Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2011 00:05:06 +0930
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, September 5, 2011 to Sunday, September 11, 2011:

Area: SA

Date: Sunday, September 4, 2011

Location: Taylorville/Gluepot

Scarlet-chested Parrot (Neophema splendida) (3) Seen at the Cross sign 700 mtrs 
along trail, mid morning (1 being a Juv male) within 4 mtrs of the track in 
Mulga right of cross.

Verbal information available by Tel: 8263 2531

Reported by: Trevor  & Hazel Cowie on Friday, September 9, 2011


Date: Sunday, September 4, 2011

Location: Adelaide Festival Centre

Red-rumped Parrot (Psephotus haematonotus) (2) Two on the ground in a plant bed 
near the Playhouse at the edge of the lawn leading down to the river.

Reported by: David Cox on Monday, September 5, 2011


Date: Sunday, September 4, 2011

Location: Freeling Sewage Ponds

Banded Stilt (Cladorhynchus leucocephalus) (1) Single Banded Stilt feeding on 
the larger of the ponds. Saw another single Banded Stilt on the same pond 18 
months ago, wondering if it's the same one that's come back? Very unusual 
sighting for this area.

Reported by: Chris Steeles on Tuesday, September 6, 2011

More Information: More Information...


Date: Monday, September 5, 2011

Location: Goolwa Sewage Ponds, Kessel Road, Goolwa

White-necked Heron (Ardea pacifica) (1) Initially in the south-westernmost 
pond, then in flight.

Reported by: Kevin Stracey on Thursday, September 8, 2011


Date: Monday, September 5, 2011

Location: Denver Road, Hindmarsh Island

Spotted Harrier (Circus assimilis) (1) At least a dozen individuals of 6 
different raptor species seen in 2.5km along Denver Road.  The Spotted Harrier 
was on the south side of the road not far from the turnoff.

Banded Lapwing (Vanellus tricolor) (15) As previously reported by Winston 
Syson, about 2km along Denver Road in a paddock on the north side of the road.

Reported by: Kevin Stracey on Thursday, September 8, 2011


Date: Monday, September 5, 2011

Location: Murray Mouth, Hindmarsh Island

Banded Stilt (Cladorhynchus leucocephalus) (30) Including 5 adult birds

Red-necked Avocet (Recurvirostra novaehollandiae) (15) In the same area as the 
stilts, east of the Murray mouth lookout.

Eastern Curlew (Numenius madagascariensis) (1) Also in the same area.

Reported by: Kevin Stracey on Thursday, September 8, 2011


Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Location: Waikerie

Barn Owl (Tyto alba) (1) Dead on roadside

Reported by: John Fennell and Stuart Hull on Thursday, September 8, 2011


Date: Thursday, September 8, 2011

Location: Adelaide Plains.

Barn Owl (Tyto alba) (3) Three Barn Owls seen dead on the side of the road 
today, while driving home from SYP.
 I have not seen this before, are there more Owl's out there with the increase 
in food available?

Reported by: Teresa Jack on Thursday, September 8, 2011


Date: Sunday, September 11, 2011

Location: Kartoo Rd, south Mark Point, Coorong.

Ruff (Philomachus pugnax) (1) Ruff seen wading with the 10 Common Greenshank.

Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) (10) 

Birds first seen wading in a shallow lake a few a kilometers south of Mark 
Point on Kartoo Rd (4wd). They flew when I moved to the back of the car. Was 
able to watch them for awhile through the scope then they flew straigh towards 
me for awhile, good view of the Ruff. Watched them fly over my head and 
dissapear towards the Coorong water with my binoculars. No photos.

Reported by: Teresa Jack on Sunday, September 11, 2011


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