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Sun 24European Greenfinch
Sandy Camp Road Wetlands
The greenfinch was seen again this morning (~7:30), presenting well on the reeded path between the first and second ponds. Was slightly surprised to see it still there after a week of no reports. The bird foraged on the low grass midway along the path before flying down the path ahead of us, then circled back behind us as we got to the crossroads to keep foraging. eBird checklist
Russell Yong & D. Huston 24/5 #223334
Wed 20black-necked stork
Lagoon, 651-665 Ipswich - Rosewood Rd, Jeebropilly
Single bird. Same lagoon as last month. Seems to be a regular visitor. -27.648935, 152.641973 Different site from last week's pair of birds. Perhaps a different bird?
Peter Copping 20/5 #223292
Fri 1Wedge-tailed Eagle
Pair Wedge-tailed Eagles soaring over Bardon shopping strip. This area is only 3 kilometres from Brisbane CBD. Previous reports in 2014 have been of a single bird.
Garry and Lyn Robinson 24/5 #223329

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Sun 24highlightPlumed Whistling-ducks
Ulmarra-Tucabia Rd, 1km from Ulmarra
4000+ PWDs on small dam.
Michael Cheers 24/5 #223350
highlightSwift Parrots
Chiltern Trail, Ingleside
[Moderator Note: these two reports have been combined. It would be excellent if someone was able to verify if the parrots are staying in the area, and to observe what they are foraging on - AR] J. Walsh: 3 or 4 Swift Parrot seen flying (and head calling ) over the trail this morning, unfortunately they didn't stop. T. Hickman: Swift Parrots were heard at approximately 4:00pm today 100 or so meters south of where the Regent Honeyeaters were located last year. I only heard two very brief calls, which meant that I was not 100% certain on the ID, until I returned home and saw Jayden's post from earlier this morning. It sounded like the birds had settled down for the night. This sighting seems unusual, as there is not much in flower, with exception for Banksia ericifolia.
Jayden Walsh and Thomas Hickman 24/5 #223344
Crescent Honeyeater
Martin's Lookout, Springwood
Three Crescent Honeyeaters actively calling and chasing each other in vegetation along Glenbrook Creek below Martin's Lookout. Rockwarbler and Peregrine Falcon also seen on the walk up to Lost World.
Max Breckenridge 24/5 #223343
Musk Duck, dark morph Little Eagle
Richmond Lowlands
A single female Musk Duck was a surprise to see on the small pond/flood channel beside Powell's Lane, along with 40+ busily feeding Pink-eared Ducks, a Black-winged Stilt and several other waterbirds. No sign of any Plumed Whistling Ducks around though. Other nice birds around the lowlands included a dark morph Little Eagle, a Peregrine Falcon, several Bar-shouldered Doves, and a Golden Whistler that was heard and very unusual at this site.
Ashwin Rudder, Joshua Bergmark and Nathan Ruser 24/5 #223339
highlightPacific Gull
Port Macquarie breakwall
1 immature
James Oates 24/5 #223337
Rock Warbler
I have a Rock Warbler that has moved into my backyard. Today I saw it dropping its wings and dancing a figure eight. But it was doing it in front of our resident Whipbird. Does anyone know if this dance is supposed to be an intimidating dance or is it trying to attract a partner?
Julie Keating 24/5 #223335
Rushforth Rd. Poley Bridge nr Grafton.
Two birds about 200 north of the Orara River. Flew down creek line towards river. Not previously seen before in this location.
Warren Thompson 24/5 #223331
Sat 23highlightPacific Gull
Illuka Bluff, Illuka.
Immature Pacific Gull sheltering on Northern side of bluff out or 30km southerly. Large pinkish bill with black tip. Also present 1 Red-necked Stint, 4 Ruddy Turnstones and 2 Lesser Sand Plovers.
Michael Cheers 24/5 #223349
White-headed Petrel, Wandering Albatross, Fairy Prions.
north head-sydney harbour national park.
Highlights from a sea watch from north head today was a white-headed petrel also an all dark wandering albatross with a white face and belly my first for the year. And there were hundreds of prions moving north from 2pm onwards.
michael ronan. 24/5 #223330
Gang-gang Cockatoo
Cataract Dam, Wilton
Pair of Gang-gang Cockatoo feeding in pine trees at the picnic area above the dam. Flew away before we could photograph them. Difficult to bird in a water supply area because of the need to stay on the road. eBird checklist
Jenny & Rod Stiles 23/5 #223327
Fairy Prions, Albatross sp
Mistral Point, Maroubra
Sightings during a brief late afternoon seawatch at Maroubra today included a steady stream of Prions heading north (too far out for specific ID) and then 4 Fairy Prions close in to the point; 3 Yellow-nosed Albatross; 12+ Black-browed Albatross; 2 Shy Albatross; a late Arctic Jaeger (heading south!) and a pair of Little Penguins.
Robert Griffin 23/5 #223326

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Sat 23Spotted Harrier
McDougall Rd, Julatten
Over cattle paddock, uncommon in area. eBird checklist
Keith and Lindsay Fisher 24/5 #223328

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Sun 24highlightWestland Petrel (1), Soft-plumaged Petrel (2), White-headed Petrel (1)
Eaglehawk Neck Pelagic Trip
A single Westland Petrel was the highlight of a fine day out on the Pauletta today. Other good sightings include 2 Soft-plumaged Petrels, both seen while motoring back to port, and a White-headed Petrel.
Paul Brooks and all aboard the Pauletta 24/5 #223347

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Sun 24Spiny Cheeked Honeyeater, Red-capped Robin
Coopper Street Grasslands (Bababi Marning)
Two Spiny Cheekeds, a female Red-capped Robin, a Little Eagle and Mistletoebirds were highlights of the Friends of the Merri Creek three monthly bird walk
Stuart Dashper 24/5 #223348
Banded Lapwing.
Large open paddock in Williams Landing 3027.
At 1255 hours, I observed nine (9) Banded Lapwing in a large area of vacant land, located on the north-east corner of the intersection of Palmers Road and Williams Landing Boulevard. I have previously observed Banded Lapwing at this location.
Peter Gibbons. 24/5 #223342
Song Thrush.
Large suburban garden in Hoppers Crossing 3029.
At 0855 hours, I observed a Song Thrush at a bird bath in the rear garden at my home address. I have observed Song Thrush in this area from time to time.
Peter Gibbons 24/5 #223340
Spotless Crake
Elsternwick Park
One Spotless Crake (Porzana tabuensis) still present on the small lake, in the Elsternwick Park (on small island).
Alek Kwiatkowski 24/5 #223333
Sat 23White-bellied Sea-Eagle
Western Water Waste Water Treatment Plant, Gisborne
Bird soaring between freeway and Western Water Waste Water Treatment Plant by Jacksons Creek near Gisborne. Immature. Not often seen in the hills here. eBird checklist Further information
Lawrie Conole 24/5 #223346

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