Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 4 Nov 2013 03:01:41 +1000

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 3 Nov 2013.

Sun 3 Nov Freckled Duck, Baillon's Crake, Spotless Crake North Lakes, The Grove
Morning trip to The Grove 5.15 -7.00am. Afternoon walk 4-00 -5-15pm from The Grove through the Environmental Park (EP) to Lacebark St Lake then back to the Grove via pathway. Freckled Duck (4) 2 @ The Grove & 2 @ Lacebark St Lake Baillon's Crake (1) The Grove am and pm Spotless Crake (1) The Grove,
Marleen Acton

Male Peregrine Falcon Mount Coolum
Male & Female & Juvenile seen every day for past 5 days at east face of Mt. Coolum
Lloyd Bullock

Sat 2 Nov Freckled Duck North Lakes, The Grove
Afternoon walk Freckled Duck (3) The Grove
Marleen Acton

Paradise Riflebird Pitta Place, Bunya Mountains
1 male seen displaying to a female on a tree limb in the back yard, both birds come in to drink and bath regularly near our deck.
Don & Bernice Seton

Budgerigars Bell District
Still being seen in small flocks of up to a dozen or so with an occasional large flock of 80 plus birds
Don & Bernice Seton

Ground Cuckoo Shrike Warmga Park, Bell
4 birds seen near our yard dam and 2 birds seen near our house
Don & Bernice Seton

Mottled Petrel Sunshine Coast pelagic
2 off Mooloolaba on Sunshine Coast
Greg Roberts & all aboard Sunshine Coast pelagic

Paradise Riflebird O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat
Heard then seen high in canopy with neck colours reflecting off the sun.
Jed Knight

Australian Little (Black-backed) Bittern, Lewin's Rail Buckley's Hole, Bribie Island
Between 5 and 7 am - Little Bittern seen several times in reeds to left of hide, plus 1 Lewin's Rail seen along line of dead reeds also to left of hide. Also in same area 1 Baillon's Crake, 3 Spotless Crake, 1 Buffbanded Rail. No sign of Australasian Bittern.
Andrew Sutherland

Fri 1 Nov Radjah Shelduck, Latham's Snipe Landings Road Koumala wetlands
A quick visit to this beautiful little wetland was very productive. Radjah Shelducks, Yellow Spoonbills, a Gull-billed Tern and a Bar-breasted Honeyeater all showed well. In addition, we flushed a Latham's Snipe as we walked along the road.
Elliot Leach; Claire Gely; Akihiro Nakamura

Pectoral Sandpiper Nathan Road Wetlands Reserve, Kippa Ring
After a long search I managed to relocate one of the Pectoral Sandpipers reported last Sunday. It was at the very far side of the wetlands, in company with a group of Sharpies.
Steve Murray

Black-tailed Native Hen Nathan Road Wetlands Reserve, Kippa Ring
Single bird still present in the wetlands. Favours a shaded area under trees on the airport side of the site.
Steve Murray

Black-tailed Godwit Nathan Road Wetlands Reserve, Kippa Ring
Slightly unusual here and first eremaea record for the site. This species generally prefers salt water, at least in coastal areas.
Steve Murray

Thu 31 Oct White-Eared Monarch, Rose-Crowned Fruit Dove Cove Road Stanmore, In the gully just after turning left off Old Cove road
Walked into the thick vegetation just off the road, plenty of Rufous fantails and Green Catbirds. Caught a brief but definite look at the monarch and managed to take a less than average quality photo of the dove..
James Fong

Wed 30 Oct Eastern Yellow Wagtail Buckley's Hole Bribie Island
Poor quality photo because of the distance from the hide but does give a different angle to the bird in photos Stephen Murray has on the net to help make a determination to its authenticity..
Peter Boyd

Eastern Yellow Wagtail Buckley's Hole, Bribie Island
On the grass looking left from the hide. At 5:30pm for about 10 mins. Excellent views. With Trevor Ford, Margie Baker, Tony Baker, Peter Boyd, Chris Bell from Bribie (who discovered it ), Terry Reis who identified the bird and others in a crowded hide.
Judy Leitch

