Birdline ACT Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline ACT Weekly Update
Date: 21 Mar 2011 01:30:20 +1000

Birdline ACT

Published sightings for the week ending 20 Mar 2011.

Fri 18 Mar Barking Owl Shepherds Lookout
I’m just back from walking the dog at Shepherds Lookout and, even for a non-twitcher like me, it was rather pleasing to flush a Barking Owl. Interestingly the most recent endorsed record was from the same spot in autumn, albeit in 1998. The bird was unmistakeable – so much bigger than a boobook, and quite differently marked. After the initial flush, it obligingly perched quite close and peered at us for a few minutes, affording an excellent view. Whether it would still be there, I don’t know, but for anyone wanting to look for it, it was around the western side of the dirt track leading to the lookout, before the track leading down to Uriarra Crossing. b
Barbara Allen

Tue 15 Mar Australian Shelduck Large Dam just before Ginniderry Homestead on Parkwood Road
Pair present
Stephen Wallace

Mon 14 Mar Grey Goshawk West Macgregor
White phase Grey Goshawk at Parkwood/West Macgregor this morning. Between the Parkwood chicken farm and Ginninderra creek on the river flats visible from the old sewage works road (i.e. Bicentennial trail about 3/4 km after the Stables). Last seen around the chicken farm itself at about 10.00 am.
Peter Christian

Sun 13 Mar Bassian Thrush upper Warks Road
Haven't seen one in the ACT for years.
John Leonard

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