DECEMBER 2014

31 Present along Allen Road: Pacific Koel, Brush Cuckoo. Little Friarbird, Olive-backed Oriole, Oriental Dollarbird, 2 Sacred Kingfishers and 2 Scaly-breasted Lorikeet.
30 Fan--tailed Cuckoo, 1 Brush Cuckoo and Varied Triller calling from Tarong Power Station woodland area.  20+ Great Crested Grebe on Meandu Creek Dam.  Early morning birds along Allen Road include Channel-billed Cuckoo, Pacific Koel, Little & Noisy Friarbird, Variegated Fairy-wren, Eastern Whipbird and Brush Cuckoo.
20 Denis & Jeanette McBryde of Allen Road report 10 Zebra Finch and a male Red-backed Fairy-wren.  Other Allen Road reports include Pacific Koel, Little Friarbird, White-browed Scrubwren, Oriental Dolarbird, Pheasant Coucal, Striped Honeyeater, 2 Australian Wood Duck in our orchard, Channel-billed Cuckoo, Olive-backed Oriole and Sacred Kingfisher.
28 Reports of Little & Noisy Friarbirds, Shining Bronze-Cuckoo, Pacific Koel, Oriental Dollarbird, Olive-backed Oriole and Channel-billed Cuckoo along Allen Road.  Pair of Eastern Whipbird also calling here.  Late reports of Black-faced Cuckko-shrike, Common Bronze-wing Yellow-faced Honeyeater and Common Cicadabird along Allen Road.
27 Usual summer migrants present along Allen Road: Shining Bronze-Cuckoo, Little & Noisy Friarbirds, Olive-backed Oriole, Pacific Koel, Oriental Dollarbird and Channel-billed Cuckoo.  Also report of Yellow-faced Honeyeater.
26 Good start to Boxing Day with Little Friarbird, Shining Bronze-Cuckoo, Pacific Koel and Oriental Dollarbird.  Eastern Whipbird pair continue to grace the SW corner at 63 Allen Road.  20+ Apostlebirds seemingly squabbling of the road itself outside front gate.
25 MERRY CHRISTMAS to all those who celebrate this time of the year.  

Early 0300 hours report of Channel-billed Cuckoo.  Late reports of Shining Bronze-Cuckoo. Little & Noisy Friarbirds, Olive-backed Oriole, Sacred Kingfisher, Brush Cuckoo and Oriental Dollarbird along Allen Road.  Also report of Pheasant Coucal here.  2 Brown Quail noted scurryting across Berlin Road.  Eastern Whipbird pair still fequenting 63 Allen Road.

