 19 Frigatebirds (most seemed to be lesser) heading over house back out to Pine River into the strong wind and rain. Amazing house bird - clearly a massive displacement of seabirds in SEQ today! Also steady trickle of Sooty Tern pairs (adult and juvenile) heading back out towards sea throughout morning.
Andy Jensen

Lesser Frigatebird, Greater Frigatebird, Sooty Terns Cleveland ferry terminal
C20 Lesser Frigatebirds and at least 1 male Greater. Lots of Sooty Terns. Photo attached is a male Greater (bottom right) and female Lesser (top left).
Rob Morris

Frigatebird sp Dohles Rocks
Flock of eight entered Pine River over Houghton Bridge then headed off in direction of Hays Inlet. Too distant for specific ID. C.40 Sooty Terns in river between Dohles Rocks and Houghton Bridge.
Andy Jensen

Sooty Terns Griffin
Flocks of 20, 8 and 5 going inland over house so far this am in strong winds and rain. At least a few km inland from Pine River!! Adults and juveniles involved
Andy Jensen

Sat 26 Jan White-necked Petrel, Black-winged Petrel, Buller's Shearwater, Sooty Terns Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island
Totals from Colin Reid today 7am - 3pm 6 White-necked Petrels 2 Black-winged Petrels 4 Buller's Shearwaters 27 Sooty Terns
Colin Reid via Rob Morris

Sooty Tern Wynnum Foreshore
Adult and Juvenile seen and heard. Strong winds and rain.
Ben and Peter Harms

Eastern Yellow Wagtail Dowse Lagoon Sandgate
Bird still present in NW corner of lagoon this morning.
Stuart Pickering

Spotless Crake Minnippi
At least 6 birds around the lake this morning including a pair with 3 young. Also a few Latham's Snipe.
Stuart Pickering

Thu 24 Jan Spotted Harrier Fassifern
One adult bird hawking over paddock on the corner if Boonah-Fassifwrn Rd and cunningham Highway, Fassifern before Aratula
Kurtis Lindsay

Eastern Yellow Wagtail Dowse Lagoon Sandgate
Still in northwest corner of lagoon early am
Andy Jensen

Tue 22 Jan Eastern Yellow Wagtail Dowse Lagoon, Sandgate
Eastern Yellow Wagtail (1) Feeding on north western bank
Judy Leitch

Mon 21 Jan Eastern Yellow Wagtail Dowse Lagoon Sandgate
1 bird still present this morning. Looks like either a simillima or tschuschensis
Rob Morris, Andy Jenson, Steve Murray

Sun 20 Jan Eastern Yellow Wagtail Dowse Lagoon, Sandgate
Seen in north-west corner of lagoon. Usually near the roosting Little Black Cormorants and foraging on short grass or the exposed mud.
Ged Tranter, Rick Franks

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