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by gileas
Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: Autumn Beyond - 2012
Topic: New birds for the list
Replies: 0
Views: 358

New birds for the list

Hey all, Some recent sightings that are new for Autumn Beyond. The highlight was definitely Oriental Cuckoo, though our views were nowhere near as good as some people have been getting at this site lately. Cheers, Chris Sanderson Lesser Crested Tern  Amity Point, North Stradbroke 3/04/2012 Varied Tr...
by gileas
Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Autumn Beyond - 2012
Topic: A start (for me) for 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 339

A start (for me) for 2012

Hi all, I've been so busy with work that last Saturday was my first attempt at birding in SEQ this year. Below are the birds I think are new for Autumn. Further afield, my highlight so far has been a Little Curlew at Bowen, no doubt a little lost! Cheers, Chris Great Crested Grebe  Lake Clarendon 17...
by gileas
Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: The Challenge - 2011
Topic: Australian Painted Snipe
Replies: 3
Views: 590

More Painted Snipes!

Wow, what a great record (except for the bird, which I hope recovers!) This has really been a red-letter year for Australian Painted Snipe, with individuals reported from all over the place. I think the individual count for the year for the whole country is well in excess of a hundred birds. I'm hop...
by gileas
Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Spring Beyond - 2011
Topic: BBBQ and others
Replies: 0
Views: 363

BBBQ and others

Hi all, A few nice sightings from the weekend, some of which are new for the season. One of my co-workers, Lindsay Popple, found a pair of White-browed Woodswallows at the Metroplex Wetlands near the Gateway Bridge late Sunday afternoon. I had some luck with friends at Inskip Point, with BBBQ and Be...
by gileas
Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: Spring Beyond - 2011
Topic: Border Ranges NP last weekend
Replies: 0
Views: 398

Border Ranges NP last weekend

Hi all, Last weekend I headed down to the Border Ranges NP and had a successful weekend pottering around in the rainforest looking for things. I've added a few extra sundy sightings as well to help get the list kickstarted. Cheers, Chris Sanderson Black-necked Stork  Beaudesert Rd between Beaudesert...
by gileas
Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: Winter Beyond - 2011
Topic: Additions for Winter Beyond
Replies: 1
Views: 898

Additions for Winter Beyond

Hi all, I've had a good month for birds, and a few are still additions for the Winter Beyond list. Probably my best bird is another Swift Parrot, this time at Cunningham's Gap. I also managed some photos of a Sooty Owl at Manorina Rest Area near Mt Nebo on the weekend .://aussiebirding.wildiaries.co...
by gileas
Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: Winter Beyond - 2011
Topic: Additions from the weekend
Replies: 0
Views: 396

Additions from the weekend

Hi all, I have a few species to add to the Winter Beyond list from my birding last Saturday. Cotton Pygmy-goose - Adare Rd 6/8/11 Australasian Shoveler - Seven Mile Turf Farm 6/8/11 Blue-winged Kookaburra - Heard only at Lake Clarendon 6/8/11 Chestnut-breasted Mannikin - Lester Bridge 6/8/11 Also of...
by gileas
Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:38 am
Forum: Winter Beyond - 2011
Topic: New Zealand Storm-petrel, Southport pelagic
Replies: 1
Views: 490

New Zealand Storm-petrel, Southport pelagic

Hi all, Huge news from the weekend Southport pelagic, observers saw what was most likely a New Zealand Storm-petrel! Sadly I wasn't among those on board, as they also had an Antarctic Prion, two amazing birds for QLD. Some photos from Rob Morris of the NZSP: .://bird-o.com/2011/06/19/4423/ Regards, ...
by gileas
Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: Autumn Beyond - 2011
Topic: Swift Parrots, Girraween (May record)
Replies: 0
Views: 387

Swift Parrots, Girraween (May record)

Hi all, a huge apology is in order, I had this record only a day before a long trip away, and didn't have time to get the news out to everywhere. A few of us made a trip to Old Wallangara Rd towards the end of May and found both Turquoise Parrot and Swift Parrot near the corner where the vineyard is...
by gileas
Thu May 19, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: Autumn Beyond - 2011
Topic: new additions for list
Replies: 2
Views: 594

White-cheeked Honeyeater?

Hi Kay, White-cheeked Honeyeater would be pretty unusual at Durakai, they are normally found in coastal heath and wet forest. Could the bird have been a New-holland Honeyeater? That would still be unusual but more likely. I'm also aware of at least one White-fronted Honeyeater record from the site, ...
by gileas
Wed May 18, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Autumn Beyond - 2011
Topic: New birds for Autumn
Replies: 1
Views: 530

New birds for Autumn

Hi all, I haven't been getting much birding in this year, but I have some scattered additions to the list for Autumn Beyond. It's been a good month for me, with South Island Pied Oystercatcher and White-fronted Honeyeater (neither of which were found by me, but I did manage to see both!), and then c...
by gileas
Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: Autumn Beyond - 2011
Topic: Some birds for Autumn
Replies: 0
Views: 466

Some birds for Autumn

Hi all, a few eclectic additions to the Autumn Beyond list that I've picked up during work or the very few daytrips I've managed since the floods. Hopefully this Easter break may prove more productive, if the rain stays away! Regards, Chris Sanderson Striated Heron  Cleveland 20/04/2011 Bush Stone-c...
by gileas
Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: Autumn Beyond - 2011
Topic: A few from the Gold Coast
Replies: 2
Views: 730

Wandering Tattler

Hi Nick, could your bird possibly have been a Wandering Tattler? They are more frequently seen feeding on rocks than Grey-tailed Tattler, and are very difficult to separate. The calls are different though. There's a useful comparison table here: .://birdsqueensland.org.au/downloads/tattlers_comparis...
by gileas
Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Autumn Beyond - 2011
Topic: Maroochy River and Buderim Forest Park
Replies: 0
Views: 491

Maroochy River and Buderim Forest Park

Hi all, I spent the afternoon at a restaurant on the Maroochy River on Sunday. The tide was just receding after the peak, and an exposed sandbar played host to a cast of hundreds of terns and shorebirds. It was quite a sight and a great show to accompany a great lunch. I finished the day with a quic...
by gileas
Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: Summer Beyond 2010-11
Topic: Some summer observations
Replies: 0
Views: 474

Some summer observations

White-necked Petrel - Point Lookout, 29/1/11 (courtesy Colin Reid et al) Streaked Shearwater - Point Lookout, 29/1/11 (courtesy Colin Reid et al)  Flesh-footed Shearwater - Point Lookout, 29/1/11 (courtesy Colin Reid et al) Buller's Shearwater  - Point Lookout, 29/1/11 (courtesy Colin Reid et al) Pi...

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