Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 19 Aug 2013 06:38:43 +1000

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 18 Aug 2013.

Sun 18 Aug Regent Honeyeater Bundamba suburbia
One bird seen again. Feeding in blossoming shrubs. Photographs taken. Moderators Note: Bird is on private property and owner requests that privacy be respected. Thank you
Deborah Metters and Judith Hoyle

Sat 17 Aug White-eared Monarch Stanley River Park, Peachester.
Warm, some cloud. One platypus seen well several times when it floated on the river surface. White-eared Monarch (1)
Sarah Beavis

Sat 17 Aug Black Falcon Griffin
Bird circling high over garden briefly in afternoon before heading off west. Big all dark falcon, heavily built - even local magpies decided it would be best to leave this raptor alone! Assume the same bird that Nikolas and Raja had at Kedron Brook wetlands during the week. Apologies for image quality - into the sun and bird distant by time I got the camera out...
Andy Jensen

White Laughing Kookaburra Mt Gravatt East-Salvin Creek
I saw the White Laughing Kookaburra by the creek near Salvin Park in Mt Gravatt East. I have never seen one before and at first thought it must have been an albino kookaburra but it has black eyes not pink eyes. It sat on a branch near where I was sitting for about ten minutes. When I went to move closer to it it flew away. It was big and looked very healthy, which is great as they often encounter problems surviving in the wild. It was great to see and I hope I see one again!
Brooke Wheeler

Kermadec Petrel, Black-bellied Storm-Petrel, Tahiti Petrel, Brown Booby Southport Pelagic
A good mixture of species yesterday including 2 showy Kermadec Petrels, at least 2 Black-bellied Storm-Petrels, an early Tahiti Petrel, 1 adult Brown Booby, 1 imm Black-browed Albatross, 50+ Providence Petrels, good numbers of returning Wedge-tailed Shearwaters, a few Hutton's and a Fluttering Shearwater, a few Wilson's Storm-Petrels.
Rob Morris - and all on board the Souhport Pelagic organised by Paul Walbridge.

Glossy Black Cockatoos, Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoos Beechmont rd, Canungra Qld
5 Glossies opposite Alloah rd Turnoff was nice, there for over an hour, Yellow Tail BCs in various places locally over last few weeks.
Duncan Fowler

Fri 16 Aug Rufous Fantails, Spotted Quail Thrush Lamington National Park
fantails in a couple places today at Lukes Farm and Border track. About a week earlier than past few years up here. Also Spotted Quail Thrush still hanging on in Northwest section of the park
Duncan Fowler

Barking Owl Schuster Park, Tallebudgera, Gold Coast
Still there saw 2 of them still near the yellow chair.
Jed Knight

Thu 15 Aug White-eared Monarch Samsonvale cemetery and surrounds
White-eared Monarch (2) Pair found along creek line west of cemetery.
Steve Murray

Thu 15 Aug Spotted Harrier Brisbane Airport
Seen from aircraft window quatering grassland between the runways at about 4 pm. Seemed to be unperturbed by landing aircraft.
Mark Stanley

Wed 14 Aug Pacific Heron, Glossy Ibis, Black Kite, Marsh Sandpiper, Black Falcon Kedron Brook Wetlands
11:45am-1:30pm; Pacific Heron (1); Glossy Ibis (10); Black Kite (85; three kettles of 55, 9 and 21; migrating north); Marsh Sandpiper (2); Black Falcon (1; powerful jizz; broad inner wings (arms) with parallel leading and trailing edge; pointed outer wings (hands) with no visible fingers; active flight 'peregrine-like' (as opposed to 'hawk-like' for Brown Falcon); gliding & soaring with arched wings, wing tips below body level (no dihedral); long tail, squarish when folded; very uniform overall colour (no double teardrop seen, no barring seen in wing and tail))
Nikolas Haass & Raja Stephenson

Wandering Whistling-Duck, Cotton Pygmy-Goose Dowse Lagoon, Sandgate
8:30-11:00am; Wandering Whistling-Duck (1), Cotton Pygmy-Goose (2) M & F.
Nikolas Haass & Raja Stephenson

White-eared Monarch Ron Thomason Park
Two birds sighted in the trees along the creek, both appeared to be juveniles
Jack Whiting

Tue 13 Aug White-eared Monarch D'Aguilar National Park (Enoggera Reservoir)
White-eared Monarch (2) Pair located at the furthest point of the Araucaria loop trail. Few records for this site.
Steve Murray

Tue 13 Aug Painted Honeyeater & Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush Kilcowera Station, Thargomindah
Painted Honeyeaters located in two locations feeding in mistletoe in Mulga and in flowering Emu Bush Eremophila longifolia. Black and Pied Honeyeaters also present feeding in the in the Emu-bush. 3 Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush also located in stony mulga country.
Alan Morris & Steven Edwards

Banded Stilt, Marsh & Sharp-tailed Sandpipers Currawinya National Park (Lake Wyara Western edge)
Visited western side of Lake entering from Kilcowera Station 1130-1400 hrs. saw 1000's Red-necked Avocet, Black-winged Stilt, Grey Teal, Red-capped Plover, Pink-eared Duck, Coot and Black Swan; saw 100's Banded Stilt. Hoary-heaqded Grebe, & Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, also 8 Marsh Sandpiper, 2 Australian Pratincole, 20+ Red-necked Stint, 2 Freckled Duck, Whistling Kite and Black-fronted Dotterels.
Alan Morris & Steven Edwards

Masked Woodswallow Stones Corner
One pair variously hawking, sallying for food and chasing each other over the Norman Creek cycleway, in the vicinity of the Stones Corner bus station. Seen lingering for most of the late morning, but were not seen the next day, so must have been on passage.
Russell Yong

Mon 12 Aug Spotted Harrier Robina,Gold Coast.
Male crossing M1 near Robina exit
David Redhead

Olive-backed Oriole Black Duck Hole, Murrumba Downs
This bird was not disturbed by my presence and sang a merry tune
Vince Bugeja

Pale-headed Rosella Black Duck Hole, Murrumba Downs
This pair sighted close to the walking path
Vince Bugeja

Sun 11 Aug Hoary-headed Grebe, White-necked Heron Buckley's Hole, Bribie Island
Hoary-headed Grebe (2) White-necked Heron (1)
Jan Nargar

Sun 11 Aug White Kookaburra Mount Gravatt
I have been filming and photographing this White Kookaburra for a while now. There seems to be a lot of kookaburras in this area. I hope you like the photo and video!
Matt Meersbergen

Eastern Ground Parrot Castaways Beach, Sunshine Coast
3 calling
Greg Roberts

Eastern Grass Owl Castaways Beach, Sunshine Coast
1 over heath
Greg Roberts

Lewin's Rail Castaways Beach, Sunshine Coast
2 calling
Greg Roberts

Fri 9 Aug Black-necked Stork Morton Vale, Lockyer Valley
Adult standing on a nest high in a large eucalypt overlooking a lagoon.
Roger Jaensch

Square-tailed Kite Green Swamp Road, Morton Vale (Lockyer Valley)
Near junction with Main Green Swamp Road; confronted by magpie while gliding over remnant forest.
Roger Jaensch

Sat 3 Aug Spotted Harrier Bunyaville Forest Reserve
Bird with conspicuously white-spotted underparts slowly gliding over treetops in forest, Dugandan Road.
Roger Jaensch

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