Tue 29 Oct Welcome Swallow Carindale Shopping Centre
Albino Welcome Swallow photographed at Carindale Shopping Centre by Jeff Boer who says he is not an avid bird watcher but would like confirmation/feedback if this is an albino. Pink tinge to eyes does not show in photo. Bird seen on the basement car park level next to where escalators go up to DJs and Myers. Jeff is happy to meet there to show exact location.
Jeff Boer as reported to Beth Hall

Regent Honeyeater Stanmore
The bird was seen twice
Greg Roberts

Mon 28 Oct Australasian Bittern, Lesser Crested Tern Buckley's Hole Sandbar, Bribie Island
Three LCTs were sitting on the sandbar, in the company of two Greater Crested and three Caspian Terns. As an aside, the Aust Bittern was seen in the morning at about 9:30, skulking in the reeds to the far left of the hide, where an inlet bends out of view. A single Glossy Ibis was also present.
Russell Yong

Australian Little Bittern Buckley's Hole, Bribie Island
While the Australian Bittern was not sighted on Monday afternoon/evening an Australian Little Bittern did choose to pop its head out briefly before being disturbed by a Pacific Black Duck in the same general area that the Aust. Bittern had been showing.
Marie Tarrant

Sun 27 Oct Glossy Black Cockatoos Duck Creek Rd, Lamington National Park, Darlington area
Counted 25 Glossies pouring down out of the hills for afternoon fly-in, socialisation and drinking (water that is). A fantastic scene not to be missed at sunset. Young birds present and in other sightings recently further up the hills.
Duncan Fowler and Field Guides group

Marsh Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit Toorbul Artificial Roost
Some different numbers from the day before (see 202649). Marsh Sandpiper (1), Black-tailed Godwit (4), Bar-tailed Godwit green flags: ADO, AYX
Nikolas Haass & Raja Stephenson

Terek Sandpiper Kakadu Beach, Bribie Island
38 species (see list) including Terek Sandpiper (1) but again no sign of the Oriental Plover. We saw only one Beach Stone-curlew (Thick-knee) but no sign of the second adult and chicks.
Nikolas Haass & Raja Stephenson

Shining Bronze-Cuckoo, White-throated Needletail, Forest Kingfisher, Common Cicadabird Sewage works Bribie Island
34 species (see list) including: Shining Bronze-Cuckoo (2) interestingly 1 ad and 1 juv together, White-throated Needletail (20), Forest Kingfisher (1), Common Cicadabird (2) males.
Nikolas Haass & Raja Stephenson

Buff-banded Rail, Baillon's Crake, Spotless Crake, Lesser Crested Tern, Little Grassbird Buckley's Hole, Bribie Island
Another excellent morning at Buckley's Hole. While we did not see the Australasian Bittern that we had found the day before (#202677) again, it was seen in the afternoon by Gavin Goodyear. We had today 64 species (see list on link below) including: Buff-banded Rail (1), Baillon's Crake (1), Spotless Crake (4), Lesser Crested Tern (5, beach behind Buckley's hole), Little Grassbird (2).
Nikolas Haass

Thu 24 Oct Freckled Duck, Peregrine Falcon Lake Somerset (Stanley River) at Villeneuve
Three Freckled Ducks loafing beside islet on upriver side of Neurum Road causeway.
Roger Jaensch

White-eared Monarch Caboolture River (Old North Road) Zillman's Xing
On north side of crossing in crown of low tree in riparian forest community.
Roger Jaensch

Black-chinned Honeyeater, Fuscous Honeyeater, White-throated Needletail Sheepstation Creek Conservation Park, Caboolture
Several of each honeyeater in gum-top box with ironbarks, near Williamson Rd entrance. A few needletails passing to south. North-westerly wind ahead of showery change from the west in late afternoon.
Roger Jaensch

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