Published sightings for the week ending 16 Jun 2013.
|Sun 16 Jun
||Australian Little Bittern
Sandy Camp Road Wetlands Reserve
Juvenile flushed from vegetation next to path approaching viewing platform from a northerly direction. Posed on branch in the lagoon then flew to northen edge of lagoon. Time seen approx. 10.30 am.
Linda Sulakatku and Rod Cox
|Sat 15 Jun
||Black-bellied Storm-Petrel, Providence Petrels 30+
A very quiet pelagic trip this June (especially compared to June 2012!). 1 Black-bellied Storm-Petrel, Providence Petrels 30+, good numbers of Wilson's Storm Petrel, c.10 Common Noddies and 2 Hutton's Shearwaters. Hopefully winter will arrive in July.
Rob Morris - and all on board the Souhport Pelagic organised by Paul Walbridge.
|Fri 14 Jun
||Freckled Duck, Australasian Shoveler, Pink-eared Duck
Dowse Lagoon, Sandgate
Sunny day with little cloud after a number of days of rain. The lagoon is full.
Freckled Ducks (2) On the end of the island opposite the birdhide on Brighton Road; Australasian Shoveler (1) and Pink-eared Ducks (21) still present as reported previously.
Julie Sarna (1190)
|Thu 13 Jun
Yandina Creek, Sunshine Coast
3 birds in flooded grassland
Clermont QLD Block
Brolga (50) on a roadside dam 73 km north of Clermont on the Gregory Development Road
|Wed 12 Jun
Kamarun Lookout, Lamington National Park Rd, Canungra
Conveniently located on a guide post, then relocated to a tree to allow video.
Between 7am & 9am a white-necked petrel landed in the factory where we (Garth Kelly & Lindsay Rankin) work. This factory is at Gailes on the corner of the Ipswich motorway & the Logan motorway. The morning was warm for June with heavy fog & no wind. The petrel landed on the ground, which is concrete, about 2 metres away from a shed doorway. It was sitting on the ground when it was found at 9:00am. It didn't appear to be injured & looked in good condition. We took the petrel to the wildlife hospital at the RSPCA at Wacol. Unfortunately it's condition deteriorated quickly & it was euthanaised on Friday night15/6/13.
|Tue 11 Jun
Minnippi Parklands, Tingalpa
1 bird still present - sleeping on the island.
Lake Galletly, University Queensland, Lawes
Freckled Duck (1) associating with pink-ears
|Mon 10 Jun
Dunwich Bay Mudflats
4 with good nos of Gull-billed and Caspian terns and 1 Crested tern.
||Northern Giant Petrel, Black-browed Albatross
Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island
2 imm Northern Giants in the morning and an immature Black-browed Albatross. All quite close in.
||Australian Painted Snipe
Murray Lagoon, Rockhampton Botanical Gardens
As a follow-up to yesterday’s report, I returned with a camera this time and saw 23 birds. The attached photo has at least 15 birds (one not visible in this shot, but seen in previous photo).
|Sun 9 Jun
||Australasian Shoveler, Hoary-headed Grebe
Buckley's Hole, Bribie Island
Overcast, showery. Water is deep and dabbling ducks are few and far between.
Australasian Shoveler (2) One close to bird hide, the other eastern side of lagoon
Hoary-headed Grebe (3) One adult and two juveniles swimming in front of bird hide. Easy to identify as there was an Australasian Grebe swimming close to them for comparison.
|Sun 9 Jun
||Pink-eared ducks and Freckled duck
Dowse Lagoon, Sandgate
8 Pink-eared ducks swimming in the open and easily viewed from the bird hide on Brighton Rd.
1 Freckled duck probably female visible near eastern part of the 'island' and viewed by walking to the south of the small carpark and birdhide on Brighton Rd.