Birdline South Australia
Published sightings for the week ending 13 Mar 2011.
|Sun 13 Mar
Monarto Conservation Park
at rear of block/eastern end, found in same vegetation + shrubs as Weebills and YRTB's (3).
|Sat 12 Mar
very close views, calling loudly and when disturbed flew no more than a few metres away to continue calling. (1).
||Curlew Sandpiper, Pacific Golden Plover
Curlew Sandpiper: sitting with Grey Plovers and Red-necked Stints, obvious orange/rusty streaking through neck and chest (1). Pacific Golden Plover: sticking together in tight group, again, very well camouflaged amongst the weed hummocks on shoreline. (4).
|Wed 9 Mar
Hindmarsh Island, Murray mouth lookout carpark
close views, in the shrub next to the path to the explanatory signs.
Private Residence, Gawler East
heard the contact 'chicking' sounds and then got a great view of two birds in close company exploring outer foliage of Euc. Camaldulensis in neighbours yard. Present for three or four minutes before taking flight and heading towards Dead Man's Pass Reserve. My third record for this species at this site. The same tree, incidentally, was being 'pruned' by neighbour on cherry picker on Sat. afternoon - can't afford to lose another magnificent old River Red in this area! (2).
|Mon 7 Mar
Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA
50+ Fork-tailed Swifts seen hawking insects over Kingscote Council building on a warm northerly wind preceding evening rainstorm.
|Thu 3 Mar
Miranda 10' Cell
Cruising above freeway around 50km S of Pt Augusta (1).
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