Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 00:05:03 +1030
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, March 7, 2011 to Sunday, March 13, 2011:

Area: SA

Date: Friday, March 4, 2011

Location: Tailem Bend, Kulde Rd

Malleefowl (Leipoa ocellata) (1) Scratching around on the side of the road as I 
drove past.  I drive through there regularly and have never seen one on the 
roadside before.

Reported by: Jordan Foster on Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Date: Friday, March 4, 2011

Location: Warren Conservation Park

Bassian Thrush (Zoothera lunulata) (1) one bird observed in a Eucalyptus 
viminalis (Manna Gum) cloaked gully in the northern section of the park

Reported by: Amanda Pearce on Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Date: Monday, March 7, 2011

Location: Point Sturt Peninsula

Fork-tailed Swift (Apus pacificus) (50+) Flying over private property on the 
Point Sturt Peninsula.The birds were moving in a westerly direction at a height 
of about 50 metres.Weather: very humid and still with thunderstorm clouds 

Reported by: Michaela Doecke on Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Date: Monday, March 7, 2011

Location: Price Saltfields

Fork-tailed Swift (Apus pacificus) (100+) 100+ birds seen flying overhead at 
varying heights, travelling from SE to NW towards the storm clouds which were 
gathering prior to the deluge that night on Yorke Peninsula.
That evening another flock of 50+ were seen at 6.00 pm flying in the same 
direction as those at the Price Saltfields, this time at at Black Point,which 
is appox. 40 kms to the south.

Reported by: Margaret Tiller on Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Date: Monday, March 7, 2011

Location: On our Rockleigh property

Mistletoebird (Dicaeum hirundinaceum) (1) Nothing special about this young male 
bird, except that it was species number 50 on our mostly grassy 40 hectares

Tree Martin (Hirundo nigricans) (1) and the single tree martin flying with a 
pair of welcome swallows was number 51.

Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena) (1) We used to have 100-150 welcome swallows 
roosting under our veranda. Around Christmas something spooked them, or chased 
them away, or maybe even ate them (as a kestrel did a year before). Now there 
are very few, sometimes only 2 and last night about 8. The only positive thing 
about this is that we no longer have much swallow poo on our brick patio.

Reported by: Barbara and Peter Bansemer on Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Location: Hindmarsh Island, Murray mouth lookout carpark

Rock Parrot (Neophema petrophila) (1) close views, in the shrub next to the 
path to the explanatory signs

Reported by: Peter Waanders on Thursday, March 10, 2011

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Date: Friday, March 11, 2011

Location: North Plympton

Long-billed Corella (Cacatua tenuirostris) (6) Six birds feeding on grass at 
edge of bike track adjacent to Birkalla Tce., North Plympton

Reported by: Ray Pearson on Saturday, March 12, 2011


Date: Saturday, March 12, 2011

Location: Cadney Park Roadhouse

Grey Falcon (Falco hypoleucos) (2) Pair interacted with juvenile Peregrin 
Falcon. There is a high tower close to roadhouse which is a favoured structure 
for Grey Falcon to sit on

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) (1) Actively chasing Australian Magpie, 
Yellow-throated Miner and Pied Butcherbird

Also present; Australian Hobby, Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike, Yellow-throated 
Miner, Australian Magpie, Magpie Lark, Galah, juvenile Pied Butcherbird and 
overflying Budgies

Reported by: Chris Shaw on Sunday, March 13, 2011


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