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Jan 31: Last day of confinement
 

Well, it’s 8pm on 31st January. Unless a Barking Owl starts calling outside my window I’m going to finish the month on 210 species. Overall I’m very happy with progress, having secured pretty much all of the rarest and transient species that have turned up in Brisbane since the start of the year. The highlights are Musk Duck, Black-necked Stork, Australian Little Bittern, White-necked Heron, Eastern Reef Egret, Glossy Ibis, Australian Spotted Crake, Grey Plover, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Long-toed Stint, Pectoral Sandpiper, Asian Dowitcher, Oriental Cuckoo, Grey-crowned Babbler, Brown Songlark, Rufous Songlark, Common Blackbird and Plum-headed Finch. Quite a roll call!

I haven’t yet started searching in earnest for many of the most difficult resident species, although I’ve missed Black Bittern twice. I’ll start as soon as the Common Sandpiper is bagged. I’m so determined to see it I’ll either get it, or finish the year on 210 trying! The tides look good for tomorrow morning, a 0.19m low tide at 0352 in the morning glancing through the tide chart I think this is the lowest tide of 2018. It’ll start getting light less than an hour after low tide, and surely there will be maximal mud exposed at Kedron. I’ll be there, but need to be back before 0630 as usual to start the kids on morning routine.

Today I was confined to the laptop again, finishing writing my grant proposal. We are hoping to do some research on migratory birds globally, working out how to coordinate their conservation, and I’m delighted to be working with the wonderful Drs Sam Nicol (CSIRO) and Brad Woodworth (UQ) on the proposal. A few years ago Claire Runge, a PhD student at UQ, showed that more than 90% of the world’s migratory birds are inadequately protected, so there is a huge job to be done. I’ll have the proposal drafted by tonight, then I can actually get back to watching birds and not just writing about them.

With no year ticks today, my year list at the end of the day remained on 210 species. I spent 5 minutes birding, walked 0 km and drove 0 km.

Big Brisbane Bird Quest (BBBQ): The List so far

1 Magpie Goose 02-Jan-18 Nudgee Waterhole Reserve
2 Plumed Whistling-Duck 01-Jan-18 Priors Pocket, Moggill
3 Wandering Whistling-Duck 02-Jan-18 Dowse Lagoon (Sandgate)
4 Black Swan 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
5 Australian Wood Duck 01-Jan-18 Priors Pocket, Moggill
6 Pacific Black Duck 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
7 Grey Teal 01-Jan-18 Priors Pocket, Moggill
8 Chestnut Teal 02-Jan-18 Luggage Point
9 Pink-eared Duck 01-Jan-18 Priors Pocket, Moggill
10 Hardhead 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
11 Musk Duck 02-Jan-18 Dowse Lagoon (Sandgate)
12 Australian Brushturkey 02-Jan-18 Woodland Street Park
13 Brown Quail 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
14 Australasian Grebe 01-Jan-18 Priors Pocket, Moggill
15 Black-necked Stork 13-Jan-18 Tinchi Tamba Wetlands Reserve–First Lagoon, Wyampa Rd
16 Little Pied Cormorant 01-Jan-18 212 Hawkesbury Road (restricted access)
17 Little Black Cormorant 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
18 Pied Cormorant 02-Jan-18 Luggage Point
19 Australasian Darter 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
20 Australian Pelican 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
21 Australian Little Bittern 17-Jan-18 Sandy Camp Road Wetlands
22 White-necked Heron 04-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
23 Great Egret 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
24 Intermediate Egret 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
25 White-faced Heron 01-Jan-18 Priors Pocket, Moggill
