Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 3 Nov 2014 08:01:32 +1000
   Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

   Published sightings for the week ending 2 Nov 2014.

   Sun 2 Nov Tahiti Petrel, Providence Petrel, Dollarbird
   Offshore--Southport pelagic
   Good numbers of Tahiti Petrels (15+) back for the summer. A couple of
   Providence Petrels which are scarce in Novemeber off Southport and a
   lone Dollarbird heading ashore from just inside the continent shelf.
   Rob Morris and all on board the Southport Pelagic organised by Paul
   Australasian Shoveler Buckleys Hole,Bribie Island
   A single female
   Greg Roberts
   Yellow Honeyeater Banksia Beach, Bribie Island
   A single bird perhaps 800 kilometres out of range and the first record
   for south-east Queensland.
   Greg Roberts
   Yellow Oriole Proserpine River, Glen Isla Road, Proserpine
   A number of Yellow Orioles heard calling along the banks of the
   Proserpine River. Have not heard them this far South before. Have
   recorded the call on my mobile - quite distant, but perceivable.
   Dale Mengel
   Wood Sandpiper Sandgate--Dowse Lagoon
   Bird reported last two days still present this morning from platform at
   Southern end.
   David Redhead
   Sat 1 Nov Wood Sandpiper Sandgate--Dowse Lagoon
   Still present this evening - easiest viewing from the south-west
   corner. The bird is quite distant - best viewing with a telescope.
   Rob Morris
   Wood Sandpiper; Latham's Snipe (2); Whiskered Tern Sandgate--Dowse
   One Wood Sandpiper still present this morning in the shallow water on
   the left hand side of the southern end of the lagoon, feeding in
   company with Marsh Sandpiper. Sharpies and Curlew Sandpipers also
   nearby. A pair of Latham's Snipe were feeding and then resting on a
   weedy little island to the right of where the Wood Sandpiper was -
   basically directly in front of the shelter at the southern end.
   Whiskered Tern also about this morning.
   Elliot Leach
   Fri 31 Oct Wood Sandpiper Sandgate--Dowse Lagoon
   Single bird towards the southern end at 5pm this evening, quite far out
   Ged Tranter
   Rose-ringed Parakeet East Brisbane
   A single escaped Rose-ringed Parakeet flew past our house at 7:55am.
   Told from similar Psittacula species by diagnostic flight call, size
   and jizz. To my knowledge the two most commonly kept subspecies of
   Rose-ringed Parakeet are P. k. borealis (nw Pakistan to se China and c
   Burma) and P. k. manillensis (s India, Sri Lanka), whereas the two
   African subspecies P. k. parvirostris and P. k. krameri are not known
   in captivity in Australia. Another Psittacula species commonly kept as
   a pet in Australia is Alexandrine Parakeet P. eupatria. Both species
   Rose-ringed Parakeet and Alexandrine Parakeet are highly adaptable and
   invasive, and hence could provide a huge problem for Australia's
   Nikolas Haass
   Thu 30 Oct Freckled Duck Toowoomba Bicentennial Waterbird Habitat
   Single bird seen in the middle pond. Still present Oct 31st.
   Glenda Fitzpatrick
   Black-necked Stork Sandy Camp Road Wetlands
   Single bird on roadside pond early this morning. Also Nankeen Night
   Chris Attewell
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