Sunday, May 14, 2017

Birding 2017

9/23/17 Sandy Camp Road Wetlands, Queensland, AU, 10:35 AM - 12:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling,
3.0 kilometer(s). Comments: Fine and sunny. 48 species: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39340692


Magpie Goose  1
Wandering Whistling-Duck  18
Australian Wood Duck  1
Pacific Black Duck  15
Grey Teal  12
Hardhead  6
Australasian Grebe  4
Little Pied Cormorant  9     some nesting
Little Black Cormorant  10     some nesting
Australasian Darter  4
Australian Pelican  5
Great Egret  3
Intermediate Egret  1
Little Egret  2
Australian White Ibis  20     plus
Royal Spoonbill  3
Osprey  3
Whistling Kite  1
Baillon's Crake  5     Crakes seen in 3 separate areas in main lagoon with deck and adjoining lagoon - west and east sides.
Australasian Swamphen  6
Dusky Moorhen  30     plus
Eurasian Coot  4
Masked Lapwing  2
Comb-crested Jacana  4
Peaceful Dove  1
Sacred Kingfisher  3
Rainbow Bee-eater  2
Superb Fairywren  1
Brown Honeyeater  5
White-throated Honeyeater  2
Striped Honeyeater  2     HC
Striated Pardalote  3
White-throated Gerygone  2     HC
White-breasted Woodswallow  2
Pied Butcherbird  2
Black-faced Cuckooshrike  3
Grey Shrikethrush  1     HC
Rufous Whistler  3
Olive-backed Oriole  1     HC
Willie Wagtail  6
Grey Fantail  1
Magpie-lark  4
Torresian Crow  3
Welcome Swallow  5
Fairy Martin  18
Australian Reed Warbler  30     plus
Tawny Grassbird  4
Double-barred Finch  2


Penfold Parade, Wynnum, Queensland, AU, 1:45 - 3:00 PM
Protocol: Stationary. Comments: Fine and sunny with afternoon sea breeze.

Little Pied Cormorant 3
Australian White Ibis 2
Australian Pied Oystercatcher 5
Masked Lapwing 1
Whimbrel 2
Eastern Curlew 1
Bar-tailed Godwit 4 more arrived but we did not count
Great Knot 1
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper 1
Red-necked Stint 2
Grey-tailed Tattler 8 plus
Silver Gull 3
Gull-billed Tern 8
Rock Dove (Feral Pigeon) 1 White and light brown - perhaps he thought he was a seagull
Australasian Figbird 4 HC
Magpie-lark 1


9/2/17 Sherwood Arboretum, Queensland, AU, 7:00 AM - 9:35 AM
Protocol: Traveling, 1.2 kilometer(s). Comments: Cloudy to start but cleared to sunny weather. Of interest, a fox was seen drinking from the river bank on the opposite side to the pontoon & walkway.
38 species (+2 other taxa): http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38946733

Muscovy Duck (Domestic type) 3
Australian Wood Duck 9
Pacific Black Duck 11
Mallard (Domestic type) 2
Hardhead 6
Australian Brushturkey 1
Australasian Grebe 4
Little Pied Cormorant 1
Little Black Cormorant 2
Australian White Ibis 16
Australasian Swamphen 4
Dusky Moorhen 30
Eurasian Coot 5
Masked Lapwing 1
White-headed Pigeon 1
Spotted Dove 3
Crested Pigeon 2
Laughing Kookaburra 2
Galah 1
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo 4
Rainbow Lorikeet 30
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet 4
Superb Fairywren 3
Red-backed Fairywren 4
Noisy Miner 40
Brown Honeyeater 15
Blue-faced Honeyeater 8
Striated Pardalote 2
Grey Butcherbird 2
Australian Magpie 4
Pied Currawong 2
Olive-backed Oriole 1
Australasian Figbird 6
Willie Wagtail 2
Magpie-lark 4
Torresian Crow 4
Australian Reed Warbler 2
Tawny Grassbird 
Welcome Swallow 10


8/23/17 Brisbane City Gardens 11:30 a.m.
Hardhead ducks

8/13/17 Mt. Glorious, Rainforest Circuit (access at Maiala) in the south section of D'Aguilar National Park, 2 km, 1 hour at dusk.
Bell Miners (heard calls)
Eastern Whipbirds (heard calls)
Eastern Catbirds (heard calls - like a baby crying!)
Wompoo Fruit Doves (heard calls)
Pied Currawongs

AND saw a pademelon!

