Fwd: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

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Subject: Fwd: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
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Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2014 05:39:57 +1100
Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 12 Jan 2014.

Sun 12 Jan      Australian Little Bittern, Baillon's Crake, Spotless Crake 
North Lakes, The Grove
Fine, mild morning with 205 cloud cover and light breezes. Australian Little 
Bittern (1) In the reeds to the left of the picnic area. Two brief views, once 
of the head and beak down at the water's edge and then of its rear view as it 
moved across the reeds showing the rufous neck, black back and light wing 
patch. Baillon's Crake (1) same reeds as the Bittern. Spent some time on the 
lilly pads Spotless Crake (1) same reeds as the Bittern.
Julie Sarna (1190)

Sun 12 Jan      Square -tailed Kite Montville
Single Bird circling over canopy at 1.30 pm
Tim Siggs

Sat 11 Jan      Turquoise Parrot, Hooded Robin, Diamond Firetail Old 
Wallangarra Road
A couple of Turquoise Parrots seen at intersection of Old Wallangarra Rd and 
Hickling Ln. Hooded Robin was about 100m up Hickling Ln, with the Diamond 
Firetails seen between Hickling Ln and the highway. Plenty of other nice birds 
around also.
Nick Leseberg

        Sooty Owl Lookout Road, Main Range NP
One bird found shortly after the road first enters the rainforest. A distant 
Powerful Owl heard earlier in the evening and Southern Boobook with at least 
two fledglings seen at the Manna Gum campground.
Nick Leseberg

        Black Kite Dowse Lagoon, Sandgate
A single bird circled low over the canopy at the northern end for a few minutes 
then disappeared north, good close views.
Ged Tranter

        Hoary-headed Grebe, Pectoral Sandpiper Cross Road Dam, Lower Tenthill
Hoary-headed Grebe (1) seen at southern end of the dam Pectoral Sandpiper (1) 
seen clearly by 4 of 5 observers through scope on sandbar about 50m out
Judy Leitch

Fri 10 Jan      Long-billed Corella Delaney's Creek Primary School wetlands
Long-billed Corella (3) three corellas with areas of pink/red plumage around 
face,throat and upper breast, long curved bill. Feeding on ground between two 
small farm dams, observed from roadside.
Russ Lamb & Maria Dam

Fri 10 Jan      Yellow-throated Miner; Squatter Pigeon Eungella Dam
Yellow-throated Miners around the campsite; Dezmond Wells told me after I 
reported this species here in November that this represents a 400km range 
extension, so we made sure to get some photo's this time! Squatter Pigeons were 
a nice surprise as well.
Elliot Leach, Chris Burwell, Antonia Burwell-Rodriguez, Narumi Kimura

        Regent Bowerbird, Noisy Pitta, Paradise Riflebird, Rose-crowned 
Fruit-Dove Mt.Mee State Forest
Single male Regent Bowerbird flew across road, Paradise Riflebird heard on 
Neurum Rd. Noisy Pitta (2) and Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove (3) heard during Mill 
Rainforest walk
Russ Lamb, Maria Dam

        Major Mitchell's Cockatoo Warrego Highway, Blacksoil @ 27 34 38S 152 42 
Fine but overcast. Major Mitchell's Cockatoo (1) Being chased by 2 Australasian 
Sandra Gallienne

        Pectoral Sandpiper Cross Road Dam, Lower Tenthill
5 observers. Overcast skies, pleasant temperature. Permission sought from 
owners to access site. Pectoral Sandpiper (1) Viewed through scope on sand bar 
in dam. Was difficult to locate as there were many Sharp-tailed Sandpipers 
present which were quite flighty.
Sandra Gallienne

        Pacific baza Childers
At the Apple tree creek camping ground 6km north of the town a baza in nesting 
in a tall eucalyptus tree located in the childrens playground.
Ben Weston

        Little Bittern, Australian Painted Snipe, Spotless Crake, Baillon's 
Crake, Little Grassbird Parklakes Wetland, Bli Bli
This wetland continues to present good birds. The above spp recorded plus both 
spp of whistling ducks and a good variety of other common spp.
Ken Cross

Thu 9 Jan       Oriental Cuckoo Anstead Bushland Reserve
Birding with Ross & Cathy Smith, Vince Budjera & Jack Whiting. Fine, very mild 
morning with 80% cloud cover and a light shower of rain Oriental Cuckoo (1) 
Female. Seen about 08:15 from the bitumen path leading up from the second 
carpark along Hawkesbury Road just before the end of the bitumen on the way to 
Sugar's Quarry, near the large dirt mound and south of the powerlines.
Julie Sarna (1190)

