Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 24 Nov 2014 08:00:24 +1000
   Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

   Published sightings for the week ending 23 Nov 2014.

   Sat 22 Nov Australian Little Bittern Parklakes Wetlands (Bli Bli)
   1 male. also Baillon's Crake, Spotless Crake
   Greg Roberts
   Black-tailed Native-hen Lake Galletly (University of Queensland -
   Gatton campus)
   Foraging in front of the hide. Phone pic of camera screen attached.
   Chris Wiley
   Pectoral Sandpiper Dowse Lagoon, Sandgate
   Still two Pecs this morning, together most of time (bird with brighter
   bill noticeably smaller), along with the Wood Sand and White-winged
   Tern which were also present. Birds viewed from platform at Keogh
   Street end. Site looks amazing at the moment, hopefully the run of good
   waders there continues...
   Andy Jensen
   Thu 20 Nov Asian Dowitcher Toorbul--high tide roost
   1 roosting at high tide
   Greg Roberts
   Wood Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, White-winged Tern Dowse Lagoon,
   1 of each - all three at Keogh Street end of lagoon near viewing
   Greg Roberts
   Tue 18 Nov Red Wattlebird Tewantin, near creeks off Outlook Drive
   This is the second time I have seen this species whilst walking the
   dog. It was obviously a species of wattle but really large in
   comparison to the little wattle species, didnt get close enough to
   catch sight of the wattles themselves but the flash of yellow plumage
   below the breast and extended tail are unmistakable...local noisy
   minors were not happy! Thought I'd send a post as the traditional
   distribution seems to stop short of our region. Would be interested in
   hearing from anyone else who has sighted this species.
   Scott Barton
   Broad-billed Sandpiper, Lewin's Rail, Spotless Crake, Baillon's Crake
   Yandina Creek Wetlands
   1 Broad-billed Sandpiper among waders. 2 Lewin's Rail, 1 showing well.
   Several Spotless Crake + 1 Baillon's Crake
   Greg Roberts
   Pectoral Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper Dowse Lagoon, Sandgate
   Pectoral Sandpiper associating with Sharpie flock in NE corner with
   Wood Sandpiper nearby. Good scoped views from hide.
   Chris Attewell
   Sun 9 Nov 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
   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
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