Birdline ACT Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline ACT Weekly Update
Date: 5 Sep 2011 01:30:07 +1000

Birdline ACT

Published sightings for the week ending 4 Sep 2011.

Sun 4 Sep Buff-banded Rail Umbagong District Park, Latham
A single Buff-banded Rail in Ginninderra Creek. It was near where the large water (?) pipe passes over the creek to east of Florey Drive. It was foraging on the Latham side of the creek. W
Michael Kingsford

Sat 3 Sep Rainbow Lorikeet Weetangera
Two birds flew over Coulter Drive near Lachlan Street around midday. They were heading from East to West.
Michael Kingsford

Olive-backed Oriole Kama Nature Reserve
My first Olive-backed Oriole of the spring
Frank Antram

Fri 2 Sep Dusky Woodswallows north side of Narrabundah Hill, Duffy
4 seen at top of dead Eucalypt
Tina Bromhead

Grey Butcherbird Araba St Aranda
an apparently immature Grey Butcherbird was calling and moving about 20 metres up a gum on Araba St Aranda around 8:30 am
Rick Kuhn

Tue 30 Aug Barn Owl Coppins Crossing Rd
2-3 birds seen along roadside between William Hovell Drive and river crossing around 9pm.
Marnix Zwankhuizen

Rose Robin, Golden Whistler Warks Rd, Brindabella
Female Rose Robin & at least 6 Golden Whistlers, both sexes, seen along Warks Rd this morning. Other birds of interest included Fan-tailed Cuckoo & a pair of Peregrine Falcons.
Scott Ryan

Red-capped Robin Campbell Park
Red-capped Robin (1) female observed along the eastern boundary fence this morning. Other notable highlights included Black-shouldered Kite (1) on nest, Speckled Warbler (10) and Jacky Winter (4). Some returning migrants too with Western Gerygone (2), Noisy Friarbirds and a female Rufous Whistler (1).
Alastair Smith

Superb Parrot Goodwin Hill, MacGregor
Single bird on east side of hill at dawn. Flew south in direction of Kippax.
Michael Kingsford

Mon 29 Aug Barn Owl Coppins Crossing Rd
Barn Owl sitting on fence post about 100m from intersection with William Hovell Drive at 7.20pm.
Sue Lashko

Peaceful Dove Jamison Oval, Macquarie
This afternoon at 16:45 I heard Peaceful Dove calling on the shopping centre side of Jamison Oval. I went to investigate and flushed 2 birds from the trees along Halloran Close. They flew into the trees along Bowman Street.
Peter Milburn

Barn Owl Coppins Crossing
2 Barn Owls seen 9 pm on adjacent fence posts between Copping Crossing and William Hovel Dr. Also 1 Wombat seen.
Yarden Oren

Noisy Friarbird, Dusky Woodswallow Newline Paddocks
Migrants are returning to Newline with Dusky Woodswallow (10) and a single Noisy Friarbird. On an otherwise quiet morning, birds of note included Common Bronzewing (2), Speckled Warbler (2) and Southern Whiteface (2)
Alastair Smith

Mon 22 Aug White-Bellied Sea Eagle Lake Ginninderra- Western Shores
Juvenile with white wing stripe (underneath) flew over. Being chased by 4 A Ravens
Benj Whitworth

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