Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 17 Jun 2013 10:53:23 +1000

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

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+ Southport Pelagic
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 Black-tailed Native-hen Yandina Creek, Sunshine Coast
3 birds in flooded grassland
Greg Roberts

Brolga Clermont QLD Block
Brolga (50) on a roadside dam 73 km north of Clermont on the Gregory Development Road
Ivor Preston

Wed 12 Jun sooty owl Kamarun Lookout, Lamington National Park Rd, Canungra
Conveniently located on a guide post, then relocated to a tree to allow video.
Duncan Fowler

White-necked Petrel Gailes
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.
Lindsay Rankin

Tue 11 Jun Freckled Duck Minnippi Parklands, Tingalpa
1 bird still present - sleeping on the island.
Rob Morris

Freckled Duck Lake Galletly, University Queensland, Lawes
Freckled Duck (1) associating with pink-ears
Tim Wunsch

Mon 10 Jun Lesser-crested terns Dunwich Bay Mudflats
4 with good nos of Gull-billed and Caspian terns and 1 Crested tern.
Rob Morris

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.
Rob Morris

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).
Andrew McDougall

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.
Jan Nargar

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.
Katherine Clark

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