Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 10 Jun 2013 07:54:55 +1000

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 9 Jun 2013.

Sun 9 Jun Freckled Duck Priors Pocket Road, Priors Pocket
These birds may have come from Moggill Pocket Swamp, where they were absent this morning.
Rod Gardner

Sun 9 Jun Lesser Crested Tern Dunwich Bay Mudflats
2 birds seen near the ferry terminal
Stuart Pickering, Andy Jensen, Colin Reid and Rob Dougherty

White-headed Petrel, Kermadec Petrel Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island
Highlight of an excellent seawatch today were 2 White-headed Petrels, 1st bird seen flying north at 0920, the 2nd a lot closer and flying south at 1115. Also a dark phase Kermadec Petrel in fairly close at 1230, 2 Giant Petrels (1 a definite Northern), 3 Black-browed Albatross (all young birds), 14 Great-winged Petrels, an adult Brown Booby, 2 Prion Sp,70 Common Noddy, 100 Aus Gannets and a few Fluttering Shearwaters.
Stuart Pickering, Andy Jensen, Colin Reid and Rob Dougherty

Australian painted snipe Southern end of Murray Lagoon, Rockhampton Botanical Gardens
Thanks to the local reports last week in May and week just gone of 8 and 10 birds seen in area, attempt 2 this morning (no luck Tuesday 4 June) brought about a very surprising group of 21 birds. In marshy/grassy area they just kept emerging. Well aware of me at about 35m away but happy enough not to flush. 3 loose groups at same site would travel in rough single file when moving several metres. Group of 7 females together. Appeared to be mixed ages going by plumage.
Andrew McDougall

Sat 8 Jun Red-capped Robin Oxley Creek Common
Overcast but fine. Red-capped Robin (1) In vicinity of large eucalypt on creek side of track between the 2 cement culverts
Rae Clark, Judy Leitch and Paul Marty

Sat 8 Jun Freckled Duck, Wedge-tailed Eagle Minnippi
Great couple of hours here at lunchtime today. Highlight was a Freckled Duck seen near the Island and quite elusive at times. Bird had a dull red base to bill so a non breeding male.This is the 1st site record for here, also a Wedge-tailed Eagle flying over at 1340 is (according to Eremaea lists) a first for here too. Also had a Rufous Night Heron on the Island & Brahminy Kite and Topknots flying over
Stuart Pickering, Colin Reid and Rob Dougherty

Wedge-tailed Eagle Dan Stiller Reserve 1' Cell
Morning walk near the top lakes. Cool but quite humid, tracks in good condition. Wedge-tailed Eagle (1) immature flying from tree to tree being harassed by crows
Tim and Marg Roberts

Thu 6 Jun Square-tailed Kite Neurum (Stanton Road)
Gliding to the north, about 30 to 50 metres above lightly wooded farmland between ranges; mobbed by 7 Masked Lapwings.
Roger Jaensch

Spotted Harrier Kedron Wetlands Brisbane
Making a meal of a Magpie Lark
Kevin Ross

Tue 4 Jun Black-breasted Buzzard Pittsworth SEQ
Flying low over Woolworth shopping centre. This is our first sighting of a Buzzard In Pittsworth area in 40 years of keeping records. Also a Black Kite not often seen in our area.
John & Ruth Walter

Grey-crowned Babbler Lake Clarendon, Lockyer Valley
Group at regular entrance site. Another group at Seven Mile Lagoon and a further group in supermarket car park at Lowood
David Redhead

Spotted Harrier Forest Hill
Adult Male
David Redhead

Square-tailed Kite Kenmore South
In suburban area, flying around remnant clump of forest red gums, 1300 h.
Roger Jaensch

Square-tailed Kite Thornlands Rd, Thornlands
Adult bird soaring high overhead, less than 1km from the Bay. First one I've seen in this area.
George Chapman

Sun 2 Jun Marbled Frogmouth Booloumba Creek, Sunshine Coast Hinterland
2 birds being very vocal, highly unusual at this time of year
Greg Roberts

Sat 1 Jun Red-winged Parrot Stanthorpe township
2 birds flying low over main road in town (near Catholic Cathedral) with characteristic undulating flight. Not seen before in this area where we frequently visit family.
June Harris

Tue 28 May Turquoise Parrot Apsey Forest
PTBA undertook a survey over 3 days in this property 15km north of Inglewood which was purchased for a National park but which is not yet gazetted. First afternoon was overcast with occasional showers. The 29th was fine and clear as was the morning of the 30th. Bird numbers have not been included but special notes made include numbers of interest. Turquoise Parrot Approx 9 seen on 29th in an area with a flock of approx 100 budgerigars
Protect the Bush Alliance (2900)

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