Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 12 Aug 2013 06:50:43 +1000

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 11 Aug 2013.

Sun 11 Aug Latham's Snipe Shipper Drive, Coomera, QLD
One bird found late afternoon just on sunset.
Pauline Brennan

Freckled Duck Lake Galletly, University Queensland, Lawes
5 birds around the aeration filters, with one male Blue-billed Duck
Tom Tarrant and Karen Mustin

Barking Owl Schuster Park, Tallebudgera, Gold Coast
The pair still present and showing well this morning. This is a very scarce species in SEQ.
Rob Morris, Andy Jenson, Stuart Pickering

Sat 10 Aug Long-billed Corella Schuster Park, Tallebudgera, Gold Coast
Long-billed Corella Well out of range but seen and identified by 3 birders
Ross Monks (2128)

Sat 10 Aug Cottom Pygmy Goose Forest Lake
3 birds sighted late afternoon. Male, Female and a Juvenile.
Pauline Brennan

Australian Shoveler Moggill Road Wetland, Moggill
2 males today. Great variety of other wetland species inc. Glossy Ibis.
Rob Morris

Freckled Duck Priors Pocket Road, Priors Pocket (Dam)
4 Freckled Ducks today + c 10 Pink-eared Ducks.
Rob Morris

Rufous Songlark Priors Pocket Road, Priors Pocket
Single Rufous Songlark beside pond with Freckled Ducks, near farmhouses, about 4 pm; on ground near roadside fence and tree, pipits nearby; moved farther into paddock in short grazed grass and on bare ground.
Roger Jaensch

Barking Owl Schuster Park, Tallebudgera, Gold Coast
Still there this time I got a photo of both looking at me.
Jed Knight

Cotton Pygmy-Goose Dowse Lagoon, Sandgate
The usual pair sighted along the Southerden St. side of this lagoon
Vince Bugeja

Black Kite South Brisbane Softball fields, Carina (SSE of Minnippi Parklands)
c 25 seen circling in a thermal over playing fields.
Arthur & Sheryl Keates

Rose Robin Lake Galletly, University Queensland, Lawes
Unusual for this spot, woodland habitat very fragmented.
Tim Wunsch

Fri 9 Aug Black-tailed Native-hen Dohles Rocks
with Peter Boyd, Pauline Brennan. On private property on LHS of road after Osprey House in field beside colonial home. No public access. Roadside only. Photo by Pauline Brennan
Judy Leitch

Thu 8 Aug Chestnut breasted Mannikins Lagoon at end of Priors pocket Rd Moggill
Dozens of these birds feeding along the grasses beside the lagoon
Lloyd Bullock

White necked Heron Moggill Wetlands Moggill Rd.
One bird feeding all over the lagoon
Lloyd Bullock

Glossy Ibis Moggill Wetlands Moggill Rd.
One bird western side of lagoon
Lloyd Bullock

Comb Crested Jacana Moggill Wetlands Moggill Rd.
One Jacana feeding close to the edge of the lagoon
Lloyd Bullock

Plumed Whistling Duck Moggill Wetlands Moggill Rd.
One lone duck wandering and feeding close to shore
Lloyd Bullock

Blue-billed Duck, Freckled Duck Lake Galletly
2 male, 2 female Blue-billed with 3 Freckled and 50 Pink-eared Duck
Greg Roberts

Red-tailed Black Cockatoo Karrasch's Lagoon, Placid Hills
5 in roadside vegetation - a rare visitor to Lockyer Valley
Greg Roberts

Black-tailed Native-hen Karrasch's Dam, Placid Hills
1 bird on shore
Greg Roberts

Red-necked Avocet Seven-Mile Lagoon
200 on lagoon, also Hoary-headed Grebe (4)
Greg Roberts

Pink-eared Duck Atkinson Dam
3000 in huge flock for SEQ, also Cotton Pygmy-Goose (16) present
Greg Roberts

Freckled Duck Kilcoy,Winya Road
8 Freckled Ducks with 6 Pink-eared Duck & 10 Australasian Shoveler
Greg Roberts

Black Falcon Lake Clarendon, Lockyer Valley
2 birds sitting on nest. there are few breeding records of this species in SEQ
Greg Roberts

Wed 7 Aug Australasian Gannet Sandgate
One bird seen flying from north to south along the foreshore late in the afternoon.
Rick Franks

Pair of white-breasted woodswallows Bennets rd, Camp Hill
Seen them a couple of times while driving along this road recently.
Drew Morris

Tue 6 Aug Marsh Sandpiper, Lewin's Rail, Grass Owl Kedron Wetland
One Marsh Sandpiper seen along with many Red-kneed Dotterels at the wetland. Lewin's Rail was heard and the grass owl performed at dusk.
Nick Leseberg

Mon 5 Aug White-eared Monarch McLean Rd Maleny
Single adult male seen at home, first sighting here for 2 years

Sat 3 Aug Osprey Bundamba Wetlands
Pair of Osprey observed to catch and consume fish from Bundamba Wetlands lagoon
Peter Horler, Margaret Cameron, et al

Tue 30 Jul Red-capped Plover, Musk Duck, Blue-billed Duck Lake Bindegolly National Park
Wonderful experience. The water level in the lake was very low but there was thoused of water birds (over 10,000 Pink-eared ducks, 5000 Grey Teals and hundred of other birds. The biggest surprise - 254 (probably more Red-capped Plovers. In deeper water there were also a good number of Musk Ducks, Freckled Ducks and Blue-billed Ducks. As we were wondered along the trail we encountered: White-winged Fairywrens and Chirruping Wedgebills. We also found a small flock (20) Orange Chats and two Australian Pratincoles on the dry scrub near the lake. It took us nearly 6 hours to walk around the lake (10 km)
Ted Wnorowski

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