Monday, 23 May 2016


Dear all,
For pretty much the month of June I with a few other birders will be away on a birding tour to China. If you are interested in our adventure you might occasionally check out my blog, imaginatively titled Ken Cross in China -
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While I am away our outings of course will continue.
First up will be a Saturday morning outing, on the 4 June, to meet at the Noosa Botanic Gardens carpark at Lake Macdonald, Lake Macdonald Drive for an 8am start. We will bird the gardens and lake for around 2 hours, return to the carpark for morning tea and our first bird call. Toilets on site, don't forget your chair.

Then a short 8km drive to the southern end of the lake at Jabiru Park, park at the end of Grange Road, left off the Cooroy-Noosa Road. We will check-out birds from Fearnley Hide and along the road until a final bird call, finishing before lunch, or earlier for those who wish.
This walk will be led by Russ Lamb.
Second there will be a mid week walk led by John Kooistra to Park Lakes at Bli Bli. This walk will be on the 15 June and again the walk will begin at 8am. Please note that there are no toilet facilities on site. Please bring morning tea and a chair. There may be an opportunity for some birding at nearby sites after bird call.

Cheers now

Ken Cross

Monday, 16 May 2016

Charlie Moreland Camp Out

Conondale National Park--Charlie Moreland Park, Queensland, AU May 14, 2016 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 kilometer(s)
54 species

Little Pied Cormorant  1
Red necked Pademelon
Pacific Baza  1
Black-breasted Button-quail  3
White-headed Pigeon  1
Brown Cuckoo-Dove (Australian)  4
Wonga Pigeon  1
Bar-shouldered Dove  2
Wompoo Fruit-Dove  2
Topknot Pigeon  5
Shining Bronze-Cuckoo  1
Laughing Kookaburra  3
Rainbow Bee-eater  3
Peregrine Falcon  1
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo  12
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo  2
Australian King-Parrot  2
Little Lorikeet  6
Rainbow Lorikeet  28
Noisy Pitta  1
Satin Bowerbird  2
Russet tailed Thrush
White-throated Treecreeper  2
Red-backed Fairy-wren  1
Eastern Spinebill  2
Lewin's Honeyeater  10
Bell Miner  100
Noisy Miner  12
Dusky Honeyeater  1
Scarlet Honeyeater  2
New Holland Honeyeater  2
White-throated Honeyeater  6
White-naped Honeyeater  1
Noisy Friarbird  2
Yellow-throated Scrubwren  2
White-browed Scrubwren  3
Large-billed Scrubwren  3
Brown Gerygone  6
Australian Logrunner  4
Eastern Whipbird  8
Grey Butcherbird  1
Australian Magpie  3
Rifle bird - female
Pied Currawong  1
Grey Shrikethrush  1
Golden Whistler  13
Australasian Figbird  2
Willie Wagtail  1
Grey Fantail  15
Torresian Crow  6
Paradise Riflebird  2
Rose Robin  4
Pale-yellow Robin  1
Eastern Yellow Robin  3
Welcome Swallow  4
Silvereye  10
Russet-tailed Thrush  1

Regnet Bowerbirds - apparently too late for the morning count
Brains' Trust - deep in birdy type thoughts...
***all pics by Warren Bennett!