Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2010 00:02:02 +1030
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, October 25, 2010 to Sunday, October 31, 2010:

Area: SA

Date: Friday, October 22, 2010

Location: Pelican Pt, S of Morgan (River Murray)

Regent Parrot (Polytelis anthopeplus) (5) Birds flew from Red Gum on river bank 
inland (W) over me into magnificent River Box woodland on floodplain. I was on 
public road.

Pied Butcherbird (Cracticus nigrogularis) (2) 

River up, filling backwaters. Mozzies aplenty - frogs are on the comeback, but 
not enough to eat enough wrigglers yet! :)

Reported by: Phil Barron on Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Date: Sunday, October 24, 2010

Location: Kingston-on-Murray and environs

Cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus) (3) In drowned Red Gums in Murray River 
adjacent to Kingston-on-Murray Caravan Park

Pied Butcherbird (Cracticus nigrogularis) (1) On power lines. Kingston to 
Loxton Road, Wachtels Logoon.

Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) (2) Lake Bonney waterfront, Barmera.

Reported by: Bob Snell on Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Date: Sunday, October 24, 2010

Location: private property adjoining Hale CP, Williamstown area.

Square-tailed Kite (Lophoictinia isura) (1) 2 birds observed flying over a 
ridge-top in Hale CP and over tree canopies on private property.  One bird is 
normally observed, this is the first time I have seen two together.

Reported by: Amanda Pearce on Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Location: Chandos Street,Clayton Bay

Nankeen Night Heron (Nycticorax caledonicus) (10) 10 were seen leaving their 
roost site in large Radiata Pines.

Reported by: Peter Doecke on Thursday, October 28, 2010


Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Location: Near Kanmantoo, Mt Lofty Ra.

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) (3) Two adults with a juvenile - youngster 
still learning ropes but looked quite strong in flight. Parents still defensive 
when I strayed into territory.

Reported by: Phil Barron on Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Location: 5km East of Owen

Cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus) (1) Sitting high in a sugar gum outside our 
house. Hopefully more to come with numbers so high up north this year.

Reported by: Michael Warnes on Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Date: Thursday, October 28, 2010

Location: Adelaide city

Red-rumped Parrot (Psephotus haematonotus) (1) Red-rumped Parrot

Pair of Red-rumped parrots feeding young high up on a ledge of the old finance 
building, corner Wakefield Street and Victoria Square.

Reported by: Kate Buckley on Thursday, October 28, 2010


Date: Sunday, October 31, 2010

Location: Boundary Road, 5km NE of Owen

Hooded Robin (Melanodryas cucullata) (3) A very uncommon sighting for this 
area, two adults and a juvenile so possibly have bred locally as well.

Reported by: Michael Warnes on Sunday, October 31, 2010


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