Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 18 Mar 2013 01:31:15 +1000

Birdline North Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 17 Mar 2013.

Sat 16 Mar Pied Heron, Purple Swamphen, Latham's Snipe Townsville Town Common Conservation Park
sunny, warm, breeze after 8.30, species list OK but bird numbers generally low. Pied Heron (1) fly-past at elevated hide 7.00, heading towards RAAF Base Purple Swamphen (1) on and from (new) dam wall track Latham's Snipe (1) from (new) dam wall track. All uncommon here.
Ed Pierce

Thu 14 Mar Purple Swamphen Weipa, Grandma's Ck
A single bird flushed several times in mangroves as we ventured up the creek. Unusual habitat and unusual to see this species here, but one or two seem to turn up each wet season.
Ben Bright

Mon 11 Mar Red-backed Kingfisher Malanda Atherton Road
6.3 kilometres form Malanda by the rural numbering system. The bird has been using the wires opposite some Hoop Pines for at least a week now.
Alan Gillanders

Sat 9 Mar Orange Chat Lake Moondarra, Mount Isa
12 Orange Chats at Clearwater Lagoon before the dam proper.
Dick Jenkin and David Stuart

Carpentarian Grasswren Macnamara Road, Mount Isa
(Location about 60km NW of Mount Isa) 2x Carpentarian Grasswrens seen about 400 metres in on the east side of Macnamara Road about 6.5kms north of Barkly Highway Recorded in book at Cairn. Very little else about. Whilst some country burnt, some recent rains has the place looking fantastic.
Dick Jenkin and David Stuart

Fri 8 Mar Orange Chat Chinamans Dam, Cloncurry
6 Orange Chats seen on 8th March and then again on the 11th March.
Dick Jenkin and David Stuart

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