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Sat 18highlightBlack Honeyeater
Highfields Falls, near Toowoomba
At least three Black Honeyeaters (two males and one female) seen at about 8:40am near the middle of the Kingfisher circuit. Watched them for about 15min. They were mostly perched high up on dead branches, with intermittent hawking around the tops of trees. eBird checklist
Malcolm Graham 20/8 #235153
Fri 17highlightBlack Honeyeater
Goondiwindi Botanic Gardens
Five or six birds feeding on (males defending) flowering Eremophila bignonifolia
Mike Wood 20/8 #235151

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Mon 20highlightHudsonian Godwit, Banded Stilt and returning shorebirds
Lake Wollumboola
Returns are arriving early this year: 3 Sharpies 9 Curlew Sandpipers 20 odd RNS 20 Red Knots 16 Double-banded Plovers 100 Red-capped Plovers 110 Barwits 1 Hudwit 230 Red-necked Avocet 1 Banded Stilt 60 Black-winged Stilt 9 Black-fronted Dotterel 2 Pied Oiks 6 Masked Lapwing Much of the southern end of the lake is turning into a beautiful shallow lagoon. The lake should see good numbers of migrant shorebirds this year.
Demetrios Bertzeletos 20/8 #235152
Leaden Flycatcher
Fingal Peninsula
At least 5 birds present and possibly more. Three males and 2 females observed. My first returns for the season.
David Charley 20/8 #235150
Brown Songlark, migrating passerines
Wurrungwuri Reserve, Moorebank
A single Brown Songlark (male, by size) not in breeding plumage, silent, flushed from dense grass. Lots of migrants moving through the trees: about 500 Yellow-faced Honeyeaters, 50 Fuscous Honeyeaters and 30 White-naped Honeyeaters, 250 Silvereyes (apparently all Tasmanian subspecies lateralis) and 3 Striated Pardalotes (presumed Tasmanian Yellow-tipped, but not confirmed). eBird checklist
David James 20/8 #235143
Sat 18Pacific Gulls
Kamay Botany Bay National Park - Kurnell
Two Pacific Gulls feeding on a washed up electric ray. Also nearby was Pied Oystercatcher.
Matthew Mo 20/8 #235147
Ground Cuckoo-Shrike (2), Banded Lapwing (8), Black Falcon (1)
Oolambeyan National Park
This was part of the Murrumbidgee Field Naturalists weekend camp at Oolambeyan - most birds seen were all recorded on Saturday 18th. Weather was extremely cold and windy - not ideal conditions for birding. No Plains Wanderers were found on the Friday evening search by 20 participants. eBird checklist
Max O'Sullivan and 21 members of the MFN group 20/8 #235141

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Tue 21highlightGrey Whistler
Townsville Town Common Conservation Park
Grey Whistler foraging with young Spectacled Monarch and Leaden Flycatchers low in trees near track to Freshwater hide this morning. First listing of species in Common it seems. Also, juvenile Superb Fruitdove: seen several times in same area lately.
Tony Ashton 21/8 #235157
Mon 20Black-throated Finch
Oak Valley (corner Thunderbolt Drive and Old Flinders Highway)
Five, possibly six, Black-throated Finches first seen with three feeding on ground with 4 Double-barred Finches. Black-throats then made series of short flights and brief spells of preening in mass of chinee apples along fenceline. Lost sight of 1, or 2, before four flew off across Old Flinders Highway. eBird checklist
Tony Ashton 20/8 #235145

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Mon 20Gull-billed Tern
Beach (Semaphore South)
single flying N along the tideline eBird checklist
Kelvin Sparks 20/8 #235155
Whiskered Tern
Thompsons Beach
More than 50 Whiskered Terns in marshy area near beach. Also 30 Common Greenshank and 4 Grey Plovers, all which have probably overwintered.
Paul Taylor 20/8 #235144

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Tue 21highlightSacred Kingfisher
Inglis River Walking Track (Wynyard)
This morning between the boat ramps. Not the species I was expecting there.
Ruth Brozek 21/8 #235156

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Mon 20Swift Parrots
Around 12 birds seen flying south in a tight group over the Melton Highway slightly east of the Plumpton Road intersection. Unmistakable tight weaving flight and spiky tails.
Micah Kawalek 20/8 #235146
Sat 18Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Clarkesdale Bird Sanctuary
Calling on a spring like morning in the Bird Paddock
David Coutts 18/8 #235116
Fri 17Superb Parrot
Private property off Harkins Road, Chiltern
Single male flew in from north, landed in flowering White Box and called regularly for several minutes, before flying further south. No public access to site.
Dean Ingwersen 20/8 #235142

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