Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 1 Apr 2013 01:31:12 +1000

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 31 Mar 2013.

Sat 30 Mar Black-necked Stork Oxley Creek Common
Mostly overcast otherwise fine. Black-necked Stork (1) juv bird seen at Jabiru Swamp
Rae Clark

Sat 30 Mar Cotton Pygmy Goose Black Duck Hole, Murrumba Downs
Female from viewing platform at northern end of the northern pond. Access off Blackall Road
Andy Jensen

Fri 29 Mar Freckled Duck, Hoary-headed Grebe Karasch's Lagoon, near Gatton
Freckled Duck (1) Bird perched on submerged fence post a short distance off Old Toowoomba Road. Hoary-headed Grebe (5)
Michael Wood

Wed 27 Mar Freckled Ducks Lowe's Road Lagoon, Placid Hills (Gatton)
The pair of Freckled Ducks was still there today, despite the adjacent grass being slashed while I was there. Also one female Blue-billed Duck, which has now been at the site for over a year now.
Chris Wiley

Tue 26 Mar Beach Stone-Curlew Goat Island, Maroochydore
Pair on the island. Huge tern flock present including 500 White-winged and 1200 Common Terns.
Greg Roberts

Sun 24 Mar Varied Sitella Gatton Forest Reserve
Couple of birds seen at Edwards Rd entrance .
Russ Lamb

Banded Lapwing Banool Rd, Lockyer Waters
Two birds seen in large empty paddock.
Russ Lamb

Weebill Gatton Forest Reserve
Small numbers seen in two sites in Reserve
Russ Lamb

Little Lorikeet Gatton Forest Reserve
Small flocks of up to 6 birds flying o'head every 15 mins or so during an early morning 2.5 hour visit. Feeding flock of 20+ also seen at Pine Mountain Forest Reserve previous day.
Russ Lamb

Hoary-headed Grebe Karrasch's Dam, Placcid Hills (Gatton)
Single adult in breeding plumage with Australasian Grebes
Russ Lamb

Freckled Duck Lowe's Road Lagoon, Placcid Hills (Gatton)
Two birds quitely resting on lagoon edge in company with Plumed Whistling Duck
Russ Lamb

Sat 23 Mar Freckled Duck Coolmunda Dam
11 Freckled Ducks seen well from the (now locked up) informal camping area on the north side of the lake. Heavily cropped distant photo attached with 4 of them.
Mat Gilfedder and Thomas Campbell

Mon 18 Mar Black Kite Kobble Creek Road
At least 5 birds overhead near road intersection. Coords -27.236697,152.827891
Tom Tarrant, Mike Lewis

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