Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 22 Apr 2013 01:30:58 +1000

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 21 Apr 2013.

Sun 21 Apr Blue-billed Duck, Australian Hobby Seven Mile Lagoon, Lockyer Waters
One male seen from Jimba Rd at ~5pm, on the water to the right of the tall reed-lined pool. Also present were several Freckled Ducks (total 6 seen), Aust Shovelers and an Australian Hobby swooping and catching dragonflies.
Russell Yong, with D. Attard & T. Crispin

Freckled Duck, Diamond Dove, Black-tailed Native Hen, Black Falcon, Restless Flycatcher; Fuscous HEs Pechey's Lagoon, Lower Tenthill, s/w of Gatton; swamp on Laidley-Gatton Road;Karasch's Lagoon
Gull-billed Terns, Yellow-billed Spoonbill and lots of Australasian Shovelers on small lagoon on Laidley-Gatton Road. Six Freckled Duck still present on Pechey's Lagoon. Very surprised to see a lone Diamond Dove with two Peaceful Doves on roadside at the Lagoon. Owlet Nightjar sleeping in entrance to hollow. Black Falcon seen enroute to Lake Apex. 2 Black-tailed Native Hens on Karasch's Lagoon + Hoary-headed Grebe as per others. Fuscous Honeyeaters in Lockyer National Park. Full list pending.
Judith Hoyle and Deborah Metters

Spotted Harrier, Australasian Shoveler(2), Pink-eared Duck(4), White-necked Heron Kedron Brook Wetlands
All seen in ephemeral pond near the bikeway. No time to check the main lake today. Excellent conditions at the moment with a great influx of ducks and other waterbirds....well worth a closer look. White-necked Heron apparently not reported here previously on eremaea.
Steve Murray

Black Kite Stapylton Rubbish Tip
Visit at about 1520. Black Kite 100-200 circling over the tip! Looks like they've taken over SEQ.
Sandra Gallienne

Little Eagle, Whistling Kite and Spotted Harrier Oxley Creek Common
Eagle perched up surrounded by 50+ Torresian Crows, Whistler over the lakes, Harrier perched up in fields (6.30) near first gate and hunting over fields beyond lakes (9.00). White-necked Heron, Red-kneed and Black-fronted Dotterels and a single Sharp-tailed Sandpiper at the first lake.
Colin Reid & Rob Dougherty

Gull-billed Tern Currumbin Creek Estuary
3 Gull-billed Terns on sandbank this morning along with 7 Black-winged Stilts, 30+ Silver Gulls and 20 Crested Terns. All Grey-tailed Tattlers appear to have departed.
John and Beth Hall

Freckled Duck (5), Black-tailed Native-hen (1) Kilcoy Abbatoir Dams, Winya Road, Winya (Kilcoy)
Birds easily visible from roadside, BTNH was skulking as to be expected but good views were obtained. Freckled Ducks were initially at the northern end of the northern dam and foraged along the eastern edge. The Black-tailed Native-hen was located along the north-west corner of the same dam and later in the morning was observed in the north-east corner.
Gavin Goodyear

Powerful Owl Moggill Conservation Park
Calling at 4am at the north end of Hawkesbury Road
Rod Gardner

Sat 20 Apr Black Kite Camp Hill
4 Birds flew fairly low over my house at 9am, heading north
Stuart Pickering

Budgerigar, Sacred Kingfisher Goondiwindi Botanical Gardens
A cool morning with great numbers of birds (74 species in the botanic gardens area). Budgerigars, 200-300 (if not more) were the birds that could be heard anywhere in the area. Lots were feeding on the ground (grass seeds), lots were seen in large flocks flying around the gardens and tens of trees had tens-hundreds of Budgerigars perched in them. This is a wonderful observation considering not being in the outback. A Sacred Kingfisher was seen, a late visitor. A single Black-tailed Native-hen was seen running around the gardens. A list is provided in the list section #175962.
Curtis Hayne

Freckled Duck, Black-tailed Native-Hen Pechey's Lagoon, Lower Tenthill, s/w of Gatton
2 Freckled Ducks on lagoon, Native- Hen seen on far bank at 7.30. Also male Cotton Pygmy Goose and 5 Shoveler, 9 Duck species seen on this small lagoon!
Stuart Pickering

Freckled Duck 7 Mile Lagoon
At least 40 Freckled Ducks, probably a lot more, feeding among 100's of Pink-eared Ducks, Shovelers & Grey Teal.
Stuart Pickering

Freckled Duck, Australasian Shoveler, Hoary-headed Grebe Seven Mile Lagoon, Lockyer Waters
Around 2:30 in the afternoon... Other nice birds seen in the Lockyer valley yesterday were 3 or 4 Plum-headed Finch at Cross Rd / Lower Tenthill Rd intersection, near Pechey's Lagoon. They were drinking from a roadside puddle with 20-30 House Sparrows. A pair of Red-rumped Parrots were observed nesting in a hollow branch of a dead tree At Karasch's Lagoon, along with a single Freckled Duck. A single Glossy Ibis seen at the culvert near Lake Clarendon State School (where all the Snipes were in January). Lastly, 8 Banded Lapwings were seen in the paddock adjacent to Water's Road. Beautiful day out in the Lockyer.
Elliot Leach

Spotted Harrier Minnippi Parklands, Tingalpa
Adult overhead, car park near Bulimba Creek, heading north.
Colin Reid

Fri 19 Apr Freckled Duck Seven-Mile Lagoon, Lockyer Waters
At least 25 birds, some loafing, some feeding by up-ending; scattered among Pink-eared Ducks on NW side of lagoon near Jimba Road.
Roger & Sue-Ellen Jaensch

Mon 15 Apr Black-necked Stork Bishops Marsh
Single adult. Also the two regular Brolgas.
David Redhead

Black Kite Bruce Highway
Single Black kite over Bruce Highway close to North Lakes , another at Burpengary exit and another on the Toorbul road before the Donnybrook junction.
David Redhead

Sun 14 Apr Australian Spotted Crake, Grass Owl and others Longreach town common
Yesterday evening I spotted four Australian Spotted Crake in a channel still full of water some distance form the Thompson River. Also present in the surrounding area was pink-eared duck in the channel, Little Grass Bird and four Australian Bustard. A motorbike rider flushed a Grass Owl. sorry no photos.
Henry Cook

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