Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 00:05:03 +1030
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, March 14, 2011 to Sunday, March 20, 2011:

Area: SA

Date: Monday, March 14, 2011

Location: Port Clinton.

Grey-tailed Tattler (Heteroscelus brevipes) (8) 8 Grey-tailed Tattlers seen 
feeding along the edges of the incoming tide.

A week earlier Peter Gower was there when we saw 5 feeding on the outgoing 

My sightings have always been from the car parking area at the end of 
Cumberland Rd. Port Clinton.

Reported by: Teresa Jack on Friday, March 18, 2011


Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Location: Hindmarsh Tiers

Crested Shrike-tit (Falcunculus frontatus) (2) At least 2 foraging in Pink Gums 
near the Hindmarsh River.The birds were contact-calling as they moved through, 
but I only managed to see one of them.This spot is on SA Water land, 300 metres 
downstream of the Hindmarsh Falls.

27+ species recorded during a day of weed control in this area,including 
Fan-tailed Cuckoo,a single Wedge-tailed Eagle,and several small groups of 
Brown-Headed honeyeaters.

Reported by: Nathaniel Doecke on Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Location: Aquatic Centre, North Adelaide

Australian Hobby (Falco longipennis) (1) At the top of a dead branch in a tall 
tree on the eastern edge of the oval immediately to the east of the Aquatic 
Centre. Could perhaps have been a small Peregrine, but the head markings seemed 
to match the Hobby's and it was quite small - about the size of a Nankeen 
Kestrel. The light was not very good. A few noisy miners were hopping up the 
branches toward it and then having second thoughts.

Reported by: David Cox on Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Location: Point Sturt

White-bellied Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) (1) An adult bird,soaring over 
cliffs near the beacon.

Reported by: Nathaniel Doecke on Thursday, March 17, 2011


Date: Thursday, March 17, 2011

Location: Goolwa: Beacon 19 to Murray Mouth

Rock Parrot (Neophema petrophila) (30+) At least 20 birds close to the Murray 
Mouth in scrub between the dune and Goolwa Channel, along with a few Elegant 
Parrots.  Another smaller group in the scrub close to Beacon 19 car park.

Double-banded Plover (Charadrius bicinctus) (50+) A large active group with a 
similar number of Red-necked Stints on the flat open area on the south side of 
the Goolwa Channel at the Murray Mouth.

Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica) (1) At least one bird flying past the 
beacon 19 boat ramp

Reported by: Kevin Stracey on Friday, March 18, 2011


Date: Thursday, March 17, 2011

Location: Kingscote foreshore, Kangaroo Island

Eastern Reef Egret (Egretta sacra) (1) feeding on edge of tidal pool

Rock Parrot (Neophema petrophila) (8) feeding samphire on edge of tidal pool

Reported by: Chris Baxter on Thursday, March 17, 2011


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