26 Little Egret 03-Jan-18 Lytton Wader Roost and Wynnum Mangrove Boardwalk
27 Eastern Reef Egret 28-Jan-18 Fisherman Island–reclamation
28 Cattle Egret 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
29 Striated Heron 02-Jan-18 Boggy Creek
30 Nankeen Night-Heron 03-Jan-18 Sandy Camp Road Wetlands
31 Glossy Ibis 26-Jan-18 Dowse Lagoon (Sandgate)
32 Australian White Ibis 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
33 Straw-necked Ibis 01-Jan-18 Priors Pocket, Moggill
34 Royal Spoonbill 01-Jan-18 Priors Pocket, Moggill
35 Osprey 02-Jan-18 Luggage Point
36 Black-shouldered Kite 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
37 Pacific Baza 01-Jan-18 Anstead SES Depot (Hawkesbury Rd)
38 Wedge-tailed Eagle 01-Jan-18 Priors Pocket, Moggill
39 Brown Goshawk 01-Jan-18 Anstead SES Depot (Hawkesbury Rd)
40 Whistling Kite 02-Jan-18 Luggage Point
41 Brahminy Kite 02-Jan-18 Luggage Point
42 White-bellied Sea-Eagle 24-Jan-18 Kedron Brook Wetlands Reserve
43 Buff-banded Rail 10-Jan-18 Metroplex Wetlands
44 Lewin’s Rail 27-Jan-18 Mookin-Bah Reserve
45 Pale-vented Bush-hen 06-Jan-18 Sherwood Arboretum
46 Australian Spotted Crake 22-Jan-18 Kedron Brook Wetlands Reserve
47 Spotless Crake 13-Jan-18 Tinchi Tamba Wetlands Reserve–First Lagoon, Wyampa Rd
48 Australasian Swamphen 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
49 Dusky Moorhen 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
50 Eurasian Coot 02-Jan-18 Dowse Lagoon (Sandgate)
51 Bush Stone-curlew 03-Jan-18 38 Delaney Circuit
52 Black-winged Stilt 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
53 Red-necked Avocet 11-Jan-18 Kedron Brook Wetlands Reserve
54 Australian Pied Oystercatcher 03-Jan-18 Port of Brisbane Shorebird Roost
55 Sooty Oystercatcher 28-Jan-18 Fisherman Island–reclamation
56 Grey Plover 28-Jan-18 Fisherman Island–reclamation
57 Pacific Golden-Plover 03-Jan-18 Port of Brisbane Shorebird Roost
58 Masked Lapwing 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
59 Lesser Sand-Plover 12-Jan-18 Wynnum Esplanade at Penfold Parade
60 Greater Sand-Plover 21-Jan-18 Lota Foreshore
61 Red-capped Plover 03-Jan-18 Port of Brisbane Shorebird Roost
62 Red-kneed Dotterel 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
63 Black-fronted Dotterel 01-Jan-18 Priors Pocket, Moggill
64 Comb-crested Jacana 02-Jan-18 Dowse Lagoon (Sandgate)
65 Whimbrel 02-Jan-18 Luggage Point
66 Eastern Curlew 02-Jan-18 Luggage Point
67 Bar-tailed Godwit 02-Jan-18 Luggage Point
68 Black-tailed Godwit 05-Jan-18 Off Manly Esplanade
69 Ruddy Turnstone 28-Jan-18 Fisherman Island–reclamation
70 Great Knot 03-Jan-18 Port of Brisbane Shorebird Roost
71 Broad-billed Sandpiper 19-Jan-18 Off Manly Esplanade
72 Sharp-tailed Sandpiper 03-Jan-18 Port of Brisbane Shorebird Roost
73 Curlew Sandpiper 03-Jan-18 Port of Brisbane Shorebird Roost
74 Long-toed Stint 18-01-18 Tinchi Tamba Wetlands Reserve
75 Red-necked Stint 03-Jan-18 Port of Brisbane Shorebird Roost
76 Pectoral Sandpiper 26-Jan-18 Kedron Brook Wetlands Reserve
77 Asian Dowitcher 03-Jan-18 Port of Brisbane Shorebird Roost
78 Latham’s Snipe 02-Jan-18 Dowse Lagoon (Sandgate)
79 Terek Sandpiper 21-Jan-18 Lota Foreshore
80 Grey-tailed Tattler 05-Jan-18 Off Manly Esplanade
81 Common Greenshank 03-Jan-18 Port of Brisbane Shorebird Roost
82 Marsh Sandpiper 03-Jan-18 Kianawah Road Wetland (Hemmant)
83 Silver Gull 02-Jan-18 Luggage Point
84 Little Tern 03-Jan-18 Port of Brisbane Shorebird Roost
85 Gull-billed Tern 12-Jan-18 Lota Foreshore
86 Caspian Tern 12-Jan-18 Lota Foreshore
87 Whiskered Tern 02-Jan-18 Luggage Point
88 Crested Tern 02-Jan-18 Luggage Point
89 Rock Dove 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
90 White-headed Pigeon 06-Jan-18 Sherwood Arboretum
91 Spotted Dove 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
