|Thu 28||Square-tailed Kite|
|One bird low over forest canopy, seen from near dam wall.|
|Glen White 29/7 #228139|
|Sat 23||Channel-billed Cuckoo|
|Arrived home mid-afternoon, to find a Channel-billed Cuckoo in an Eucalypt in my front yard. It then flew off to a neighbour's garden. Unusual to see this bird at this time of year.|
|Jason Daniels 24/7 #228108|
|Tue 19||Arctic Jaeger (Stercorarius parasiticus)|
The Tip of Cape York
|17:00. (AKA Parasitic Jaeger) Brown morph lacks extended tail feathers. It chased Black-naped and Lesser Crested Terns for several minutes just 50 metres off The Tip of Cape York.|
|Nikolas Pohl 19/7 #228071|
|Mon 18||Lesser Frigatebird|
Rowes Bay beach, Townsville (about opposite Emmerson Street)
|9:00am to 9:30am. On the beach near the dog exercise precinct about opposite the intersection of the road to the Townsville Town Common. Initially 7 Lesser Frigatebirds observed at a distance out over the sea water looking towards Magnetic Island. Soon afterwards a flock of about 50 (plus) Frigatebirds flew up the beach low and right over me and continued northward up the beach towards Pallarenda. I only noticed Lesser Frigatebirds but there may have been some Greater Frigatebirds amongst them.|
|Jo Wieneke 19/7 #228074|
|Wed 13||Jacky Winter (Albino Form)|
Riversleigh Rd at -18.745139 138.522417
|An Albino , all white with no observable colouration at all, bird was foraging on bushes and dead shrubbery beside the road approximately 3 metres from the observer.
Weather was overcast, approximately 18 Celsius.
Bird was observed for 10 minutes and showed no sign of moving away when approached to photograph.
The behaviour of the bird resembled a Jacky Winter, the size, and sideways tail sway was characteristic. Further information|
|Christine Finlayson 16/7 #228050|
|Sun 10||Square-tailed Kite|
|Two birds circling low over my property at the same time. A single bird is common at this time of the year but this is my first ever sighting of 2 birds together. Photos of individuals only.|
|John Lowry 11/7 #227991|
~60km N of Clermont
|Driving from Charters Towers to Clermont, I stopped approx 60km from Clermont to count the Brolgas in a recently harvested paddock on the eastern side of the road - I counted 338 birds. Then when I started heading south again, I realised there were about twice as many on the western side of the highway, just slightly down the road. In total, 1,000+ birds within an approx 500m radius.|
|Alan Stuart 3/7 #227926|
|Fri 1||Wedge tailed eagle|
Above Gordonvale, F.N.Q.
|A dark phased adult bird circling above the township. Being harrassed by, and ignoring a brown goshawk. This bird is a rare sighting east of the Great Divide, north of Townsville.|
|Doug and Pauline Armstrong. 1/7 #227898|