Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 2 Sep 2013 06:42:33 +1000

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 1 Sep 2013.

Sun 1 Sep Baillions and Spotless Crakes Sandy Camp Road Wetlands Reserve
Good numbers of Crakes around this morning, 3 Spotless and a Baillons on the pool behind the viewing area, a further 5 Baillons Crakes seen either side of the main path.
Stuart Pickering and Colin Reid

Australian Painted Snipe Griffin
Female on paperbark swamp down Wagner Road. Lhs of road by new housing development. Resting under paperbarks at back of swamp. View only from road. Private land and housing development underway. Be careful not to park in access to new development by fence over road. Also Brolga and White-necked Heron.
Andy Jensen

Sat 31 Aug Radjah Shelduck Zilzie Wetland
2 x Radjah Shelducks on small island in the middle of the wetlands.
Kim Cumes and Pauline Brennan

Spotted Harrier Minnippi Parklands, Tingalpa
1 adult bird flying above lake for 5 minutes at 1210, eventually flew high north
Stuart Pickering

Spotless Crake, Latham's Snipe, Glossy Ibis, Cotton Pygmy-Goose Dowse Lagoon, Sandgate
1 Spotless Crake, 1 Latham's Snipe and 1 Glossy Ibis all in front of the main hide this morning plus the 3 usual Pygmy-Geese. This is my first Latham's of the season here.
Ged Tranter

Fri 30 Aug Buff-rumped Thornbill Days Road Conservation Area, Redland Bay
BirdLife Brisbane South. 7 observers. Fine, warm and sunny. Buff-rumped Thornbill (2)
BirdLife Southern Queensland

Fri 30 Aug Painted Snipe 3 males, Latham's Snipe 4. Mount Lindsay Highway, Tamrook Farm Dam behind Tamrookam Primary School
Birds resting in short swamp vegetation close to the highway fence beside the primary school. Many other waterbirds also present.
Rob Elvish

Pale-vented Bush-hen Kalinga Park, Clayfield
First bird I've heard this season, along the creek opposite the play equipment.
Nick Leseberg

Latham's Snipe, Yellow-billed Spoonbill, Marsh Sandpiper, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Red-necked Avocet Kedron Wetlands
Nothing especially exciting, but late afternoon at Kedron Wetlands produced a nice selection of waterbirds on the main pond. There were singles of Latham's Snipe and Yellow-billed Spoonbill, about 20 avocets plus the Marsh and Sharp-tailed Sandpipers that have been present for a couple of weeks now. Still large numbers of Red-kneed Dotterel. Very good conditions in the late afternoon sun.
Nick Leseberg

Grey Goshawk Billies Crossing, Dundas
Near junction of Northbrook Creek and Billies Bay (Lake Wivenhoe). Unusually open habitat: seen at about 2 pm, hunting from exposed perch above bare, tall shrubs along road across grassy/weedy paddock. Rough photo through car's front window.
Roger Jaensch

Thu 29 Aug Eastern Grass Owl Yandina Creek, Sunshine Coast
1 at dusk, also King Quail
Greg Roberts

Australian Spotted Crake, Black Falcon Kedron Brook Wetlands
One at muddy edge of shallow saline pools that were fringed with dense marine couch grass and tall as well as short sedge; airport side of the main saltmarsh. A possible second bird was glimpsed at a nearby pool beside reedbed. Black Falcon spiralling above ducks and stilts in the broad tidal pond.
Roger Jaensch

Tue 27 Aug Black-breasted Buttonquail Noosa National Park
1 male, 1 female
Greg Roberts

Brush Cuckoo Kobble Creek (private Property), near Dayboro
First Brush Cuckoo of the season calling from the yard this afternoon, usually one of the last summer migrants to arrive back.
Tom Tarrant

Mon 26 Aug Shining bronze Cuckoo Anstead Bush Reserve
Single bird observed about 9am for over half an hour in the one tree beside the walk not far from the main carpark.
Lloyd Bullock

Sun 25 Aug Pacific Baza, Rufous Songlark Bishops Marsh
In addition to Dezmond Wells's list we would like to add these species. Pacific Baza (1); Rufous Songlark (1) song
Nikolas Haass

Sat 24 Aug King Quail Great Sandy National Park, Cooloola Section
1 bird... Also Black-breasted Buttonquail at Inskip Point
Greg Roberts

Glossy Black Cockatoo Moy Pocket, Sunshine Coast
4 birds
Greg Roberts

Lewin's Rail North Arm
1 bird
Greg Roberts

Marbled Frogmouth Mapleton National Park
A pair calling, one seen well
Greg Roberts

Sun 18 Aug Terek Sandpiper Kakadu Beach, Bribie Island
Four birds were seen in a mixed flock with Grey-tailed Tattlers, many of which were in breeding plumage, Bar-tailed Godwits, Whimbrels, Eastern Godwits and a Common Greenshank, also in breeding plumage.
Barry Davies, Scott Robinson, John Terborgh, Lisa Davenport and Bob Holt

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