Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 3 Mar 2014 03:02:15 +1000

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 2 Mar 2014.

Sun 2 Mar Australian Little Bittern Parklake Wetlands, Bli Bli
Pair of Bitterns showing well
Ross Monks

Australian Little Bittern Parklakes Bli Bli
Male and female seen well this morning at various spots from 05:30 to 09:00
James Lagden, Ross Monks

Plum-headed Finch Prior's Pocket, Moggill
Four birds along the river about 200 metres to the south of the end of the road. At least on adult male and one adult female. Hoary-headed Grebe still on the farm dam.
Rod Gardner

Sat 1 Mar Black-breasted Button-quail Inskip Point
2 females seen on forest path to the point at 6.30 am. Also 1 Beach Stone-curlew roosting high on the beach on the Fraser side of the point at high tide.
Anne Burgess

Lewin's Rail Ashridge Rd, Darra to Edenbrooke Dr, 17 Mile Rocks
Nine Lewin's Rails, representing 4 or 5 pairs, detected (1 seen in flight) along 1.0 km of weedy creek with near-continuous dense cover, mid-morning. Birds were mostly at same sites as where the rails were found in early December. Some loss of habitat due to control works on woody weeds and creepers.
Roger Jaensch

Peregrine Falcon Paradise Point
Frantic Noisy Miner alarm calls alerted me to a Peregrine Falcon fly over this afternoon. The bird circled a few times before moving south.
Todd Burrows

Wed 26 Feb Eastern Whipbird Myuna Park, Balmoral, Brisbane
Sole whipbird has been present in the native bushland (Myuna park) for the past week. Last sighting of a whipbird in the park was approx 6 - 8 years ago.
Ross Stephens

Square-tailed Kite Mt Cootha
A single adult bird seen cruising just above the tree tops, about 5:00 pm, near the kiosk/lookout.
Andrew Eacott

Tue 25 Feb Nankeen Night-heron St Lucia (including The University of Queensland)
One bird hunting on the culvert of the lake closest to the uni bus stop, seen at about 7:30pm. Also seen about the same time on the night of the 24th. This is the exact spot where I reported one late last year and it appears this may be the same bird which, while not resident, now uses UQ as a regular hunting spot. Bear in mind others have been reported recently from nearby West End/Dutton Park.
Russell Yong

Sun 23 Feb Yellow Chat 12 Mile Creek, Marmor
Single male Yellow Chat observed about 300 metres north easterly direction from parking area at Yellow Chat site on 12 mile flying along creek-line then diving into grass area on observing me. This was my 5th visit to 12 Mile and /or the Pt Alma Salt-works so persistence has finally paid off.
Rob Burgoyne

Franklin's Gull Lake Barambah (Bjelke-Petersen Dam)
The gull spent most of today resting on the far shore opposite the van park boat ramp, apart from flying past the ramp at 10 am. At 4.30 pm it bathed and preened below the lookout at the dam wall [at the end of the road]. Between 5 and 6 it joined the gulls and pelicans for scraps at the fish cleaning table by the van park ramp.
Rob Elvish

Sat 15 Feb Plum-headed Finch, Pale-vented Bush-hen Colleges Crossing
Pairs and small parties of Plum-headed Finches feeding on grass seeds on tall and short tussocks beside the broad river pool. Bush-hens calling along channel/bank on Mt Crosby side of river.
Roger Jaensch

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