Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 26 Aug 2013 06:15:48 +1000

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 25 Aug 2013.

Sun 25 Aug Glossy Ibis, Red-kneed Dotterel, Red-necked Avocet, Latham's Snipe Kedron Brook Wetlands
Glossy Ibis (5) Red-kneed Dotterel (39) Red-necked Avocet (4) Latham's Snipe (1) Hiding in the saltmarsh
Dezmond Wells

Sun 25 Aug White-winged Fairy-wren Lake Coolmunda
One flock of at least three birds (one full-coloured male and two females, with more individuals likely) in the overgrown paddock that borders the lake, on the straight between the caravan park and the turn-off to the day use area. Superb Fairy-wrens were also in vicinity.
Russell Yong, Jesse Rowland & Carla Archibald

Squatter Pigeon Gore, along Cunningham Hwy
Three birds seen at about 1:30pm, foraging on a truck pull-over approx 2.6km from the Gore service station (approaching from Warwick), on the right side of the highway. Allowed for good looks and some pictures, before retreating into thicker vegetation. Photo credit Carla Archibald.
Russell Yong, Jesse Rowland & Carla Archibald

White-eared Monarch Cunningham's Gap, Main Range NP, e. of Warwick
One bird seen while stopped by the road-side, mid-ascent of the Gap, at about 7:30am. The bird landed briefly in some vine thicket before being mobbed by a Bell Miner.
Russell Yong, Jesse Rowland & Carla Archibald

Yellow-rumped Thornbill End of Feuerriegal Rd Bald Hills near farmland, nearby Canterbury Park
3 Birds calling & seen low in trees near fence for the property. Call recorded & matches eguide
Sue Lee

White-eared Monarch Henry Road at 27 16 21S 153 01 45E, Griffin
Continuing the recent spate of sightings in Brisbane area, a single bird in margins of paperbark swamp off junction of Henry Road and Dohles Rocks Road. On far side of recently burnt grassland.
Andy Jensen

Sat 24 Aug Gray Goshawk Wittonga Park, The Gap

David Redhead

Spotless Crake, Baillon's Crake Sandy Camp Road Wetlands Reserve
One Spotless Crake at edge of reedbed behind viewing platform and at least two others calling. Two Baillon's Crakes on lily pads near the northern edge of the main pond. Visited site between 09:30 and 10:00 am.
Roger Jaensch

Australian Crake Winya Rd Dams, Kilcoy
First bird observed along southern shore of northern lake, second bird was about half way along western shore
Gavin Goodyear

White-eared Monarch Minnippi Parklands, Tingalpa
1 Adult. Over the hill and down the track beside the hobby plane club. Seem to be ten-a-penny these days. No photos taken...........
Colin Reid

Fri 23 Aug White Kookaburra Carindale, Brisbane
Numeours sightings over he last few months. Returns every few days to the tree.
Werner Muller

Red-necked Avocet,s (10) Wader Roost Toorbul
Ten have returned to Toorbul.
Peter Boyd

Thu 22 Aug Australian Bustard (3) St George, Golf Course Rd.
3 bustards were seen in a paddock on the way to the St George Golf Course along with a Red-backed Kingfisher on the power lines nearby.
Max O'Sullivan

Latham's Snipe (3) Cove Road, Woodford
Latham's Snipe have returned from Japan. Also on waterhole. Cotton Pygmy Geese (5) Pink-eared Duck's (3) Freckled Duck's (2)
Peter Boyd

Wed 21 Aug Russet-tailed Thrush Gold Creek Reservoir
Very active including calling and together with a good mix of other rainforest species...
Chris Read

Noisy Pitta Gold Creek Reservoir
Very active including calling and together with a good mix of other rainforest species...
Chris Read

Grey-crowned Babbler Kumbartcho Sanctuary on the South Pine River
Babbler family started their nest building in a pine tree adjacent to the car park just as we started our morning bird walk and had managed an impressive amount of building by the time we returned in just a couple of hours
Jack Whiting and the Kumbartcho bird observers group

Grey-crowned Babbler, White-winged Triller Kumbartcho Sanctuary on the South Pine River
monthly Kumbartcho survey on this clear crisp morning with a group of 6 observers Grey-crowned Babbler (6) family of Babblers nest building adjacent to the Car Park first I've recorded at Kumbartcho White-winged Triller (1) high in a heavily flowered eucalypt first I've recorded at Kumbartcho
Jack Whiting

Australian Little Bittern Sandy Camp Road Wetlands Reserve
One subadult bird, presumably the same one as was seen sporadically a month or two ago, flushed from the reeds while heading eastwards (away from the viewing platform) along the walkway dividing the two ponds, first onto a perch in the south pond where it stayed for about half a minute, then flew into the vegetation to the northeast. This is my sixth time visiting this site targeting this bird and first time seeing it for sure.
Russell Yong

Tue 20 Aug Leaden Flycatcher Oxley Creek Common
One female.
S Graham

Black Kite Petrie Creek, Sunshine Coast
35 Black Kites over Petrie Creek and Turf farms in middle of the day, about 10 km from the coast.
Allan Richardson

Mon 19 Aug Regent Honeyeater Bundamba suburbia - private site
At least 1 bird still present - regularly coming into a suburban garden this evening. The bird was not banded. The finder (and resident of the property) would like to keep the site private.
Rob Morris

Sun 18 Aug Restless Flycatchers, Spectacled Monarchs, Noisy Friarbirds, Eastern Yellow Robins, Golden Whistlers Cooroora Creek Park
A good variety of bush birds were seen and heard.
Ashley Keune

Black Falcon Tin Can Bay
At anchorage in inlet off Norman Pt. at 5.15pm Very black falcon flew with crow like wing flaps. Very long tail with rounded edge. No other discernible markings. Flew over the boat from shore to shore, good visual sighting within 10 meters of our vessel.
Burnice Starkey

Pink-eared Duck, Magpie Goose, Plumed Whistling ducks Dam adjacent to North Arm School
10 Pink eared Duck - uncommon spp for Sunshine Coast. Magpie Goose - about 70. over 100 Plumed Whistling Duck plus common spp White eyed, Black Ducks, Coot, Moorhen etc.
Ken Cross

Sat 17 Aug Squatter Pigeon Mosquito Creek Road at 28 24 00S 151 13 41E
Single bird seen about 2k's down the road by a small dam. Also 2 Bluebonnets, 3 Emus and plenty of White-winged Fairywrens around
Stuart Pickering and Colin Reid

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