Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 22 Sep 2014 09:52:14 +1000
   Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

   Published sightings for the week ending 21 Sep 2014.

   Sun 21 Sep Shining Bronze-Cuckoo (2) Gold Creek Reservoir
   One adult Shining Bronze-Cuckoo (race plagosus) seen in the riparian
   vegetation near the car park. Later, a young SBC was seen along Gold's
   Creek, upstream from the bridge. When I first saw the bird it appeared
   to be hassling a couple of Brown Thornbills by chasing them around.
   However, it turned out that it was merely following its hosts, begging
   to be fed! The cuckoo was at least twice the size of its hosts, being
   similar in size to the adult we'd seen previously, and the poor little
   Thornbills were very busy trying to find food for it. We saw them feed
   it several times. The barring on the SBCs breast was only starting to
   develop, from the from the flanks to the centre, and its iridescent
   feathers on the wings and back were only just starting to come in. It
   was giving an extremely high pitched begging call - an incessant series
   of "see" sounds, about once a second.
   Elliot Leach; Chris Burwell; Louise Ashton
   Sat 20 Sep Red-footed Booby, Tahiti Petrel, Kermadec Petrel,
   Black-bellied Storm-petrel Offshore--Southport pelagic
   One immature Red-footed Booby, 2 returning Tahiti Petrels, 2 Kermadec
   Petrels, 3 Black-bellied Storm-petrels.
   Paul Walbridge & Nikolas Haass for all on the Southport Pelagic
   Thu 18 Sep australian owlet nightjar Myora Springs, North Stradbroke
   Juvenile in tree hollow
   Doug Harding
   Black-necked Stork Lake Macdonald
   Male seen at Jabiru Park/Fearnley bird hide. Full list on eBird.
   Sarah Beavis
   Tue 16 Sep Collared Sparrowhawk University of Queensland (St Lucia)
   One male Collared Sparrowhawk in the paperbark trees in the corner of
   the main lake, at the junction of Staff House Rd, at 10:45am. Bird was
   getting serious attention from miners, Pied Butcherbirds, magpies,
   currawongs and even lapwings. Still hung around for a good ten minutes,
   allowing for good looks. The first time I've seen this species on
   campus for over five years (Brown Goshawk is semi-regular). Photo
   attached with miner visible for size comparison.
   Russell Yong
   Mon 15 Sep Black Kite Bruce Highway, Narangba.
   Near landfill site , West of highway
   David Redhead
   Asian Dowitcher Toorbul--high tide roost
   Present again this afternoon
   David Redhead
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