24 Reports from Allen Road of Shining Bronze-Cuckoo, Little & Noisy Friarbird, Olive-backed Oriole, Oriental Dollarbird, Pacific Koel and Sacred Kingfisher.  Also from here reports of Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo and the continuing presence of a pair of Eastern Whipbirds.
23 Channel-billed Cuckoo still calling well along Allen Road, as are Pacific Koel and Little & Noisy Friarbird.  Pacific Koel, Noisy Friarbird, Olive-backed Oriole, sacred Kingfisher, Common Cicadabird, Grey Shrike-thrush, Restless Flycatcher, Brush Cuckoo, 4 Oriental Dollarbirds and a White-eared Monarch all reported from Wallinson Road.
22 Channel-billed Cucjoo calling along Allen Road.
21 Early morning calls along Allen Road from Channel-billed Cuckoo, Pacific Koel, Shining Bronze-Cuckoo, Little & Noisy Friarbirds and Sacred Kingfisher.  Late report of 4 Orintal Dollarbirds displaying over Allen Road.
20 A fantastic chorus of Channel-billed Cuckoos at Allen Road but given the dim light of pre-dawn it was impossible to judge whether it was one bird continuously shifting position or a small troupe calling more or ;less simultaneously from different, nearby, locations.  Other reports from here of Shining Bronze-Cuckoo, Little & Noisy Friarbird, Plumed Whistling-Duck, Sacred Kingfisher, Olive-backed Oriole, Pacific Koel and Brush Cuckoo.  Report of 20+ Fairy Martin over Barkers Creek Flats.  From Gordonbrook Dam reports of 7 Black-winged Stilts, Channel-billed Cuckoo, 3 Common Mynas, 7 Royal Spoonbills, Whistling Kite, 2 Little Friarbird, 20+ Grey Teal, 4 Pink-eared Duck, 1 Crested Tern, Tawny Grassbird, 1 White-breasted Woodswallow and 1 Red-kneed Dotterel. 1 Sacred Kingfisher and a male Superb Fairy-wren reported from Mehans Road.  20+ Zebra Finch and 3 Plum-headed Finch sighted on fence along Gordonbrook Road.  1 Nankeen Kestrel and 1 Oriental Dollarbird noted on overhead wires along the Bunya Highway, north of Kingaroy.
19 Steady overnight rain.  Early birds to Allen Road include: Plumed Whistling-Duck flying by overhead, Shining Bronze-Cuckoo, Tawny Frogmouth, Pacific Koel, Little & Noisy Friarbird, Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater, Olive-backed Oriole, Oriental Dollarbird, Australasian Figbird, Sacred Kingfisher and Whistling Kite.
18 At Allen Road: Channel-billed Cuckoo, Shining Bronze-Cuckoo, Little & Noisy Friarbird, Pheasant Coucal, Oriental Dollarbird, Olive-backed Oriole, Pacific Koel, Sacred Kingfisher, Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater and 1 female Red-winged Parrot.  1 Wedge--tailed Eagle along Jensen Road, also here, report of Tawny Grassbird.
17 4 Plumed Whistling-Duck on small farm dam at D'Aguilar Highway end of Berlin Road.  Sacred Kingfisher calling along Allen Road.
16 Early morning reports along Allen Road of Pacific Koel, Sacred Kingfisher and Little Friarbird.
15 Second only record of Brown Cuckoo-Dove at Allen Road [first back in September 2003].    Regular early morning calls along Allen Road from Little & Noisr Friarbirds, Shining Bronze-Cuckoo, Brush Cuckoo, Olive-backed Oriole, Pacific Koel, Sacred Kingfisher and Leaden Flycatcher.  Mistletoebird put in an unexpected appearance.
14 Pacific Koel, Shining Bronze-Cuckoo, Noisy and Little Friarbirds, Olive-backed Oriole and Sacred Kingfisher along Allen Road; also here reports of Yellow-faced Honeyed [extending its temporary residence?], Pheasant Coucal, Scaly-breasted Lorikeet and Spotted Dove.  White-faced Heron observed flying over property.  Whistling Kite, Rufous Whistler and Sacred Kingfisher enroute to Tarong Power Station.  Yellow-faced Honeyeater and  Pacific Koel calling from wooded area to side of Cooling Water Dam.  100+ Eurasian Coot, 3 Musk Duck, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Great Cormorant, 4 Dusky Moorhen on Cooling Water Dam.  3 Australasian Pipits scurrying along dam wall.  1 Caspian Tern observed flying over Meandu Creek Dam. Late report of  4 White-throated Needletails over Nukku Road bridge.  2 Plumed Whistling-Duck outside Blackbutt and 2 at David Road, Blackbutt.
13 Early morning calls from Pacific Koel, Shine Bronze-Cuckoo, both Noisy and Little Friarbirds, Brush Cuckoo, Olive-backed Oriole, Sacred Kingfisher and Leaden Flycatcher.  Also reports of Yellow-faced Honeyeater  and Little Lorikeet along Allen Road.  Brown and Lewin's Honeyeaters together with Rufous Whistler, Brush Cuckoo and Grey Shrike-thrush reported from Berlin Road.  Male Australasian Figbird reported from MCGilliveray Road.  Male and female Pacific Koels calling along Reeve Road; 50+ Torresian Crow in one paddock here.  Both Rufous and Golden Whistlers reported at Neumgna Road.
12 Olive-backed Oriole, Brush Cuckoo, Pacific Koel, Sacred Kingfisher and Noisy Friarbird along Allen Road.  Also return of Spiny-cheeked and Striped Honeyeaters .  Black Kite standing on edge of Berlrin Road, between Hazeldene and Neumgna Roadss.
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Reports from Allen Road of Pacific Koel, Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater Brush Cuckoo, Noisy Friarbird, Sacred Kingfisher, Olive-backed Oriole, Channel-billed Cuckoo, Oriental Dollarbird, Leaden Flycatcher and Shining Bronze-Cuckoo.  3 Noisy Friarbirds at Blackbutt STate School.