8/12/17 Greenwood Lakes, Forestdale, Queensland, AU Aug 12, 2017 10:40 AM - 1:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling, 2.6 kilometer(s). Comments: Fine and sunny with some high cloud
41 species:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38598608
 
Pacific Black Duck  2
Australasian Grebe  1
Little Pied Cormorant  1
Little Black Cormorant  5
Australasian Darter  4 (especially the female)
Great Egret  1
White-faced Heron  1
White-bellied Sea-Eagle  1

Australian Hobby  1 
Dusky Moorhen  2
Masked Lapwing  1
Spotted Dove  1
Bar-shouldered Dove  2
Fan-tailed Cuckoo  5 (call: trilling)
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo  4
Rainbow Lorikeet  10
Red-backed Fairywren  2
Eastern Spinebill  3
Lewin's Honeyeater  8
Yellow-faced Honeyeater  8
Scarlet Honeyeater  20
Brown Honeyeater  15
Noisy Friarbird  8 (sounds like laughing)

Noisy Miner  10
Spotted Pardalote  1
Striated Pardalote  10
Pied Butcherbird  2
Australian Magpie  3
Pied Currawong  2
Black-faced Cuckooshrike  1
Golden Whistler  4
Rufous Whistler  1
Australasian Figbird  5
Grey Fantail  5
Magpie-lark  1     HC
Torresian Crow  12
Rose Robin  1
Eastern Yellow Robin  3
Welcome Swallow  2 (I didn't see these to identify)
Silvereye  6
(I didn't see these to identify)
Red-browed Finch  3

Across the lake, we saw a water dragon sitting on a rock. On the way home, a Willie Wagtail flew in front of the car.

8/10/17 Brisbane City Botanic Gardens, edge of QUT, QLD, AU 3:30-ish
Brahminy Kite !!!

8/6/17 Fairfield area (including Brisbane Corso), Queensland, AU 3:40 PM - 5:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling, 4.0 kilometer(s), Comments: Fine but overcast

Australian Wood Duck 8
Little Black Cormorant 1
Australasian Darter 1
Australian Pelican 2
Great Egret 1
Australian White Ibis 2
Straw-necked Ibis 1
Bush Stone-curlew 2
Masked Lapwing 2
Sacred Kingfisher 1
Little Corella 2
Rainbow Lorikeet 15
Noisy Miner 15
White-browed Scrubwren 1
Pied Butcherbird 2
Australian Magpie 2
Black-faced Cuckooshrike 1
Australasian Figbird 9
Magpie-lark 1
Torresian Crow 6
Welcome Swallow 3 (I didn't see these to identify)
Fairy/Tree Martin 4
Spotted Dove 2 HC (heard calls)
Pied Currawong  2 HC (heard calls)

7/28/17 68 Cronin St., Annerley
Grey Butcherbird

7/26/17 Brisbane / Annerley, QLD, Australia : Daily birds
Rainbow Lorikeets, Noisy Miners, Australian Magpies, Pied Butcherbirds, Grey Butcherbirds, Magpie-larks, Torresian Crows, Spotted Doves (aka turtle-doves), Crested Pigeons, Tree Martins

Heard: Willie Wagtail (typewriter-like sounds), Pied Currawong, Magpie-Larks (make bluejay-like sounds)

6/20/17 Blandford
Indigo bunting

5/17/17   Home
3 flying Green Herons

5/16/17   St. Joseph
Killdeer

5/14/17   Kalamazoo Nature Center; Blandford Nature Center, Home
  1. Rufous-sided Towhee pair, 
  2. Common Yellow-throated Warbler, 
  3. Catbirds, 
  4. Tree Swallows, 
  5. Pileated Woodpeckers, 
  6. Wood Thrush, 
  7. Black-billed Cuckoo, 
  8. Rose-breasted Grosbeak pair, 
  9. Red-winged Blackbirds, 
  10. Robins, 
  11. Chipping sparrow, 
  12. Goldfinch.
On the way home:
  1. Red-winged Hawk, 
  2. Turkey Vultures, 
  3. Herring Gull, 
  4. 2 Sandhill Cranes.
B'ford:
  1. 3 Baltimore Oriole males, 
  2. Chickadees (including a crestless juvenile), 
  3. Mourning Doves, 
  4. Canada Geese, 
  5. Cardinal, 
  6. Mallard Ducks, 
  7. Downy Woodpecker, 
  8. Crows, 
  9. Red-eyed Vireo
Home: Indigo Bunting!

5/12/17   Home, Blandford, corner of Leonard & 8th.
Phoebe; Catbirds, Red-eyed Vireo, pair of male Mallards; 3 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks(1 female, 2 males)

5/9/17   GVSU.
Chipping sparrow

5/7/17   Aman Park.
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

5/5/17   Bear Creek Park, Houston.
Prothonotary warbler, Summer tanager, Wood duck family, Blue-headed vireo (female? no yellow),
Tufted titmice, Carolina chickadees, Cardinals, Blue jays, Downy woodpeckers, Pileated woodpeckers, Mockingbirds, Grackles (great- or boat-tailed), White-winged doves.
Red-eared slider turtle.

4/27/17   Houston.
Carolina chickadees, Cedar waxwings. 

4/24/17   Houston.
White-winged doves, mockingbirds, female Great-tailed Grackles. Heard: Carolina wrens, Swainson's thrush.

4/17   Aman Park.
Pileated woodpeckers 

4/10   GVSU.
Phoebe, Kinglet (couldn't see the crown color)

4/5/17
Eastern Kingbirds, phoebes

3/24/17
3 Sandhill cranes! 

3/11/17
A high 3-note call I couldn't identify - a small bird, high in the trees, maybe Brown Creepers?

3/9/17
2 Sandhill cranes!

1/2/17
Red-breasted nuthatches! White-breasted nuthatches, red-bellied woodpecker, chickadees, titmice, goldfinches, blue jays, cardinal

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