Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
Date: 15 Dec 2014 09:14:09 +1000
   Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

   Published sightings for the week ending 14 Dec 2014.

   Sun 14 Dec Bush-hen Minnippi Parklands
   Pair showed fairly well along Bulimba Creek at 0615
   Stuart Pickering, Colin Reid, Rob Dougherty
   Sat 13 Dec Yellow Rumped Thornbill North Lakes Environmental Park
   Flock of 4 in trees opposite number 7 Morfontaine Street
   Ross and Nat Sinclair
   Asian Dowitcher Osprey House Environmental Centre
   Asian Dowitcher upstream of Osprey House on bend of Pine River this
   morning - same spot as in 2013. Best accessed by viewing from mangroves
   on bend of Dohles Rocks Road. Increased numbers of godwits on visits in
   recent weeks this morning - would be interested to know if the Toorbul
   dowitcher still there or if this is the same bird coming down the coast
   with godwits. Very distant record shot included.
   Andy Jensen
   Fri 12 Dec Spotless Crake Sandy Camp Rd Wetlands
   Seen at the opposite end of the first Lagoon to the observation
   platform, Water levels rising and some birds returning.
   Ken Doy
   Wed 10 Dec Yellow Chat and Zitting Cisticola Cheetham Salt Works, Port
   Alma Rd (restricted access)
   A male and a female active in the area west of the saltworks this
   morning. The female was holding nest material (see attached image), and
   the nest seems to be in an out-of-sight gully just north of the road.
   Very exciting to see this pair! Also, a Zitting Cisticola was
   conspicuous in display, and at least two other birds were present. The
   displaying bird was bullying a Golden-headed Cisticola, which we found
   Henry Coleman and Stanley Tang
   Brown Songlark Tinchi Tamba Wetlands Reserve
   Male on saltbush marsh (Micahel Island area).
   Chris Attewell
   Tue 9 Dec Eastern Grass Owl Bruce Highway, approx. 70km north of
   Saw one bird fly across the highway at about 7pm, landing in the long
   grass on the Eastern side. Unfortunately there was no time to take a
   Henry Coleman and Stanley Tang
   latham's snipe Rickertt Road Pond, Ransome
   was only there for a minute and saw this guy wandering around.
   jeremy wynne
   Mon 8 Dec Pale-vented Bush-hen Brisbane River, Fernvale (Wivenhoe
   Pocket Rd crossing)
   A bird calling on the river bank about 200 m upstream of the crossing
   of Brisbane River by Wivenhoe Pocket Road; thunderstorm approaching.
   Roger Jaensch
   Australian Pratincole Griffin 1' Cell
   This evening just after dusk an Australian Pratincole flew over my
   house calling. Bird was not seen but gave distinctive call several
   times as it headed south. Perhaps bought in by recent storms from the
   west. Will check suitable local spots in the morning to see if it
   landed nearby.
   Andy Jensen
   Wood and Pectoral Sandpipers Dowse Lagoon, Sandgate
   Both birds still present this morning - great cope views. Also 10+
   Latham's Snipe and 11 Glossy Ibis. Water levels on the rise. iPhone
   photo of a snipe!
   Rob Morris
   Sat 6 Dec Black-necked Stork Buckley's Hole
   A single adult male at the southern end of the lagoon. [Also seen was a
   single Latham's Snipe flying across the lagoon.]
   Richard Nowotny & Diana Bryant
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