Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 00:02:03 +0930
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, September 6, 2010 to Sunday, September 12, 2010:

Area: SA

Date: Saturday, September 4, 2010

Location: 16 Swan Avenue Klemzig

Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis) (1) Four birds first seen on 30 August. Two in 
garden since, feeding on blossom of prunis tree.

Reported by: Kate Buckley on Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Date: Thursday, September 9, 2010

Location: Private property north of Nuriootpa, Barossa Valley

Spotted Nightjar (Eurostopodus argus) (1) This is my first sighting in the 
Barossa Valley in 20 years. I probably flushed it and a friend saw it settle on 
the ground about 10 metres away. We watched it for a while and left it still 

Reported by: Grant Penrhyn on Thursday, September 9, 2010


Date: Saturday, September 11, 2010

Location: Avenue Road, Prospect

Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus) (1) One was dead on the road - 
still warm. When I came by a second time, two others were walking around it and 
appeared to be nudging it with their beaks. Has anyone else seen this behaviour?

Reported by: David Cox on Sunday, September 12, 2010


Date: Saturday, September 11, 2010

Location: Black Hill Conservation Park

Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) (1) Observed carrying a mouse in 
bill, and calling at the same time.  Was then attacked by two Little Ravens, 
perhaps to rob it of its prey, but were unsuccessful. During lunch at the Old 
nursery, top of Addison Road, after the Birds SA field trip.

Reported by: Martyn Price on Saturday, September 11, 2010


Date: Sunday, September 12, 2010

Location: Sandy Creek Conservation Park

Olive-backed Oriole (Oriolus sagittatus) (1) This morning an Olive-backed 
Oriole was sighted at Sandy Creek Conservation Park. I initially went off in 
pursuit of a calling Crested Shrike-Tit in the south-western corner of the 
reserve, whilst somewhere behind me I thought I heard the bottle-blowing like 
call of the oriole. It called again and I went off to try and find it. It 
wasn't difficult to find; there were White-plumed Honeyeaters harrassing it 
left right and centre and a couple of curious Red Wattlebirds following its 
every move. Clearly, it was a novelty for these birds. The plumage on the upper 
parts was brown and had buff edges on the secondaries, whilst the bill appeared 
to have only a hint of orange. It was calling throughout much of the time it 
was observed.

Reported by: Michael Wood on Sunday, September 12, 2010


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