Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 30 Sep 2013 06:55:34 +1000

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 29 Sep 2013.

Sun 29 Sep Red-kneed Dotterel, Red-necked Avocet Kedron Brook Wetlands
Lagoons drying up Red-kneed Dotterel (41) Red-necked Avocet (232)
Dezmond Wells

Sun 29 Sep Oriental Plover Kakadu Beach, Bribie Island
The individual reported yesterday was present at 12.15pm today. It was roosting in between the two hides.
Chris Wiley

Baillon's Crake Sherwood Arboretum, Sherwood
Baillon's Crake (1) Photographed. Possibly the same one observed by Hugh Possingham.
Pete Taylor

Sat 28 Sep Baillon's Crake Sherwood Arboretum, Sherwood
Overcast and a bit drzzly. Has been dry for a long time. Baillon's Crake (1) In the open walking on water weeds near causeway, nth of east end of central island
Hugh Possingham

Sat 28 Sep Oriental Plover Kakadu Beach, Bribie Island
Single bird arrived on roost early-afternoon, moved to small beach south of second hide, where it became confiding after 4 observers sat down, coming within 5m of us. *Please do not attempt to area to search as there are a pair of Beach Stone-Curlew nesting close to southern-hide*
Tom Tarrant, Gopi Singaravel, Rick Franks, Ian ? (visiting birder from UK)

Fri 27 Sep Spotted Harrier Panoramic Drive, Narangba
Individual flying over being mobbed by crows.
Dezmond Wells

Regent Bowerbird Maleny 10' Cell
Active in Mary Cairncross
Jean & Paul Newman

Peregrine Falcon Bundaberg
Doing massive dives.
Jed Knight

Thu 26 Sep Varied Triller Bundaberg

Jed Knight

Latham's Snipe Dowse Lagoon, Sandgate
Relatively high numbers of snipe this afternoon quite early in the season. 1 on the southern bank and 10 spread across the northern bank, water levels still fairly high.
Ged Tranter

Baillon's Crake Sandy Camp Wetlands
Male. Walking and feeding on the lilly pads
Robert Bush

Wed 25 Sep Brolga, Magpie-Goose Eumundi
One Brolga and two Magpie Geese were seen at a small wetland, right on the turn-off to Eumundi off the Bruce Hwy. Sighting was made at about 2pm while driving past.
Russell Yong, with family

Tue 24 Sep Glossy Ibis, Black-fronted Dotterel, Latham's Snipe Moggill Road Wetland, Moggill
Only a quick visit. Very warm day, no disturbances. All the birds were very flighty, as if they are often disturbed. Didn't count the species, other than the glossy ibis, snipe, jacana & dotterell. Glossy Ibis (1) Black-fronted Dotterel (1) Latham's Snipe (1)
Leanne Bowden

Tue 24 Sep White-throated Needletail Queensland Brain Institute at UQ, St Lucia, Brisbane, QLD
My brother Christian saw and heard two swifts yesterday flying past the Queensland Brain Institute at UQ, St Lucia, Brisbane, QLD. Unfortunately, he did not have his binoculars or camera with him - as he was attending a scientific conference. So he cannot comment on colours and colour patterns. He compared size and jizz to Alpine Swift (rather than Common Swift) and call to somewhat like Chimney Swift (rather than Common Swift). Christian has spent most of his life in Southern Germany and 5+ years in Boston, MA, USA. Hence the comparison to these species. Based on his description I believe that he saw two early WTNTs. (Mike Tarburton's comment: 'Thank you very much for sharing what looks like the first sighting of a WTNT that I know of for Aussie. There have not been winter reports this season so they could well be migrants. There were some late departures, but nothing since.')
Nikolas Haass (for Christian Haass)

Shining Flycatcher Kawana Island, Sunshine Coast
My first record of this species from the Mooloolah River, also Fairy Gerygone in the mangroves
Greg Roberts

Speckled Warbler White Rock Conservation Park, Redbank Plains
One bird seen foraging in the scrub to the left of the main path (walking in). Approximately 100m down the track from the yellow gate at the entrance. It remained on the ground and amongst the ferns, and appeared to be feeding with a group of Silvereyes.
Elliot Leach; Matt Cochrane

Mon 23 Sep Black-necked Stork Buckley's Hole, Bribie Island
Black-necked Stork (1) male; dark eye.
Sarah Beavis

Mon 23 Sep Squatter Pigeon Geophaps scripta scripta Lloyds Rd Wanora 4306
Bird sighted on three occassions in early morning on roadside verge.
Ian Bridge

Brush Bronzewing Cooloola Way
3 near edge of Noosa Plain. also Ground Parrot, King Quail, Lewin's Rail, Rufous Songlark, White-winged Triller
Greg Roberts

Striped Honeyeater Black Duck Hole Murrumba Downs
It was having lunch.
Peter Boyd

Black Falcon, Black Kites Swanbank Rd, near dump entrance
A single Black Falcon was seen perched in the afternoon at the top of the last electrical pylon along Swanbank Rd, just before it turns to dirt and goes right up the hill. First seen through bins, when posture and long tail led me to get out the scope and have a closer look. Good views were obtained through scope; no 'teardrop' markings were present. Also 100+ Black Kites over dump.
Elliot Leach

Dollarbird East Brisbane
This morning 8 am, a Dollarbird flew over our backyard in East Brisbane.
Nikolas Haass

Sun 22 Sep Dollarbird Commissioners Flat Road, Peachester 26 51S 152 51E 1' Cell
Dollarbird seen and heard; first for spring at this site.
Sarah Beavis

Sat 21 Sep Little Grassbird Lake Galletly, University Queensland, Lawes
One Little Grassbird with a Tawny Grassbird, several reed-warblers and fairy-wrens in rank grass fringing the main pond.
Roger Jaensch

Whimbrel Kedron Brook Wetlands
Single bird was foraging along the eastern bank of Shultz Canal at low tide @ 16:55. Roughly half way along the bike track.
Chris Martinez

Thu 19 Sep Dusky Honeyeater, Rose-crowned Fruit-dove South River Park, Mooloolah
Single Dusky H/E actively feeding, 2 Rose-crowned F/d heard but not seen
Russ Lamb

White-winged Triller Sandy Camp Road Wetlands Reserve
Male singing in Melaleuca tree at edge of pond.
Roger Jaensch

White-browed Woodswallow, Masked Woodswallow O'Reilly's Guesthouse, Lamington Plateau
At least 10 White-browed Woodswallow and several Masked Woodswallow passing over the guest house area around 4 pm.
Roger Jaensch

Pink-eared Duck, Hoary-headed Grebe, Spotted Harrier Mount Alford 10' Cell
Area surveyed included; Maroon Dam, Coochin and Minto Swamps over 3 days Pink-eared Duck (100) conservative estimate on Minto Swamps Hoary-headed Grebe (1) non-breeding on Maroon Dam Spotted Harrier (1) Harassed by smaller birds on Carneys Ck Rd
Bill Popple

Tue 17 Sep Turquoise Parrot, Red-browed Treecreeper Girraween National Park
Close views of two pairs of Turquoise Parrots, feeding adjacent to the Junction track. Good views of several male Red-browed Treecreepers, adjacent to the track to Underground Creek.
Carla Perkins

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