Various sightings (Dan Begent, Helidon)

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Various sightings (Dan Begent, Helidon)

Post by Mick Atzeni » Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:37 am

Some great sightings below from student Dan Begent, son of TBO President, Ross. Thanks Dan for getting into the spirit of things and keep up the good work! It's heartening to see young members like you and Nicholas Matheson-Kozakis getting so much pleasure from club activities.

Condamine gorge 2/6/07

Australian Brush-turkey
Little Black Cormorant
White-faced Heron
Straw-necked Ibis
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Eastern Rosella
Bell Miner *
Lewin's Honeyeater *
Yellow-faced Honeyeater
Fuscous Honeyeater
Eastern Yellow Robin
Alberts Lyrebird (2)
Grey shrike-Thrush

* Heard only

Queen's Park (Warwick) 2/6/07

Australian Wood Duck
Pacific Black Duck
Australasian Grebe
Little Pied Cormorant
Little Black Cormorant
Dusky Moorhen
Rock Dove
Crested Pigeon
Rainbow Lorikeet
Australian King-parrot
Red-rumped Parrot
Azure Kingfisher
Superb Fairy-wren
Blue-faced Honeyeater
Fuscous Honeyeater
Willie Wagtail
Pied currawong
Torresian Crow
Golden-headed Cisticola
Common Myna

Lake Galletly and Lake Lenore, UQ, Gatton 10/6/07

The day after Mr Jolly saw Glossy Black-Cockatoos at Gatton Uni we headed off to see if we could find them but they were no where to be seen but when we left we did have a good list.

Plumed Whistling-Duck
Grey teal
Pink-eared Duck
Australasian Grebe
Little Black Cormorant
Cattle Egret
Straw-necked Ibis
Black-winged Stilt
Black-fronted Dotterel
Masked Lapwing
Crested Pigeon
Rainbow Lorikeet
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
Superb Fairy-wren
Yellow-rumped Thornbill

And much to our delight we also saw a Powerful Owl at Highfields Falls on the 16/6/07 a new one for both of us and great views too.

And just a few interesting sightings from our house this year.

Spotted Harrier
Golden Whistler
Long-billed Corella
Yellow-faced Honeyeater
Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Restless flycatcher
Zebra Finch
Plum-headed Finch (Approx 100m from our house)


Dan Begent.

Note: Highfields Falls and Helidon fall within the TBO's local survey area.

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