Birdline Australia Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Australia Weekly Update
Date: 26 Sep 2011 01:30:30 +1000

Birdline Australia

Published sightings for the week ending 25 Sep 2011.

Sat 24 Sep Painted Snipe Kellys Swamp, Australian Capital Territory
This afternoon Harvey Perkins observed two Painted Snipe at the southern end of Kellys Swamp. Later identified as a male and female.
Harvey Perkins

Spotted Whistling-Duck Old Wonga Beach 16 20S 145 24E 1' Cell, Queensland
Spotted Whistling-Duck (14) locals say they have seen up to 60 birds every year for the past few years! in the same area. Also seen at school 3 Latham's Snipe plus 2 more on vacant lot
Doug Herrington

Fri 23 Sep Australian Painted Snipe Normanton, Queensland
Conservation park just north of town. A pair sighted feeding at the water's edge.
Peter & Bev Morgan

Spotted Whistling Ducks Wonga Beach, Queensland
still present today, photo attached. Moderators Note: The birds were present in the lagoon, after John saw them, standing in the shade of an overhang on the edge. Approach the small lagoon slowly so as not too cause too much disturbance. The block of land they are on has a for sale sign at the front.
John Grant

Thu 22 Sep Spotted Whistling Duck Wonga Beach, Queensland
A group of 13 Spotted Whistling Ducks in a small pond off Snapper Island Drive, Wonga Beach. At first all were perching in a Terminalia overhanging the pond, close to and visible from the road, later in the pond. This is the most southerly record for this recently invading species. Please note the pond is on private land, two properties back from the end of Snapper Island Drive (a dead end).
John Grant

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