92 Brown Cuckoo-Dove 07-Jan-18 Gold Creek Reservoir
93 Common Bronzewing 04-Jan-18 212 Hawkesbury Road (restricted access)
94 Crested Pigeon 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
95 Wonga Pigeon 07-Jan-18 Gold Creek Reservoir
96 Peaceful Dove 01-Jan-18 Priors Pocket, Moggill
97 Bar-shouldered Dove 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
98 Wompoo Fruit-Dove 11-Jan-18 2010 Mount Glorious Rd
99 Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove 07-Jan-18 Gold Creek Reservoir
100 Topknot Pigeon 01-Jan-18 Anstead SES Depot (Hawkesbury Rd)
101 Pheasant Coucal 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
102 Pacific Koel 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
103 Channel-billed Cuckoo 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
104 Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
105 Shining Bronze-Cuckoo 03-Jan-18 Sandy Camp Road Wetlands
106 Little Bronze-Cuckoo 17-Jan-18 Sandy Camp Road Wetlands
107 Fan-tailed Cuckoo 07-Jan-18 Gold Creek Reservoir
108 Brush Cuckoo 01-Jan-18 Anstead SES Depot (Hawkesbury Rd)
109 Oriental Cuckoo 04-Jan-18 Anstead SES Depot (Hawkesbury Rd)
110 Sooty Owl 11-Jan-18 D’Aguilar NP–Lawton Rd
111 Southern Boobook 07-Jan-18 Gold Creek Reservoir
112 Tawny Frogmouth 07-Jan-18 Gold Creek Reservoir
113 White-throated Needletail 01-Jan-18 Anstead SES Depot (Hawkesbury Rd)
114 Pacific Swift 14-Jan-18 Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens
115 Laughing Kookaburra 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
116 Torresian Kingfisher 02-Jan-18 Luggage Point
117 Sacred Kingfisher 01-Jan-18 3–8 Matfield Street, Moggill
118 Rainbow Bee-eater 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
119 Dollarbird 01-Jan-18 Priors Pocket, Moggill
120 Australian Hobby 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
121 Peregrine Falcon 06-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
122 Galah 01-Jan-18 2255 Moggill Road, Kenmore
123 Long-billed Corella 06-Jan-18 Sherwood Arboretum
124 Little Corella 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
125 Sulphur-crested Cockatoo 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
126 Australian King-Parrot 04-Jan-18 Moggill Road at -27.513, 152.933
127 Crimson Rosella 11-Jan-18 D’Aguilar National Park–Westside Track
128 Pale-headed Rosella 01-Jan-18 Priors Pocket, Moggill
129 Little Lorikeet 01-Jan-18 255 Sugars Road, Anstead
130 Rainbow Lorikeet 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
131 Scaly-breasted Lorikeet 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
132 Noisy Pitta 07-Jan-18 Gold Creek Reservoir
133 Green Catbird 11-Jan-18 2010 Mount Glorious Rd
134 Regent Bowerbird 11-Jan-18 Joyners Ridge Rd–rainforest section
135 Satin Bowerbird 11-Jan-18 2010 Mount Glorious Rd
136 White-throated Treecreeper 07-Jan-18 Gold Creek Reservoir
137 Variegated Fairywren 03-Jan-18 Sandy Camp Road Wetlands
138 Superb Fairywren 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
139 Red-backed Fairywren 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
140 Eastern Spinebill 11-Jan-18 Mount Glorious Road at -27.332, 152.761
141 Lewin’s Honeyeater 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
142 Yellow-faced Honeyeater 01-Jan-18 Anstead SES Depot (Hawkesbury Rd)
143 Bell Miner 07-Jan-18 Gold Creek Reservoir
144 Noisy Miner 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
145 Little Wattlebird 13-Jan-18 38 Delaney Circuit
146 Mangrove Honeyeater 02-Jan-18 Luggage Point
147 Brown Honeyeater 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
148 Blue-faced Honeyeater 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
149 White-throated Honeyeater 07-Jan-18 Gold Creek Reservoir
150 Striped Honeyeater 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
