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
Black-tailed Native-hen Lake Galletly (University of Queensland -
Foraging in front of the hide. Phone pic of camera screen attached.
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...
Thu 20 Nov Asian Dowitcher Toorbul--high tide roost
1 roosting at high tide
Wood Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, White-winged Tern Dowse Lagoon,
1 of each - all three at Keogh Street end of lagoon near viewing
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.
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
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.
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. http://ebird.org/ebird/australia/hotspot/L3148778
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.
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