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
Black-necked Stork Lake Macdonald
Male seen at Jabiru Park/Fearnley bird hide. Full list on eBird.
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.
Mon 15 Sep Black Kite Bruce Highway, Narangba.
Near landfill site , West of highway
Asian Dowitcher Toorbul--high tide roost
Present again this afternoon
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