Thu 9 Jan       Buff Banded Rail, Pale Vented Bush Hen and Lewin's Rail 
Kingfisher Park, Kenmore
Sighted 2 adult Buff Banded Rails plus one juvenile (poor quality photo) - 
heard and sighted 2 Pale Vented Bush Hens - all behind Twilight Street. Heard 2 
Lewin's Rails calling, briefly sighted a chick (possibly 2) in the swamp at the 
soccer fields - did not manage to photograph.
Anne Love-Hoskins

Wed 8 Jan       Brown Songlark, Stubble Quail, Horsfield's Bushlark Seven-Mile 
Lagoon, Lockyer Waters
Lagoon dry but lots of good birds still here. Brown Songlark very common, 
plenty of Stubble Quail & Horsfield's Bushlark
Greg Roberts

        Plum-headed Finch Helidon, Lockyer Valley
8 just outside Helidon on Back Flagstone Creek Road; 2 more 6km west of 
Helidon; 20 at Cross Road
Greg Roberts

        Freckled Duck Lake Galletly, University Queensland, Lawes
10 Freckled Duck here, also 4 at Jahnke's Lagoon, 7 at Peach's Lagoon
Greg Roberts

        Black Falcon Lake Clarendon
1 bird
Greg Roberts

        Pectoral Sandpiper Cross Road Dam, Lower Tenthill
1 bird showing nicely
Greg Roberts

        Pacific Black Duck-Mallard-Hybrid Kumbartcho Sanctuary, Eatons Hill
Previously sighted on this lagoon in November and then identified by the 
Kumbartcho birders as a hybrid. This time with a number of Pacific Black Ducks.
Vince Bugeja

        Southern Boobook Kumbartcho Sanctuary, Eatons Hill
Sighted by the Kumbartcho birders on our monthly outing perched in the same 
tree outside the barn where first sighted in December
Vince Bugeja

        Fork Tailed Swift Lake Eden North Lakes Qld 4509
I've photographed Lake Eden for over 10 years and have never seen these was a bad day for photographing and will attempt again 
tomorrow...the lake is now full after a long almost empty spell of about 5 
Tony Schofield

        Powerful Owl Mill Rainforest Board Walk, Mt Mee State Forest
One Powerful Owl roosting in the open in a tree overhanging the creek this 
morning close to midday. Unfortunately I only had a small compact point and 
shoot camera at hand otherwise good photos might have been obtained. When 
commencing the loop part of the walk it is the first creek crossing which has 
the footbridge over the creek with no balustrade. The owl was roosting on the 
left hand side, far bank as you step onto the bridge - very easy to spot.
Marie Tarrant

Tue 7 Jan       Lewin's Rail, Pale-vented Bush-hen Rafting Ground Reserve
Five Lewin's Rails detected, from two areas along Moggill Creek, at low water. 
Two were seen at the water's edge, one bathing (video obtained). Bush-hens 
calling nearby. Habitat: weeds, and some native plants, forming dense cover on 
creek banks.
Roger Jaensch

        Black Kite Bunya Qld.
At least 15 present over the Rubbish Tip,off Bunya Road.
David Redhead

        Fork-tailed Swift Coorparoo
At least 3 in small flock of Needletails low over Old Cleveland Road at 7.30.
Stuart Pickering

Mon 6 Jan       Major Mitchell's Cockatoo Moggill State Forest
Assumed escape, but one also reported nearby at Blacksoil on 10th January by 
Sandra Gallienne - same bird? MODERATORS NOTE (SG) Major Mitchell's Cockatoos 
have been reported from the Frazer 1' Cell via Eremaea lists since December 
2012 with the comment that they have been in the area for 25 years and raised 
several broods. The last sighting from that cell on 01/01/2014 indicated that 
there were 7 birds in total.
Rod Gardner

        Fork-tailed Swift Griffin
Three circling over garden mid am for a few mins before drifting off west. Also 
Black Kite over, a bird that has become scarce again locally after last year's 
Andy Jensen

Sun 5 Jan       Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove, Australian Logrunner, Russet-tailed 
Thrush Mary Cairncross Reserve.
Late afternoon visit found Russet-tailed Thrush (2), Australian Logrunner (2) 
and 4 calling Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove.
Russ Lamb & Mark Coates (UK)

Sun 5 Jan       Terek Sandpiper Toorbul Artificial Roost
Roost hardly utilised this morning, birds refusing to land. Small group of 
Terek Sandpipers stayed briefly in company with Grey-tailed Tattler
Russ Lamb & Mark Coates (UK)

Sun 5 Jan       Lewin's Rail, Spotless Crake Riverhills (Brisbane River via 
Sumners Road)
Two Lewin's Rails and 4 Spotless Crakes calling in dense weedy cover, with 
bulrush adjacent in the intertidal zone, beside Brisbane River. Near western 
end of Sumners Road.
Roger Jaensch

Thu 2 Jan       Pacific Baza Kingfisher Park, Kenmore
This is the first time that I have seen a Pacific Baza in the park. Due to the 
dense bush I couldn't get any closer to get a decent photo.
Anne Love-Hoskins

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