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Date: 6 January 2014 4:01:39 am AEDT
Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Birdline Central & Southern Queensland
Published sightings for the week ending 5 Jan 2014.
Sun 5 Jan Australian Little Bittern, Baillon's Crake, Spotless Crake,
Nutmeg Mannikin Parklake Wetlands, Bli Bli
Excellent birding, remarkable constructed wetlands. Australian Little Bittern
(2) On the east side of the second lagoon. Baillon's Crake Several sightings in
the second lagoon. Spotless Crake (1) In second lagoon. Nutmeg Mannikin (4)
Feeding on rushes.
Sat 4 Jan Fork-tailed Swift Griffin
Several hundred over north at great height late evening. Birds were so high
they could not be seen with naked eye, only through bins/scope. Birds only
picked up at first when I checked a high flying raptor through bins and saw a
large flock of high flying swifts behind it. A few large flocks went through as
the southeasterly cool change arrived this evening. Would speculate that some
of the 4,000 birds seen in northern NSW this am may have been involved,
reorientating after arriving in coastal strip on the hot winds that bought the
heatwave conditions to the Brisbane area today.
Oriental Cuckoo Anstead Bushland Reserve
Two today. One to the west of the power lines near the river, and a second, a
hepatic female, near the top of the sealed road leading from the smaller car
park. All went quiet after 7.30am.
Pale-vented Bush-hen, Spotless Crake Dowse Lagoon, Sandgate
Prolonged views of an adult Bush-hen just to the right of the bird hide. Bird
was preening in a low bush. Greenish bill with bright orange shield indicating
breeding plumage. This seems to be first record on eremaea for this site. Also
a pair of Spotless Crakes showing well to the left of the western viewing
Fri 3 Jan Lewin's Rail Bellbowrie (near playing fields)
Lewin's Rail calling along a minor creek at eastern edge of sports field
complex; two Buff-banded Rails seen/heard on another branch of the creek.
Habitat was a trickling creek with pools, through continuous cover of dense
grass and creepers under leguminous shrubs, with several tall gums.
Pink-eared Duck Coombabah Wetland
Pink-eared Duck (2)
Thu 2 Jan Spotted Harrier Maroochy River, Sunshine Coast
Australian Painted Snipe, Australian Little Bittern, Spotless Crake,
Baillons's Crake Parklakes Wetlands, Bli Bli
Male Australian Painted Snipe present this morning. Pair of Australian Little
Bitterns feeding together.5 Bailon's Crake, 1 Spotless Crake, 1 Little Grassbird
Spotless Crake Drying up brown pond off Whittome Esp Murrumba Downs
Spotless Crake and 1 Chick also Buff-banded Rail, not great photo
Wed 1 Jan Pale-vented Bush-hen Kingfisher Park, Kenmore
Captured this Pale-vented bush-hen. I was looking for the Buff Banded Rail -
found and managed to capture a few photos.
Noisy Pitta Mt Glorious (27 19S 152 45E)
Rainforest filled with many Noisy Pitta, every 100m or so along creek (very
close views), Barred Cuckoo-shrike,
Little Bittern, Spotless Crake, Baillons Crake, Freckled Duck North
Lakes Estate, Mango Hill SEQld
Only got a short view of the Little Bittern early in morning. Good views of the
Spotless Crake and Baillons Crake. 4 Freckled ducks feeding, good close viewing.
Asian Dowitcher Port of Brisbane Wader Roost - Fishermans Island
2 birds at the high tide roost this morning with the Bar-tailed Godwits - first
picked up by Chris. Both birds were fresh and with pale fringes to the mantle
feathers and coverts - suggesting immature birds.
Rob Morris, Paul Walbridge, Chris Wiley
Tue 31 Dec Baillon's Crake, Spotless Crake, Latham's Snipe, Horsfield's
Bronze-Cuckoo Sandy Camp Road Wetlands Reserve
Fine, mild day with 90-100% cloud cover. Birded with Vince. Looking for
reported Crake and Rails. Baillon's Crake (4) very active and great close-up
views Spotless Crake (2) good long close views Latham's Snipe (1) behind
viewing platform Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo good close and prolonged views. In
callistemons just past viewing platform
Julie Sarna (1190)
Tue 31 Dec White-browed Woodswallow Griffin
Three birds over my house this afternoon flying south towards Henry Road.
Mon 30 Dec Pale-vented Bush-hen, Lewin's Rail Gold Creek Reservoir
Excellent views of a bush-hen walking around in the open once the crowds died
down! Also the Lewin's Rail briefly (chasing the bush-hen!)
Grey Plover Manly Boat Harbour
Two Grey Plovers on the island this morning. One green flagged. Unable to
locate any Broad-billed Sandpipers.
Australian Little Bittern, King Quail, Lewin's Rail Parklakes Wetland,
Sunshine Coast and nearby grasslands
1 female Aust Little Bittern (joining a male seen earlier) at Parklakes. Also 4
Baillon's Crake. In grassland along the Yandina Road nearby, 1 Lewin's Rail and
2 King Quail calling
Plum-headed Finch Griffin
Three birds in grassland along Brays Road this am, turning east from top of
Henry Road and following down to start of gravel. Male and two fem/imm types.
Unusual at this location and following on from Marie's sighting near Lake
Samsonvale a week or so back.
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