Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 29 Apr 2013 01:31:25 +1000

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 28 Apr 2013.

Sun 28 Apr Freckled Duck, Pink-eared Duck Moggill Road Wetland, Moggill
Freckled Duck (3) Pink-eared Duck (1)
Rae Clark

Sun 28 Apr Australasian Shoveler, Yellow-billed Spoonbill Kedron Brook Wetlands
Australasian Shoveler (2) Yellow-billed Spoonbill (2)
Dezmond Wells

Sat 27 Apr Black-necked Stork, Brolga, Masked Lapwing Bishops Marsh
Black-necked Stork (1) Brolga (2) Masked Lapwing (88) unusually high number here
Dezmond Wells

Sat 27 Apr Black-tailed Native-Hen, Freckled Duck, Banded Lapwing Seven-Mile Lagoon and Banool Rd
Seven-Mile Lagoon had the previously reported large numbers of ducks including Freckled Ducks, Pink-ears, shovelers and quite a few Hoary-headed Grebes. The paddocks south of Banool Rd had many Banded Lapwings including several immature birds. Late last year were several birds with chicks, so it looks like they have got a few through to fledging. The small dam on the south of Banool Rd at the bottom of the dip had 9 Black-tailed Native-Hens running around the edge. There were many raptors around with Australian Hobby, Peregrine Falcon, White-bellied Sea-Eagle, Black Kite, Whistling Kite, Black-shouldered Kite and Nankeen Kestrel all seen while birding around the lagoon.
Nick Leseberg and Chris Sanderson

Arctic Jaeger Southport Pelagic
An unusually accommodating Arctic jaeger seen well off shore, was one of the highlights of yesterday's pelagic. The best of the rest were: Kermadec Petrel (1), Tahiti Petrel (2) and Sooty Shearwater (2).
Steve Murray and all on board Southport pelagic organised by Paul Walbridge.

White-faced Storm Petrel Southport Pelagic
Interesting sighting of two WF Storm Petrels on yesterday's pelagic. Unfortunately they remained just out of reach of the cameras on board. Hence, heavily cropped image.
Steve Murray and all on board Southport pelagic organised by Paul Walbridge.

Budgerigars Tannum Sands
7:00 am, birds heard in gum tree, within minutes flew down and perched on dead twigs in tree above my bird aviary. Birds were all green and small wild type with only two throat spots either side. By the time I had got my phone and walked down to take a photo they were scared off by a noisy miner. The three flew off in close formation. My daughter also saw these budgies. I have never seen the wild type budgie in this area before only an odd aviary escapee and I have been in this area for over 23years. Great to see.
Phillip Bosci

Budgerigars Bell.Qld
Sightings of groups of 100 to 150 birds have been seen, with many groups of 20 to 50 birds also seen and photographed in the Bell District.
Don & Bernice Seton

Fri 26 Apr Freckled Duck, Great-crested Grebe, Hoary-headed Grebe Lake Kurwongbah
Four Freckled Duck sighted, two on stumps across the water at Lakeside Park, on water same site about 15 Hoary-headed Grebe and two Freckled Duck swimming with 35 Great- Crested Grebe at the end of Connors Rd.
Dez Wells

Thu 25 Apr Red-necked Avocet, Gull-billed Tern Swamp on corner of Mulgowie and Blenheim Roads
1 Avocet seen from Mulgowie Road. 4 Gull-billed Terns quartering far side of swamp.
GavinO'Meara and Judith Hoyle

Freckled Duck, Spotted Harrier Pechey's Lagoon and Pechey's Number Two Lagoon
3 Freckled Duck midway down main Lagoon resting on opposite bank. Spotted Harrier flying directly overhead. Owlet Nightjar seen in hollow again. Two more Frecled Duck seen on lower swamp near turn off to Ropely school.
Gavin O'Meara, Judith Hoyle and Geoff Walker

Cape Barren Goose Lake Galletly, University Queensland, Lawes
Cape Barren Goose grazing and resting amongst large flock of Magpie Geese. Very surprised to see this vagrant and would have probably missed it but for a couple of young pHD students who told us about it it (Clair and ?) Photo at
Ross And Thea Monks

Freckled Duck, Black Kite Moggill Road Wetland, Moggill
Two more Freckled Duck for Brisbane, on the swamp on private land on the east side of the road - the ninth duck species for this little wetland. Also a Black Kite over - the fourteenth raptor for the site, and a Pink-eared Duck, two Nankeen Night Herons and three Comb-crested Jacanas. BTW, the official name for this wetland is the Moggill Pocket Swamp.
Rod Gardner

Hoary-headed Grebe, Nutmeg Mannikin Priors Pocket Road, Priors Pocket
The Hoary-headed Grebe was on the farm dam at the s-bend near the end of the road, with eight Australasian Little Grebes. Also ten Pink-eared Duck and four Red-kneed Dotterel. A flock of 12 Nutmeg Mannikin between the river and the lagoon to the west of the end of the road.
Rod Gardner