151 Little Friarbird 01-Jan-18 Priors Pocket, Moggill
152 Noisy Friarbird 01-Jan-18 Priors Pocket, Moggill
153 Striated Pardalote 03-Jan-18 Sandy Camp Road Wetlands
154 Yellow-throated Scrubwren 11-Jan-18 2010 Mount Glorious Rd
155 White-browed Scrubwren 03-Jan-18 Sandy Camp Road Wetlands
156 Large-billed Scrubwren 07-Jan-18 Gold Creek Reservoir
157 Brown Thornbill 07-Jan-18 Gold Creek Reservoir
158 Yellow-rumped Thornbill 24-Jan-18 Kedron Brook Wetlands Reserve
159 White-throated Gerygone 03-Jan-18 Kianawah Road Wetland (Hemmant)
160 Brown Gerygone 11-Jan-18 2010 Mount Glorious Rd
161 Mangrove Gerygone 02-Jan-18 Boggy Creek
162 Grey-crowned Babbler 04-Jan-18 212 Hawkesbury Road (restricted access)
163 Australian Logrunner 11-Jan-18 Joyners Ridge Rd–rainforest section
164 Eastern Whipbird 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
165 White-breasted Woodswallow 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
166 Grey Butcherbird 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
167 Pied Butcherbird 01-Jan-18 Priors Pocket, Moggill
168 Australian Magpie 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
169 Pied Currawong 01-Jan-18 Priors Pocket, Moggill
170 Black-faced Cuckooshrike 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
171 Common Cicadabird 07-Jan-18 Gold Creek Reservoir
172 Little Shrikethrush 07-Jan-18 Gold Creek Reservoir
173 Grey Shrikethrush 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
174 Rufous Whistler 03-Jan-18 Sandy Camp Road Wetlands
175 Olive-backed Oriole 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
176 Australasian Figbird 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
177 Spangled Drongo 07-Jan-18 Gold Creek Reservoir
178 Willie-wagtail 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
179 Rufous Fantail 07-Jan-18 Gold Creek Reservoir
180 Grey Fantail 03-Jan-18 Sandy Camp Road Wetlands
181 White-eared Monarch 07-Jan-18 Gold Creek Reservoir
182 Black-faced Monarch 11-Jan-18 2010 Mount Glorious Rd
183 Spectacled Monarch 07-Jan-18 Gold Creek Reservoir
184 Magpie-lark 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
185 Leaden Flycatcher 03-Jan-18 Sandy Camp Road Wetlands
186 Torresian Crow 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
187 Apostlebird 04-Jan-18 212 Hawkesbury Road (restricted access)
188 Paradise Riflebird 11-Jan-18 Mount Glorious Road at -27.332, 152.761
189 Pale-yellow Robin 11-Jan-18 Joyners Ridge Rd–rainforest section
190 Eastern Yellow Robin 01-Jan-18 Anstead SES Depot (Hawkesbury Rd)
191 Welcome Swallow 01-Jan-18 Priors Pocket, Moggill
192 Fairy Martin 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
193 Tree Martin 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
194 Australian Reed-Warbler 02-Jan-18 Luggage Point
195 Brown Songlark 01-Jan-18 Priors Pocket, Moggill
196 Tawny Grassbird 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
197 Rufous Songlark 01-Jan-18 Priors Pocket, Moggill
198 Golden-headed Cisticola 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
199 Silvereye 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
200 Russet-tailed Thrush 11-Jan-18 Mount Glorious Road at -27.332, 152.761
201 Common Blackbird 11-Jan-18 2010 Mount Glorious Rd
202 European Starling 01-Jan-18 Priors Pocket, Moggill
203 Common Myna 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
204 Mistletoebird 01-Jan-18 Anstead SES Depot (Hawkesbury Rd)
205 Australasian Pipit 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
206 House Sparrow 03-Jan-18 Port of Brisbane Shorebird Roost
207 Red-browed Finch 07-Jan-18 Gold Creek Reservoir
208 Plum-headed Finch 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
209 Double-barred Finch 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common
210 Chestnut-breasted Munia 01-Jan-18 Oxley Creek Common