Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 24 Mar 2014 03:02:01 +1000

Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

Published sightings for the week ending 23 Mar 2014.

Sun 23 Mar Wood Sandpiper Dowse Lagoon, Sandgate.
Bird reported yesterday still present until 11.30 today At viewing platform on Western side.
David Redhead

Eastern Yellow Wagtail, Nankeen Night-Heron, Spotless Crake Sandy Camp Road Wetlands Reserve
Eastern Yellow Wagtail still showing well. One (or two) adult Nankeen Night-Heron(s) and a Spotless Crake.
Nikolas Haass & Raja Stephenson

Sat 22 Mar Glossy black cockatoo Duck Creek Rd at 28° 12' 06S 153° 06' 11'' E
Further to John Weigel's 14/3 #216692 sighting I did a walk along Duck Creek Road and gullies yesterday and sighted 7 glossy's along the ridge line. One group had M & F and juvenile. Second group had two pairs. Also feeding nearby Yellow tail black cockatoos. Present also were Rose Robin (male), and flock of ten Little Lorikeets. No sign of Turquoise parrots despite many km covered.
Pete Taylor

Wood Sandpiper Dowse Lagoon, Sandgate
Single bird actively feeding at the northern end of the lagoon today at 12pm, was still there when I left at 1pm. Was on the north-western shoreline, around the same place as last year's wagtail.
Ged Tranter

Eastern Yellow Wagtail, Black Bittern Sandy Camp Road Wetlands Reserve
Great looks at both The Eastern Yellow Wagtail and 1-2 Black Bitterns this morning.
Rob Morris

Fri 21 Mar Broad-billed Sandpiper Port of Brisbane Wader Roost - Fishermans Island
Still a few birds around today but not, as far as I could tell, in the numbers reported recently. I counted eighteen birds feeding on the mudflats beyond the second hide. A few are starting to colour up a bit.
Steve Murray

Eastern Yellow Wagtail Sandy Camp Road Wetlands Reserve
For those who haven't seen this bird yet, it was showing well again today in the third lagoon. Best seen from the narrow peninsula between the second and third lagoons.
Steve Murray

Wed 19 Mar Black Bittern Sandy Camp Road Wetlands Reserve
Adult Black Bittern in a tree next to the Paoyrus Bushes where it was reported before.
Peter Boyd

Tue 18 Mar Eastern Yellow Wagtail Sandy Camp Road Wetlands Reserve
Observed between 4.30 and 5.00 pm in amongst lily pads in front of the peninsula area of the third lagoon ( as in previous sightings).
Kathy R. Clark

Broad-billed Sandpiper, Pacific Reef-Egret Port of Brisbane Wader Roost - Fishermans Island
This morning there was a large flock of approximately 110 and another small flock of 26 Broad-billed Sandpipers (i.e. 136 in total, +/- error). There was also a dark morph Pacific Reef-Egret. See also Mike Bysouth's eBird list:
Nikolas Haass, Raja Stephenson, Mike Bysouth, Pat Stockwell

Grey-tailed Tattler Sandgate Foreshore between 9th and 10th Avenues
One (1) Grey-tailed Tattler, 30 Bar-tailed Godwits, 8 Pacific Golden Plovers, 12 Curlew Sandpipers and 2 Red-necked Stints.
Anne Burgess

Eastern Yellow Wagtail Sandy Camp Road Wetlands Reserve
Bird still showing well early this morning on far lagoon as viewed from 'peninsula'.
Chris Attewell

Mon 17 Mar Oriental Cuckoo (1) Helidon Spa Golf-course
A hepatic bird with extremely golden-brown upper plumage was seen in flight at the north-eastern corner of the site.
Michael Wood

Eastern Yellow Wagtail Sandy Camp Road Wetlands Reserve
Seen in area previously reported
Rae Clark and Karen Blake

Sun 16 Mar Broad-billed Sandpiper Port of Brisbane Wader Roost - Fishermans Island
132 present for monthly count by QWSG.
QWSG Counters

Sat 15 Mar Kermadec Petrel, Great-winged Petrel, Tahiti Petrel, Black Noddy, Pomerine Jaeger Southport Pelagic
A quiet March trip with 1 dark Kemadec, 2 Great-winged Petrels (gouldi), c20 Tahiti Petrels, 1 Black Noddy, 2-3 Pomerine Jaegers (inc. a fresh adult - see Picture), Wedge-tailed, Flesh-footed & Hutton's Shearwaters, c8 Wilson's Storm Petrels.
Rob Morris on the Southport Pelagic organised by Paul Walbridge

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