Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 5 Jul 2010 00:02:02 +0930
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, June 28, 2010 to Sunday, July 4, 2010:

Area: SA

Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Location: Strzelecki track

Letter-winged Kite (Elanus scriptus) (4) 2 pairs with nests. click on link 
below for photos and video.

Cinnamon Quail-thrush (Cinclosoma cinnamomeum) (6) a family group. click on 
link below for photos.

Chestnut-breasted Whiteface (Aphelocephala pectoralis) (6) they were very 
active and singing. click on link below for photos.

Gibberbird (Ashbyia lovensis) (4) 2 pairs interacting (quarreling), one male 
was singing, then one pair mated

Eyrean Grasswren (Amytornis goyderi) (1) 

Thick-billed Grasswren (Amytornis textilis) (4) 

Rufous Fieldwren (Calamanthus campestris) (2) 

Inland Dotterel (Peltohyas australis) (4) in the gibber near the Gibberbirds

For a tripreport including photos and a video click on the More Information 
link below.

Reported by: Peter Waanders on Tuesday, June 29, 2010

More Information: More Information...


Date: Thursday, June 24, 2010

Location: Whites Road Wetland

Red-capped Robin (Petroica goodenovii) (1) One adult male in low bushes at the 
edge of an area of samphire.

Reported by: John Seymour on Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Date: Friday, June 25, 2010

Location: Birdsville Track

Grey Grasswren (Amytornis barbatus) (2) At least two, probably more. Skulking 
in lignum, but popping out occasionally to sing. For a photo take the More 
Information link below.

Eyrean Grasswren (Amytornis goyderi) (2) a pair on a sand dune

Gibberbird (Ashbyia lovensis) (1) 

Australian Pratincole (Stiltia isabella) (30) flying over

Black Honeyeater (Certhionyx niger) (1) only 1 male on the entire trip

Grey Falcon (Falco hypoleucos) (1) One on a tower - click on the link below for 
a photo

These were the highlights of the day - there were lots of other good birds 
around. For a trip report, photos and a video click on the More Information 
link below.

Reported by: Peter Waanders on Tuesday, June 29, 2010

More Information: More Information...


Date: Saturday, July 3, 2010

Location: Point Sturt Peninsula

White-bellied Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) (1) An adult bird flew low 
over a house approx. midway along the peninsula.It came from the direction of 
Hindmarsh Island and flew across to Lake Alexandrina. 2 adult Sea-Eagles were 
also observed soaring over this location during late June.

Reported by: Gabrielle Doecke on Sunday, July 4, 2010


Date: Sunday, July 4, 2010

Location: Chappel Road, Hindmarsh Island

Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) (1) A single bird still present in the same area 
as has been previously reported.It was observed for over 3/4 hour, from about 
300 metres away,feeding around the edges of the mudflats.

Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica) (2) 2 birds in non-breeding plumage 
were feeding in the Goolwa Channel and resting on the mudflats close to the 

Reported by: Nathaniel Doecke on Sunday, July 4, 2010


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