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by Rod Hobson
Mon May 21, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: Autumn Beyond - 2012
Topic: White-winged Fairy-wren and Zebra Finch
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White-winged Fairy-wren and Zebra Finch

new for "Autumn Beyond -2012": White-winged Fairy-wren, "Wainui", Bowenville-Norwin Road, Bowenville SEQ on 28.03.12. Small flock of about three or four individuals in clump of African Boxthorn in open grassland. Three Zebra Finch also present here on the day. Two endangered lizards also found durin...
by Rod Hobson
Sun May 20, 2012 7:18 am
Forum: The Challenge - 2012
Topic: Two Belated Additions: Topknot Pigeon and Red Goshawk
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Views: 288

Two Belated Additions: Topknot Pigeon and Red Goshawk

Folks, Some late additions to "The Challenge - 2012" viz. Red Goshawk and Topknot Pigeon. Details as follow: Red Goshawk (adult male) - Prince Henry Drive, Toowoomba SEQ at GDA94 - 56J E401026 x N6952231; +/- 200 metres; mid-morning around 10.30am, 08.04.12. Bird flying to the east towards Withcott....
by Rod Hobson
Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: Autumn Beyond - 2012
Topic: Three Records for "Autumn Beyond - 2012"
Replies: 3
Views: 457

Cambooya Address

Mick, Mark saw these birds on Hodgson Creek that runs along the back of their property in Lucy Street, Cambooya. Can you put these on "The Challenge - 2012" if they prove to fall within the appropriate boundaries? Also a good location for Spotted Black and Red-bellied Black Snakes; two of my favouri...
by Rod Hobson
Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:14 am
Forum: The Challenge - 2012
Topic: Horsfield's Bushlark, Back Flagstone Creek Road
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Bird Still There

Folks, This bird still in same paddock on the afternoon of 13th. March 2012. The paddock in question is on the eastern side of the Back Flagstone Creek Road in the short distance between the Flagstone Creek Road and the turn-off to the Silver Pinch Road. A pair of bushlarks there on this last instan...
by Rod Hobson
Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: The Challenge - 2012
Topic: White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike
Replies: 2
Views: 216

White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike at "Tiddalac"

Folks, Just for the record the White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike that I "and others" saw on Murphys Creek last weekend and reported by Mick above was actually photographed by Kev Williams. It could be construed that I actually took these photos. Nothing could be further from the truth. Kevin is a good bir...
by Rod Hobson
Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Autumn Within - 2012
Topic: Eastern Barn Owl
Replies: 0
Views: 200

Eastern Barn Owl

Folks,

Carol Stephens reports a single Eastern Barn Owl from her property, "Lowanna" at Rockmount on 10 th March.

regards,
Rod Hobson
by Rod Hobson
Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: The Challenge - 2012
Topic: Eastern Barn Owl
Replies: 1
Views: 315

Eastern Barn Owl

Folks,

A single Eastern Barn Owl reported by Carol Stephens from her property at "Lowanna" Rockmount for the 10th March 2012; a new species for "The Challenge - 2012". Carol also had a pair of Glossy Black Cockatoos over her place on this last weekend.

Regards,
Rod Hobson
by Rod Hobson
Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: Autumn Beyond - 2012
Topic: Three Records for "Autumn Beyond - 2012"
Replies: 3
Views: 457

Three Records for "Autumn Beyond - 2012"

Mick,

Three new records for "Autumn Beyond - 2012":

01.03.12:

Cambooya: 1 x Yellow-billed Spoonbill, 1 x Black Swan: Mark Cant

12.03.12:

Lake Galletly: Little Grassbird (calling): Rod Hobson

Regards,
Rod Hobson
by Rod Hobson
Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Autumn Beyond - 2012
Topic: Some Additions from the Darling Downs
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Views: 325

Some Additions from the Darling Downs

Folks, From a trip around the Pittsworth-Leyburn area Tuesday, 06.03.2012: Mount Mallard, Pittsworth: Australian Pelican (overhead) Apostlebird Nankeen Kestrel Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike Sacred Kingfisher Scrubby Mountain, Pittsworth: Double-barred Finch Mistletoebird Wedge-tailed Eagle Peregrine Fal...
by Rod Hobson
Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: Autumn Within - 2012
Topic: More Sightings for Autumn 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 248

More Sightings for Autumn 2012

Folks, Just getting my field notes up to date so some more offerings for "Autumn Within-2012": 03.03.2012: Priors Road, Rockmount: Australasian Grebe Little Pied Cormorant Golden-headed Cisticola Australasian Pipit Welcome Swallow Masked Lapwing Weebill Dusky Woodswallow Pied Currawong Double-barred...
by Rod Hobson
Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: The Challenge - 2012
Topic: Horsfield's Bushlark, Back Flagstone Creek Road
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Horsfield's Bushlark, Back Flagstone Creek Road

Folks,

I recorded a single Horsfield's Bushlark along the Back Flagstone Creek Road last Monday, 05th March 2012; new for "The Challenge - 2012", I believe.

Regards,
Rod Hobson
by Rod Hobson
Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Red-tailed Black-Cockatoos
Topic: Red-tailed Black Chooks
Replies: 0
Views: 237

Red-tailed Black Chooks

Folks, Red-tailed Black Cockatoo sightings are getting very "chooky" lately. They're around Picnic Point almost daily these days; heard them over home about 11.00am again today. There has also been a slew of Yellow-tailed Black sightings from the Toowoomba area recently. I never tire of seeing any o...
by Rod Hobson
Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Glossy Black-Cockatoos
Topic: Glossy Black Cockies at Hell Hole
Replies: 0
Views: 516

Glossy Black Cockies at Hell Hole

Folks,

4 x Glossy Black Cockatoos at "Ridge Prospect", Hell Hole today.

See my posting today's date in "Autumn Within - 2012" as well.

Regards,
Rod Hobson
by Rod Hobson
Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Autumn Within - 2012
Topic: The Hat Trick
Replies: 0
Views: 236

The Hat Trick

Folks, Got the hat trick of black cockatoos today; Red-tailed Black Cockatoos calling over home about 11.00am then six perched Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos whilst driving down to collect Elliott traps on "Ridge Prospect" at Hell Hole where I've been working lately. This was about 12.30pm. About twe...
by Rod Hobson
Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: Red-tailed Black-Cockatoos
Topic: A Trio of Sightings
Replies: 0
Views: 258

A Trio of Sightings

Folks, A few more records of Red-tailed Black Cockatoos from Toowoomba for the last fortnight: 26.02.12: Seven cockies over corner of Ocean and Mackenzie Streets flying towards Picnic Point. 01.03.12: Heard calling over home (Webb Street) about 6.00am this morning. 03.03.12: Heard again over home at...

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