Birdline NSW Weekly Update

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Date: Mon, 5 Jul 2010 01:31:17 +1000
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Published sightings for the week ending 4 Jul 2010.

Sun 4 Jul       Double-banded Plover Shoalhaven River Mouth 
Approximately 60 to 70 Double-banded Plovers, some in breeding plumage
on the sand between the river and the sea. 
Chris Shaw 

        Fluttering Shearwater Coogee NSW 
1080 Fluttering Shearwater flying south between 11.50 and 12.45.
Furthermore 3 Yellow-nosed, 1 Shy and ca 15 Black-browed Albatross, 1
Brown Skua, 1 imm. Pacific Gull and 1 imm. Kelp Gull, ca. 10 Prions
Michael Tobler 

        Common Bronzewing, Sea Eagle, Brush Turkey Greenwich 
This morning I was surprised to see a Common Bronzewing on the foreshore
at the mouth of Gore Ck adjoining the mudflats. I think this is the only
time I've seen one in the Inner Suburbs of Sydney. It was the 80th
species I've recorded in Greenwich in 3 years. Then a White-faced Heron
and Masked Lapwing took off hurriedly from the mudflats - sure enough, a
Sea Eagle sailed over moments later, with 2 attendant Aussie Ravens.
Earlier on a friend saw a Brush Turkey in the bush a hundred metres back
towards Ford St. 
Ted Nixon 

Sat 3 Jul       Crested Shrike-tit Hillview Coramba 
1 bird seen in trees near Golden & Rufous Whistlers. Distinguished by
white and black stripes on face. Seen calling. 
David Krippner 

        Grey Goshawk, Bassian Thrush, Southern Emu-wren, Rose Robin
Royal National Park 
A great trip the the Royal NP this morning yielded some great species. 2
Southern Emu-wrens were near the start of the Curra Moores track. Also a
White Morph Grey Goshawk, 2 Bassian Thrushes and a male Rose Robin were
seen at Wattle Flat, Audley. 
Joshua Bergmark 

        Grey Goshawk Near Forest Way 
A Single bird seen swooping over a tree, Goshawk Tail, Grey
upper-wingand under-wing. The Osprey was also seen at it's Roost 
Nathan Ruser 

Thu 1 Jul       Ground Cuckoo-shrike nr Murren Bridge, north of Lake
Cargelligo (20kms) 
7 Ground Cuckoo-shrikes in a tree a few hundred metres after the turn
after Murren Bridge (20kms north of Lake Cargelligo) - this is the road
that eventually takes you to Cobar via Round Hill. [moderators note: I
think this road is called "Round Hill Rd"] 
Nevil Lazarus per Simon Blanchflower 

        Possible Flock Bronzewing Booberoi Creek - nr Round Hill 
Large flock - more than 100 - of bulky pigeons flying away from the road
south of Booberoi Creek - they seemed to fit Flock Bronzewing ID. 
Nevil Lazarus per Simon Blanchflower 

        Red-Lored Whistler, Gilbert's Whilster, Chestnut-backed Quail
Thrush, Southern Scrubrobin Round Hill Nature Reserve 
Red Lored Whistler came onto the road to drink at a puddle 200mt past
#653 on south side of railway line. [Round Hill Road] Gilberts Whistlers
are abundant - heard and seen at many places at Round Hill - Nombinnie.
Also lots of Chestnut-backed Quail Thrush - Scrub Robins - Shy
Heathwrens White-Winged Wrens - nesting - on the back road to Round Hill
in the saltbush after the cattlegrid a km before the road turns north
towards Booberoi Creek. There has been a lot of rain and the roads are
wet but good - avoid the numerous puddles and obvious wetspots and a 2
WD should have no problems. 
Nevil Lazarus per Simon Blanchflower 

        Australasian Bittern Lake Cargelligo 
Australasian Bittern photographed in the reeds in the main lake at Dead
Mans Point. 
Nevil Lazarus per Simon Blanchflower 

Tue 29 Jun      Wandering Whistling Duck King Creek swamp, Wauchope 
A stop at King Creek swamp this morning produced 60 plus Wandering
Whistling Ducks, 4 Jacanas, 2 Black Swans and a single male Chestnut
Clive Meadows & Louise Earnshaw 

        Spangled Drongo Red Hill in the Cromer-Beacon Hill area 
Saw one Spangled Drongo flying from tree to tree today at about 2pm. It
had dark eyes so would be an immature. I was on the track near where it
joins Wakehurst parkway, near the Sydney Water tank 
Natalie Wood 

Mon 28 Jun      Little Eagle Western Sydney Parklands (Northern Section)
near Richmond Road/Eastern Creek 
Sighted late afternoon a Little Eagle (dark morph) flying in from SW. It
settled close by in a tree but only for a few minutes before being
chased away by Ravens. 
Chris and Jane Gregory 

Sun 27 Jun      Azure Kingfisher Manly Dam 
Near reed beds at far end of dam. Darting in an out to water from
overhanging tree and then sitting on a marker pole. 
Liz Wilson 

Sat 5 Jun       Little Eagle Gulf Road, 500m NW of Emmaville 
Two birds soaring over treed grazing paddock. 
David Charley 


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