Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 30 Sep 2013 06:56:05 +1000

Birdline North Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 29 Sep 2013.

Sun 29 Sep Southern Boobook Tyto Wetlands, Ingham
Southern Boobook sitting in Leichhardt tree near kidney (first) lagoon this morn. Still in place 3 hours later. Also, Barn Owl in carpark bottlebrush 3 days ago.
Tony Ashton

Pacific Baza Anderson Road precinct, Woree
A first sighting by myself for this species in my neighbourhood. Single bird only. Only stayed in view a few minutes...quite shy.
Greg Bortolussi

Sun 22 Sep Little Lorikeet Julatten
Little Lorikeet (5) seen and heard in Mclean Bridge Road area. Rather poor photo attached. (Moderator Note:- Uncommon species in area, more common further west on the edge of Atherton Tableland).
Doug Herrington

Sat 21 Sep Channel-billed Cuckoo, Dollarbird, Black-faced Monarch Townsville Town Common Conservation Park
Suny, warm, all drying very quickly Channel-billed Cuckoo (1) flyover from golf course to common, my first for the season. Dollarbird (1) my first for the season Black-faced Monarch (1) freshwater hide carpark, adult
Ed Pierce

Thu 19 Sep Zebra Finch Redlynch, Cairns
Possible aviary escaped Zebra Finch feeding around Crystal Cascades Big4 holiday park.(Moderator Note:-This bird is leusistic, it has a normally colored eye but pale white plumage, albino birds have a pink eye. Leucism is a genetic mutation that prevents melanin from being deposited).
Sally Whitehead

Mon 16 Sep Pacific Golden Plover Mungalla Station (Forrest Beach, Queensland)
One group of 30+ birds seen on the track out to the western end of the main lagoon. Another group of 60+ were seen about an hour later in an open grassy area at the eastern end of the lagoon. Not sure if it was two separate groups. Birds were very timid and not approachable.
Ian Boyd and Gil Grabtree

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