Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 11 Nov 2013 03:01:13 +1000

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 10 Nov 2013.

Sun 10 Nov Black-breasted Button-quail Inskip Point

Kim Cumes

Sat 9 Nov Marbled (Plumed) Frogmouth D'Aguilar National Park (Mount Glorious)
Heard at least two but likely three Marbled (Plumed) Frogmouths. 4+ Southern Boobooks. No Tytos. Mammals: Red-necked Pademelon (2), Short-eared Brushtail Possum (1), Common Ringtail Possum (2) and - interestingly - a smallish mouse which wasn't a House Mouse. We saw it either twice or there were two individuals. Small with large head, large eyes, tail longer than body. We have photos and will try to ID. Reptiles: Major Skink Egernia frerei. Frogs: Red-eyed Treefrog Litoria chloris, Pearson’s Treefrog L. pearsoniana, Peron’s Treefrog L. peronii and some kind of Froglet Crinia.
Nikolas Haass & Raja Stephenson

Ground Parrot Cooloola Way
Three Ground Parrot flushed in Heath on right of track down to the pump house. Also Black-breasted Button Quail at Inskip Point.
Geoff Walker, Kay Parkin, four birders from Harvey Bay/Bundaberg region

Freckled Duck Lake Apex, Gatton
4 Freckled Ducks.
Tom Tarrant, Gopi Singaravel, Raja Stephenson & Nikolas Haass

Cotton Pygmy Goose Jaenkes Lagoon
2 pairs of Cotton Pygmy Geese.
Tom Tarrant, Gopi Singaravel, Raja Stephenson & Nikolas Haass

Black Falcon Lake Clarendon, Lockyer Valley
One Black Falcon family: Old very grey male, female moulting primaries and rectrices, and two fully fledged juveniles. Other falcon species in the valley: Brown Falcon, Australian Hobby & Nankeen Kestrel (one of which tried to catch a Brown Quail but was not successful).
Tom Tarrant, Gopi Singaravel, Raja Stephenson & Nikolas Haass

Pale-yellow Robin Bymien Park Rainbow Beach

Kim Cumes

Fri 8 Nov Square-tailed Kite(s) Mt Glorious and Samford
Great views of a Square-tailed Kite just before Maiala Picnic Ground at Mt Glorious on 8 November. Flying quite low over open land before flying across road into forest. A new species for this site for us. Then this morning just opposite site for Samford Markets saw a Square-tailed Kite being mobbed by Torresian Crows and an Australian Magpie. Could be same bird as not far between sites as the 'Crow (or Kite) flies.
Gavin O'Meara and Judith Hoyle

Glossy Black-Cockatoo Cainbable, Lamington NP Rd
A pair of Glossies feeding beside the road about 2km below Cainbable on the way up to O'Reilly's.
Nick Leseberg

Sooty Owl, Marbled Frogmouth Duck Creek Rd, Lamington NP
A Sooty Owl seen briefly at the junction of Duck Creek Rd and the main road to O'Reilly's. Marbled Frogmouths calling a little further down the main road.
Nick Leseberg

Square-tailed Kite Moggill Rd, Bellbowrie
A pair of Square-tailed Kites are about to fledge one young from their nest on private property near Bellbowrie, and can be seen quite regularly along Moggill Rd.
Nick Leseberg

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Coombabah Lake, Gold Coast
A large flock of 315 birds, feeding on the mudflats
Terry Dillon

Thu 7 Nov Australian Painted Snipe Mount Lindsay Highway, Tamrook Farm Dam behind Tamrookam Primary School
Swamp is drying and vegetation is taller than earlier sightings; birds can easily hide. I scanned just before sunset and saw 5 APS cross a gap in the cover, 1 female, 3 males, 1 undetermined. They were under the powerline that crosses the swamp on the north side of the school grounds.
Rob Elvish

Wed 6 Nov Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo Nathan Road Wetlands Reserve, Kippa Ring
Early morning visit to this site and this bird was unexpectedly sighted on the ground close by. Other birders included Rita Larsen, Sue Lee, and Wendy Wilesmith.
Vince Bugeja

Black-tailed Native-hen Nathan Road Wetlands Reserve, Kippa Ring
Early morning visit to this site when this bird was sighted feeding in the distance. Other birders present were Rita Larsen, Sue Lee, and Wendy Wilesmith.
Vince Bugeja

Tue 5 Nov Bush Stone-curlew (Bush Thick-knee) Translational Research Institute, Dutton Park Train Station, Woolloongabba
Update from #201116/#202357: After over a week with daily acoustic evidence but no sightings, tonight I saw both adults with both chicks again (now likely four weeks post-hatching).
Nikolas Haass

Mon 4 Nov Spotless Crake Minnippi Parklands, Tingalpa, southern Brisbane
Three birds seen near viewing platform
Jim Sneddon

Tawny Frogmouth East Brisbane
After midnight, a pair of Tawny Frogmouths duetted for about an hour at our place. The male perched on our roof, the female on a nearby tree.
Nikolas Haass & Raja Stephenson

Sat 2 Nov Marbled Frogmouth O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat
Heard late in the night and early morning.
Jed Knight

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