Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Eagleby Wetlands - June

With Ben driving the bus, we set off for the Eagleby Wetlands and were joined by more Nats for morning tea in the picnic shelter, with a Brahminy Kite overhead. Most of us had never been to this part of Logan before so were very impressed with the wetlands, particularly the boardwalk. Here we got delightful views of Black Swans with cygnets, and a watchful Owlet Nightjar. Lovely.

Natters at Old Beenleigh Town for lunch

Owlet Nightjar

Natters checking out the Owlet Nightjar
with Black Swans checking out the Natters!
 After lunch at Old Beenleigh Town we went to two properties along Schmidt Road which gave us some species we don't normally see up on the range.
Gull-billed Terns on the Steen property
The outing finished with afternoon tea at the Logan River Parklands, and a quiet and safe drive home.
Afternoon tea at the Logan River Parklands
Bird Lists: 
1)    Eagleby Wetlands - Black Swan, Australian Wood Duck, Grey Teal, Pacific Black Duck, Hardhead, Australasian Grebe, Bar-shouldered Dove, Australian Owlet-Nightjar, Australasian Darter, Intermediate Egret, Straw-necked Ibis, Brahminy Kite, Purple Swamphen, Dusky Moorhen, Eurasian Coot, Black-winged Stilt, Masked Lapwing, Comb-crested Jacana, Rainbow Lorikeet, Pale-headed Rosella, Laughing Kookaburra, Superb Fairy-wren, Red-backed Fairy-wren, White-throated Gerygone, Striated Pardalote, Scarlet Honeyeater, Brown Honeyeater, Noisy Friarbird, Little Friarbird, Striped Honeyeater, Eastern Whipbird, Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike, Golden Whistler, Grey Shrike-thrush, Pied Butcherbird, Australian Magpie, Spangled Drongo, Grey Fantail, Willie Wagtail, Torresian Crow, Magpie-lark, Golden-headed Cisticola, Tawny Grassbird, Silvereye, Welcome Swallow, Mistletoebird, Chestnut-breasted Mannikin
2)    Properties on Schmidt Road - Australian Wood Duck, Chestnut Teal, Australasian Grebe, Crested Pigeon, Australasian Darter, Little Black Cormorant, Australian Pelican, Intermediate Egret, Cattle Egret, Straw-necked Ibis, Royal Spoonbill, Whistling Kite, Purple Swamphen, Dusky Moorhen, Black-winged Stilt, Black-fronted Dotterel, Masked Lapwing, Gull-billed Tern, Little Corella, Rainbow Lorikeet, Striated Pardalote, Scarlet Honeyeater, Noisy Friarbird, Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike, Grey Shrike-thrush, Grey Fantail, Willie Wagtail, Torresian Crow, Magpie-lark, Welcome Swallow, Common Myna, Australasian Pipit
3)    Logan River Parklands - Black Swan, Australian Wood Duck, Pacific Black Duck, Hardhead, Australasian Grebe, Eastern Great Egret, Intermediate Egret, Australian White Ibis, Purple Swamphen, Rainbow Lorikeet, Scaly-breasted Lorikeet, Noisy Miner, Brown Honeyeater, Blue-faced Honeyeater, Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike, Australian Magpie, Torresian Crow.
Roadside sightings - Spotted Dove, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo.           

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