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Pacific Koel, Brush Cuckoo, Olive-backed Oriole, Sacred Kingfisher and Channel-billed Cuckoo at Allen Road.  Pacific Korl at Blackbutt State School.  Later report of Cicadabird and Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater at Allen Road.

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Early reports of regular summer migrants along Allen Road, including: Shining Bronze-Cuckoo, Pacific Koel, Brush Cuckoo, Olive-backed Oriole, Oriental Dollardbird, Channel-billed Cuckoo, Noist Friarbird and Sacred Kingfisher.  Also reports of seemingly continuous presence of  White-browed Scrubwren, Pheasant Coucal, Rufous Whistler, Grey Shrile-thrush and Yellow-faced Honeyeater.  Southern Boobook also reported from here.  Pacific Koel calling from Blackbutt State Scjool.  Bess & Richard Newman of Blackbutt report 24+ Plumed Whistling Duck on their David Road property.

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Pacific Koel along Allen Road.

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Reports from Allen Road of Pacific Koel, Channel-billed Cuckoo, Noisy Friarbird. Oriental Dollarbird, Leaden Flycatcher, Sacred Kingfisher, Olive-backed Oriole and Brush Cuckoo.  Also reports of return of Yellow-faced Honeyeater and Rufous Whistler.

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Heavy overnight rain; 43mm at Allen Road.  Reports of Sacred Kingfisher, Pacific Koel [male], Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike, Australian King-Parrot, Noisy Friarbird, Leaden Flycatcher, Channel-billed Cuckoo, 2 Variegated Fairy-wrens, White-browed Scrubwrens, 2 Oriental Dollarbirds, Brush Cuckoo and Shining Bronze-Cuckoo.  24+ White-throated Needletails,  All from Allen Road.  Richard Newman reports 4 Turquoise Parrots near Blackbutt Showgraounds.  Black0shouldered Kite perched on roadside shrub along Berlin Road.

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Early morning calls along Allen Road from Shining Bronze-Cuckoo, Olive-backed Oriole, Sacred Kingfisher, Pacific Koel, Brush Cuckoo and Leaden Flycatcher.   3 Peaceful Doves noted on overhead wires running along Allen Road.  2 Channel-billed Cuckoos observed flying across Allen Road property.  First ever record of White-throated Needletail at Blackbutt State School.  1 White-faced heron flying across Allen Road property, also a Welcome Swallow here.

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Early morning calls along Allen Road of Pacific Koel, Shining Bronze-Cuckoo, Oriental Dollarbird, Sacred Kingfisher, Channel-billed Cuckoo.  Also report of Leaden Flycatcher at 63 Allen Road.  Second consecutive day that Plumed Whistling Ducks have flown by overhead along Allen Road.  First Oriental Dollarbird at Blackbutt State School since November 2913.  6 Tree Martins, new to Allen Road list.

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Early morning calls along Allen Road of Southern Boobook, Pacific Koel, Shining Bronze-Cuckoo, Oriental Dollarbird and the 6th only report of Grey Shrike-thrush here in 2014.  Also reports of  Plumed Whistling-Duck flying by overhead along Allen Road; first since 9 March and only the 5th for 2014. Late report of Sacred Kingfisher calling along Allen Road.  Also news of a Brush Cuckoo calling for several hours here.

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Early morning calls along Allen Road from Oriental Dollarbird and Sacred Kingfisher.  

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Reports of Pacific Koel, Shining Bronze-Cuckoo, Oriental Dollarbird, Olive-backed Oriole, Grey Shrike-thrush and Channel-billed Cuckoo along Allen Road