Freckled Duck Nathan Road Wetlands Reserve, Kippa Ring
At least 41 Freckled Duck present in several groups. Also present of interest were about 12 Pink-eared Duck and 2 Austalian Shoveler
Gavin Goodyear

Freckled Duck, Australasian Shoveler, Hoary-headed Grebe, Comb-crested Jacana Deagon Wetland & Third Lagoon Reserve
Yep, the duck reports keep coming. 1 Freckled Duck, 2 Shoveler, 3 Hoary-headed Grebes and 8 Jacana at 7 am this morning. 2/3rds of the way across, bring your scope, views from the viewing platform.
Ged Tranter and Rick Franks

Freckled Duck Kedron Brook Wetlands
Now 8+ birds present this morning. Not on main waterbody but on small flooded area of grassland adjacent to cycle path and Schultz Canal. Best viewed from cycle path near "5km to Nudgee Road" path marker. Birds were asleep in low branches of inundated trees - could have been more present as many trees holding roosting ducks obscured. Also on this small flood were c.15 Glossy Ibis, White-necked Heron, 7 Australian Shoveler, c.25 Pink-eared Duck, 3 Yellow-billed Spoonbill and a Comb-crested Jacana - unusual at this site. 2+ Hoary-headed Grebe on the main lagoon amongst the many Australian Grebes. Freckled Ducks and Pink-eared Ducks may move back onto main lagoon later, but as I arrived all ducks were flushed by a hunting White-bellied Sea-Eagle and many ducks, possibly including the Freckled, were displaced towards the cycle path.
Andy Jensen

Wed 24 Apr Freckled Duck Kedron Brook Walkway
Freckled Duck (6), Pink-eared Duck (20+), Australasian Shoveler (2), Hoary-headed Grebe (2) & Yellow-billed Spoonbill (2) still on main body of water this morning. Also Hobby hunting over grasslands.
Chris Attewell

Tue 23 Apr Freckled Duck, Hoary-headed Grebe Seven Mile Lagoon, Lockyer Waters
Freckled Ducks loafing along northern side of lagoon, seen at distance from several vantage points: in loose flocks (30-50) best seen when ducks flushed by raptors, also scattered individuals; around 100 tallied. Hoary-headed Grebes in four, dense feeding flocks (up to 100 birds) in mid lake; at least 270 in total.
Roger Jaensch

Red-rumped Parrot Lower Tenthill area
Several pairs around large trees and houses and on edge of road, near intersection of Tenthill Creek Road and Cross Road.
Roger Jaensch

Budgerigar Lower Tenthill area
Flocks of up to 8 birds, at four sites on Cross Road, Old Ropeley Road and Winwill Connection Road.
Roger Jaensch

Black Kite Bunya Rd, North Arm
At least a dozen birds circling over grassland and a grove of trees.
John Kooistra

Budgerigars at Bryden, west of Brisbane Bryden, West of Brissbane
A small flock of about 20 Budgerigars flew past me while I was watching a couple of Spotted Harriers hunting above the fields at the side of the main road towards Somerset Dam.
Marie Tarrant

Ground Cuckoo-Shrike RAAF Amberley
A Pair of Ground-cuckoo shrikes seen at 0845 this morning sorry for the poor quality photo, it was the best I could manage at the time as I was not expecting to find them
Chris Perry

Ground Cuckoo-Shrike RAAF Amberley
A Pair of Ground-cuckoo shrikes seen at 0845 this morning sorry for the poor quality photo, it was the bestI could manage at the time as I was not expecting to find them
Chris Perry

Ground Cuckoo-Shrike RAAF Amberley
A Pair of Ground-cuckoo shrikes seen at 0845 this morning sorry for the poor quality photo, it was the best I could manage at the time as I was not expecting to find them
Chris Perry

Mon 22 Apr Yellow-billed Spoonbill (2) Kedron Brook Wetlands
Normally quite scarce in Brisbane, but with the influx of inland birds at the moment, perhaps not surprising. Other good birds today: both species of Harrier, Australian Hobby, Shovelers (7) and Pink-eared Ducks (23).
Steve Murray

Freckled Duck (6) Kedron Brook Wetlands
Discovered by accident this morning as I went through some photos of mixed Ducks in the air. I noticed what I thought to be three Freckled Ducks. I returned in the afternoon and located six birds on the main lake.
Steve Murray

Sun 21 Apr Black Falcon, Turquoise Parrot Pechey's Lagoon, Lower Tenthill, s/w of Gatton
Black Falcon (2) One bird (incredibly long tail obvious as it flew in) perched atop dead tree towards southern end of pond, followed about five minutes later by another. Latter bird pushed off perch by brown falcon. Turquoise Parrot (1) Male bird flew parallel with Cross Road to north and directly over my head, giving off tinkling call as it did.
Michael Wood

Mon 1 Apr Zebra finch Jondaryan
Small flock, buzzing about the grassland adjacent to the Warrego hwy
Carla Archibald

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