Birdline ACT Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline ACT Weekly Update
Date: 7 Mar 2011 01:30:19 +1000

Birdline ACT

Published sightings for the week ending 6 Mar 2011.

Sun 6 Mar Diamond Dove Narrabundah Hill
Diamond Dove flushed off the track at the SW corner of the Narrabundah Hill former pine forest this morning round 8 am. After flying about 50 m it then obligingly perched on a burnt stump, allowing an approach within 5 m. Red eye, brown wings with fine white spots, and lack of scalloping on the upper breast separated it from the more likely Peaceful Dove. First record for me in my local area, though it has been recorded in the past at Bibaringa, about 2 km away. Park at the corner of Hindmarsh and Eucumbene Drives, then walk about 1.5 km down the S fenceline to the corner. Lots of Diamond Firetail and Dusky Woodswallows near the large dam about 1/3 of the way down.
Jack Holland

Thu 3 Mar Eastern Koel Mount Rogers, ACT
Red Wattlebird with a dependent young Koel. Although Koels have been in the Fraser area for a number of years this is the first evidence I have of successful breeding.
Stephen wallace

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