Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 10 Nov 2014 08:37:05 +1000
   Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

   Published sightings for the week ending 9 Nov 2014.

   Sun 9 Nov Eastern Ground Parrot, King Quail Noosa, Sunshine Coast
   Ground Parrot and King Quail seen in remnant wallum heath patch. Site
   not publicised because of potential threat to Ground Parrot population.
   Greg Roberts
   Sooty Owl, Marbled Frogmouth Mapleton National Park
   Sooty Owl and Marbled Frogmouth both heard and seen well shortly after
   Grass Owl and Large-tailed Nightjar sightings.
   Greg Roberts
   Large-tailed Nightjar, Eastern Grass Owl, Australian Little Bittern
   Yandina Creek Wetlands
   Large-tailed Nightjar seen and heard at dusk; southern extension of
   range for this species along with recent Bli Bli record. Australian
   Little Bittern calling at same time. Pair of Eastern Grass Owls also
   performing nicely.
   Greg Roberts
   Blue-billed Duck Keongs Dam, Speeds Road, near Oakey
   Two blue-billed ducks at eastern end near reeds, among hundreds of
   pink-ears, grey teal, hardheads & Pacific black ducks. Also 50+
   sharp-tailed sandpipers, 2 marsh sands and lots of whiskered terns and
   red-necked avocets. Unfortunately access to the actual waterbody is not
   Terry Reis
   Sat 8 Nov Yellow Honeyeater White Patch/Wright's Creek
   As per previously reported in small park next to Wrights Creek. Bird
   was feeding in Silky Oak, Melaleuca and low bushes at front of park.
   Please respect the privacy of the households adjoining the park..
   Chris Attewell
   Freckled Duck & Galah/Corella hybrid Lake Gallety, Gatton campus of UQ
   Two Freckled Ducks seen, loafing on spit at back of waterbody. Also an
   apparent hybrid Galah/ Corella. Looked somewhat like a leucistic Galah,
   except for bill length and skin around the eye. Called like Little
   Terry Reis & Rod Hobson
   Blue-billed Duck Lake Clarendon
   10 Blue-billed Ducks and 2 Musk Ducks seen at Lake Clarendon. Most of
   the blue-bills were very distant, requiring a telescope to view. Single
   Sharp-tailed and Marsh Sandpipers also present.
   Terry Reis & Rod Hobson
   Fri 7 Nov White Cheeked Honeyeaters Lamington National Park--Duck Creek
   2 White Cheekies came in for a wash in a very small creek which is a
   fair surprise here. Seen preening and in a couple trees before heading
   south. Calling as they went.
   Duncan Fowler, Carmen Ludcke, Annette O'Reilly, Birdweek Crew
   Thu 6 Nov Black Falcons Eagleby Wetlands, Beenleigh
   2 falcons in hot windy part of the day overhead for a while and west
   over the suburbs. Very dry here lately, not unlike more typical inland
   Duncan Fowler and O'Reilly's Birdweek Crew
   Square-tailed Kite Mt Cootha, Brisbane, Qld
   The Square-tailed Kite decided to brave the outside world this morning
   and I found it just up and to the right of it's nest. Later it was
   reported back in it's nest. I suppose it just wasn't brave enough yet
   and found it easier to eat it's meal in the nest.
   Paul Turner
   Wood Sandpiper Sandgate--Dowse Lagoon
   Still present this morning from southern viewing platform
   Chris Attewell
   Wed 5 Nov Lewin's Rail, Spotless Crake, Black-necked Stork, Red-necked
   Avocet, Mallard Yandina Creek Wetlands, Sunshine Coast
   5 Lewin's Rail calling (1 seen), 12 Spotless Crake calling (3 seen), 1
   male Black-necked Stork, Red-necked Avocet a rare species on Sunshine
   Coast, 1 free-flying Mallard (Mallards in SEQ are nearly always
   domesticated or semi-domesticated). Also Little Grassbird, 20+ Latham's
   Snipe, Red-kneed Dotterel, Glossy Ibis. This newly discovered wetland
   is threatened with development.
   Greg Roberts
   Black-shouldered kite Brisbane Valley Rail Trail--Pine Mt South
   Pair in large gum East of Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, between Walter
   Zimmerman Park and Bayley's Road. GPS: -27.568478, 152.715652
   Peter Horler
   Tue 4 Nov Wood Sandpiper, White-Winged Black Tern Sandgate--Dowse
   Wood sandpiper still present and showing well in front of southern
   platform with the White-winged Black Tern frequently passing by close
   in. Also Red-necked Avocets, Marsh Sands & Curlew Sands still.
   Chris Attewell
   Mon 3 Nov White-winged Black Tern Sandgate--Dowse Lagoon
   Single bird fishing back and forth along the southern bank, in front of
   the Keogh St hide late Monday evening. Noticeably smaller than the
   Whiskereds present, Whiskereds gave it grief each time it passed them.
   Evidently still present Tuesday morning.
   Ged Tranter
   Square-tailed Kite Mt Coot-Tha Forest
   Greg Roberts
   Sun 2 Nov Yellow Honeyeater Banksia Beach, Bribie Island
   A single bird perhaps 800 kilometres out of range and the first record
   for south-east Qld.
   Greg Roberts
   Sat 1 Nov Pink-eared Duck Winya Rd Dams, Kilcoy
   170 Pink-eared Duck on the main dam.
   Dezmond Wells
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