Spring beyond

Sightings anywhere within a 250 km radius of Toowoomba, but excluding the local survey area (see above), for the period 1 Sep - 30 Nov 2010.

Spring beyond

Postby gileas » Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:53 pm

A few interesting sightings to help beef up the spring beyond list:

Shy Albatross 25/11/10 Race salvini (probable first QLD record) Taken into care alive on South Stradbroke Island, now at Seaworld (via Rob Morris)
Tahiti Petrel 27/11/10 Southport pelagic
Gould's Petrel 27/11/10 Southport pelagic
Black-winged Petrel 27/11/10 Southport pelagic
Black Petrel 16/10/10 Southport pelagic (via Rob Morris)
Streaked Shearwater 23/10/10 Pt Lookout (via Colin Reid & Stuart Warren)
Buller's Shearwater 23/10/10 Pt Lookout (via Colin Reid & Stuart Warren)
King Quail (heard) 7/11/10 Cooloola NP
Arctic Jaeger 27/11/10 Southport pelagic
Long-tailed Jaeger 16/10/10 Southport pelagic (via Rob Morris)
Emerald Dove 16/10/10 Rainbow Forest Park, Fig Tree Pocket
Brush Bronzewing 7/11/10 Cooloola NP
Ground Parrot 7/11/10 Cooloola NP
Masked Owl 10/11/10 slopes of Mt Glorious (via Roger McNeill)
Horsfield's Bushlark 16/11/10 Coolmunda Dam
Southern Emu-wren 7/11/10 Cooloola NP
Eastern Bristlebird - The EBB recovery team have found an EBB in an area never seen before. Very exciting! Sorry, don't know the location. Contact Sheena Gillman if you want to become a volunteer.
Fairy Gerygone 7/11/10 Inskip Point
Black-chinned Honeyeater 16/10/10 Sheepstation Creek EP
Spotted Bowerbird 16/11/10 ~10km south of Inglewood on the Inglewood-Texas Rd

Chris Sanderson

ps. Spotted Bowerbird takes my year list to 351. Hoping to add a few more before the end of the year!
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More for Spring

Postby Mick Atzeni » Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:48 pm


Thanks for these and good news about the Eastern Bristlebird.

Also my heartiest congratulations on achieving your SEQ Big Year target - it was no trivial feat - and many thanks for sharing your trials and triumphs along the way on this forum. Enjoyed every posting and we've all learnt a few things along the way.

Following a recent appeal on Birding-Aus, these reports have come in too.

From Tom Tarrant:
Emerald Dove 27/11/10 Dayboro
Gavin Goodyear recently had 3 Barred Cuckoo-shrike at his Lacey's Creek property (-27.22533, 152.72701)
Black-chinned Honeyeater (heard) 7/11/10 Ranger Road, Adare

From Roy Sonnenburg :
Grey Goshawk Seen nesting at Cove Rd Stanmore (near Woodford)17/11/10
Emerald Dove Seen at Apex Park on Pine River at Dayboro 17/10/10
Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove Seen at Cove Rd Stanmore 17/11/10
Ground Parrot Seen near pump station Cooloola NP 25/10/10
Masked Owl Seen Northbrook Parkway near Red Cedar Picnic area 28/09/10
White-throated Nightjar at Slaughter Falls car park Mt Coot-tha 17/10/10
Fairy Gerygone at Inskip Point 25/10/10
Dusky Honeyeater at Toorbul Point 16/10/10

From Gary Oliver .://..birdshootaustralia.blogspot.com<*>
Seen 27/11 on Southport Pelagic organised by Paul Walbridge:
Tahiti Petrel
Gould's Petrel
Black-winged Petrel
Wilson’s Storm-Petrel (not on list)
Arctic Jaeger

28th Nov
Spotted Bowerbird - [awaiting location details]

From Roger McNeill, Samford Valley, SEQ:
King Quail - Samsonvale, Gold Scrub Road 23-Oct
Emerald Dove - My Yard on Saturday, Cedar Creek and many other times, Apex Park, Dayboro...any day of the week...seen a few doz times
Rose-crowned FD - heaps, saw at Miala last Saturday, heard one at Samsonvale, Gold Scrub on this Sat
Masked Owl - five sightings this year on my property...above...last one was two weeks ago - 11-Nov, 24-Oct, 18th-March etc...
White-throated Nightjar - dozens this year on my block...overwintered
Barred Cuckoo-shrike - 25-October, Dayboro at at fruiting fig

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Southport Pelagic

Postby gileas » Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:40 pm

Hi Mick,

Thanks for your kind words. I've had a great time with my year list, and will in time write it all up properly for Bird-O. When I do I'll send a link.

One slight correction on the Southport Pelagic, and with all due respect to Gary, Paul Walbridge was unwilling to attach an ID to the large Skua we saw, and Rob Morris is certain (and I agree based on our limited view) that it was a South-polar, not a Brown. It would be highly unusual to have Brown Skua off Southport at this time of year, whereas they had South-polar on the October trip and in November in previous years also. I would have loved a better view, either species seen well enough would have been a lifer and a year bird!

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Brown Skua

Postby Mick Atzeni » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:10 pm

OK, will remove.

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White-winged Black Tern, Dusky Honeyeater

Postby Mick Atzeni » Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:45 am

From Jan England:

White-winged Black Terns - at Noosa on 23/11 during survey with Jill Dening.

Dusky Honeyeater - seen at her home in Palmwoods (6.40.55 x 152.57.16) every month this year but more often in Winter.

Thanks Jan.
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