Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 25 Nov 2013 03:01:16 +1000

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 24 Nov 2013.

Fri 22 Nov Lewin's Rail, Pale-vented Bush-hen Gold Creek Reservoir
At least one Lewin's Rail heard and seen in creek zone in general area below dam where reported on 17th (Rod Gardner); four types of call given. One or two bush-hens immediately called (loud braying) from drier dense cover in response to one set of calls by a Lewin's Rail.
Roger Jaensch

Thu 21 Nov Square-tailed Kite Postmans Track Section, Lake Samsonvale
Bird viewed from Samsonvale Cemetery and nearby, several times during 8 am to 10 am, flying low over treetops about 1 km to the NNE, in one area of eucalypt forest, probably east of Postmans Track.
Roger Jaensch

Superb Fruit-Dove Gwingana Ct, Beechmont
One female was seen and photographed feeding on an unidentified plant in our garden which is close to Lamington NP. This is the first time I have seen a Superb Fruit-Dove in this area in the 30 years I have been living and working here.
Barry Davies

Wed 20 Nov Barred Cuckoo-Shrike, Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove and White-eared Monarch Gwingana Ct, Beechmont

Barry Davies

Tue 19 Nov Pectoral Sandpiper Nathan Road Wetlands Reserve, Kippa Ring
Pectoral Sandpiper (1) Recent rains have refilled the swamp and the waders are slowly starting to return.
Steve Murray

Mon 18 Nov Freckled Duck Cove Road Stanmore
Freckled Duck (4)
Sarah Beavis

Mon 18 Nov Russet-tailed Thrush Mapleton Falls N. P.
Seen foraging behind giant fig at the start of Wompoo Circuit
Paul Jensen

Wandering Tattler, Sanderling Lady Elliot Island
9 Wandering Tattlers including 1 in breeding plumage alongside 22 Grey-tailed Tattlers, 1 Sanderling
Greg Roberts

Red-tailed Tropicbird, Great Frigatebird, Short-tailed Shearwater Lady Elliot Island
2 pairs of nesting Red-tailed Tropicbirds, 80+ Great Frigatebirds, several wrecked Short-tailed Shearwaters
Greg Roberts

Lewin's Rail, Noisy Pitta Bli Bli Wetlands
Single Lewin's Rail flushed from under boardwalk, good view obtained, no vocalization. Noisy Pitta heard, not seen
Russ Lamb

Sun 17 Nov Spotless Crake Minnippi Parklands, Tingalpa
Spotless Crake (1) Right-hand site of viewing platform, foraging along the shore line, did not seen concerned with lots of people around.11:07 .
Jo Culican

Sun 17 Nov Magpie Goose, Red-necked Avocet, White-throated Needletail Lindum West Wetlands
New site for us.Birding with 11 year old son Matthew Culican. Stopped on the way to sandy camp road wetlands reserve, well worth the visit at low tide. Highlights were large flock of Magpie geese(100+) Red-necked Avocets(2) and White-throated needletail(6) also 7 glossy ibis and dozens of read-kneed dotterels.
Jo Culican

Sun 17 Nov Lesser Crested Tern Lady Elliot Island
A scarce visitor to Lady Elliot. 1 among tens of thousands of Black Noddy, Common Noddy, Crested Tern, Roseate Tern, Black-naped Tern
Greg Roberts

Thu 14 Nov Brolga, Australian Bustard, Grey Grasswren Bulloo river floodplain N of Adelaide gate
4 Brolgas and 5 Australian Bustards out on the plains, and at least 5 Grey Grasswrens in the lignum
Peter Waanders

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