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October 2018

Wed 17 Pale-vented Bush-hen
Heard calling in mangroves along the river in two areas along the Brisbane Corso. Two birds were seen. Area between Newcastle Street and just past Princess Street but could be anywhere along there. eBird checklist Rae Clark 17/10 #235792 Sun 14 Satin Flycatcher
Alligator Creek, Rossmoya One male, first I have seen at this location. Leaden flycatchers and the other usuals present also. Andrew McDougall 18/10 #235803 Tue 9 MUSK LORIKEET
442 Bunburra road, Bunburra 4310 A flock of about 12 feeding in flowering BLUE GUMS along with Rainbow and Scaly-Brested Lorikeets . Also in area are White-winged Trillers. Errol stenzel 9/10 #235709 highlight Radjah Shelduck
Sandstone Point (Pebble Beach Common) found this morning by Valerie Laird Greg Roberts 9/10 #235708 Sun 7 Red-rumped parrot
FRAZER 1' CELL Found on powerlines in thick fog. Ed Frazer 8/10 #235697 Shining Bronze-Cuckoo (NZ race lucidus)
nr Railway St, Dayboro Bird ID'd as race lucidus due to green crown and whitish-face. Lower mandible base grey. Feeding on small insects in emergent jacaranda flowers. Tom Tarrant, Brian and Dell Coates, Richard and Linda Noske 7/10 #235688 Sat 6 Rufous Songlark
Woodward Rd, Armstrong Creek Unexpected find whilst trying to capture audio of singing White-winged Trillers Tom Tarrant 6/10 #235663

September 2018

Sun 30 highlight Black-tailed Native-hen
Wattle Rd end, pond behind the school. Ged Tranter 30/9 #235602 Fri 28 Dollarbird
kim cumes 28/9 #235575 Thu 27 Major Mitchell Cockatoos
Highworth Range, Kureelpa Highly probable sighting of a pair in back yard on birdbath. Could be escapees ??? Has anyone else spotted them in the Blackall Ranges area? PAUL GRAY 28/9 #235568 White-throated Needletail
Pinbarren Four birds seen morning towards the south east. First sighting for this season Steve Popple 27/9 #235557 Wed 26 Eastern Koel
Robina Village, Gold Coast Heard at 630am today- A bit early for this area. (Editors note - Ebird shows a number of records in SEQ this spring already.) Terry Dillon 26/9 #235551 Tue 25 crimson rosella
clearwater street, ormiston two birds in tree calling jeremy wynne 25/9 #235544 Sun 23 highlight Australian Pratincole
Feeding on the highway side of the lake, back from the waterline near the grass area. Single bird observed for the afternoon. Photo taken from campground side of fence, included for reference. Kim Cumes and Pauline Brennan 24/9 #235542 Pectoral Sandpiper
Single bird with 200+ sharpies. Ged Tranter and Michael Daley 23/9 #235526 Sat 22 Dollar Bird
Oyster Creek, West Burleigh, Gold Coast First sighting for the season to Birdline CSQ Rhonda Ramadge 22/9 #235510 Fri 21 highlight Mixed woodswallows.
Taabinga, Kingaroy south. From 9 a.m. today, till 5.30 pm, mixed flocks of white browed, masked and black faced woodswallows almost continuously in flocks from 30 to 50, up to over 100, with rarely a time all day with none in sight, guessing in the thousands, some coming down to feed in flowering eucalypts, then continuing in a general easterly direction. East coast birders, prepare yourselves. Doug Armstrong 21/9 #235498 White-browed Woodswallow
Heard numbers flying high overhead on and off for over 1.5 hours this morning, while bushwalking in remote rainforest in the park. The forest was so dense and tall that it was very difficult to see the birds, but eventually through gaps in the canopy - with binocs on maximum focal length - I saw up to 4 at a time, specks in the sky but easily recognisable by their shape and conspicuous white-tipped tail, and of course, the calls. Richard Noske 21/9 #235497 Square-tailed Kite
Enoggerah Dam Great to observe a single StK effortlessly gliding just above the canopy across from the swimming area today. And for us southerners from Victoria, a treat to see two Bush Stone-curlews on the edge of the carpark this is a very rare species in Victoria & 2 Jacana. No Sea-Eagle but we didn't get very far along the lake track...other BoP were Whistling Kite & Brown Goshawk. Martin O'Brien 21/9 #235491
Outside normal range Early arrival; late departure Interesting behaviour Threatened Hard to see Unusual habitat Uncommon in area
Rare Endangered Vagrant Irruption Unusual numbers
Rare vagrant Rare migrant