White-headed Pigeons

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White-headed Pigeon, Kensington Heights

Postby Mick Atzeni » Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:36 pm

Saw a female on the wires in Mackenzie St, near Barrymount Cres, this morning around 8:40.
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More records

Postby Mick Atzeni » Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:04 pm

One bird, 24.08.08, Niddrie Drive, Middle Ridge (John Gibson, Barb & Rob Learmonth)
Two birds, 28.08.08, Isaac St on powerlines near railway bridge, North Toowoomba
One female, 28.08.08, on ground cnr Curzon and Margaret Sts, East Toowoomba
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White-headed Pigeons in the usual place

Postby Mick Atzeni » Sun Sep 14, 2008 11:12 pm

As I was driving home, saw a pair feeding on the ground under a Camphor Laurel around 4pm 11/9/08 at the usual spot on corner of Curzon and Margaret Sts. They were surprisingly tame, only taking flight when a pedestrian got to within 3-4m. A wildlife encounter wasted on the pedestrian, going by her nonchalant reaction.

Thank goodness, for drive-by birders!
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Mt Lofty sighting

Postby Mick Atzeni » Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:21 pm

At 5:15pm today, saw six White-headed Pigeons flying east near Jellicoe St, Mt Lofty, Toowoomba.
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A dozen pigeons on Prince Henry

Postby Mick Atzeni » Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:38 pm

Twelve White-headed Pigeons in and around a bird feeder at 108 (not 110 as reported previously) Prince Henry Drive, Prince Henry Heights, this morning around 7am. A mix of adult and immature birds. Well worth checking out if you've never had much of a look at these appealing birds, especially in numbers.
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White headed pigeons

Postby Barb Learmonth » Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:55 pm

Single white headed pigeon seen at Niddrie Drive 18/9/08
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Boyce's Rainforest

Postby Mick Atzeni » Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:32 pm

Two White-headed Pigeons seen in Boyce's Rainforest, Mt Lofty, yesterday morning.
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Prince Henry Drive WHPs 13/10/08

Postby Mick Atzeni » Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:59 pm

Yesterday, one bird at 108 Prince Henry Drive, along with numerous Peaceful Doves, a Bar-shouldered Dove and 3 Brush-turkeys.

Two White-headed Pigeons in dead trees about 150m along the one way section of PHD.
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White-headed Pigeon

Postby Pat McConnell » Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:35 pm

Kath and I saw two White-headed Pigeons on the cnr of North and Ruthven Streets Toowoomba on Monday 13 October and two at Highfields on Saturday 4 October.
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White-headed Pigeon

Postby Pat McConnell » Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:43 pm

Kath and I saw two White-headed Pigeons at the eastern end of Spring Street on Sunday 3 November.
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The one that got away ...

Postby Mick Atzeni » Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:25 pm

Folks

Both Pat & I forgot to mention the one the Unleaded Petrels couldn't count a week ago on the Birds Qld Twitchathon. Flew over the car at eastern end of Margaret St but only two of the four team members saw it clearly to ID it.
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White-headed Pigeons thin on the ground

Postby Mick Atzeni » Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:43 am

My WHPs sightings locally have dropped off markedly. Camphor Laurels must be finished fruiting.

One bird seen 9/12 Prince Henry Drive. Another this morning (6.30) on powerlines along Cohoe St near Herries St, East Toowoomba.
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White-headed Pigeons: 'tis the season.

Postby Mick Atzeni » Fri May 20, 2011 12:13 am

After two years at Upper Lockyer, the temporary move back up town (Middle Ridge) has reunited me with an old favourite in White-headed Pigeon. They only occasionally venture into the yard from the adjacent Glen Lomond Park. I hear them more often than I see them. This morning I walked out the front door and disturbed two that appeared to flush from underneath a flowering wattle.

Then on my way to work along the camphor laurel-lined stretch of Margaret St near the Curzon St T-junction I saw another one. Whilst this is a well-known site for them, this is my first there this year, and I drive that route daily.
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