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.
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.
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
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
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..
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.
Wood Sandpiper Sandgate--Dowse Lagoon
Still present this morning from southern viewing platform
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.
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
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.
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.
Square-tailed Kite Mt Coot-Tha Forest
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.
Sat 1 Nov Pink-eared Duck Winya Rd Dams, Kilcoy
170 Pink-eared Duck on the main dam.
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