Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

To: <>
Subject: Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest
From: "Birdpedia - Australia Info" <>
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 00:05:05 +1030
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, October 17, 2011 to Sunday, October 23, 2011:

Area: SA

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2011

Location: Pengelly Scrub, Roseworthy

Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) (7) Feeding in flock on floor of woodland.

White-browed Woodswallow (Artamus superciliosus) (25) Feeding within the 
reserve and in the skies over the reserve. May have been more -hard to keep a 
tab on them as the wind was blowing a gale.

Painted Button-quail (Turnix varius) (1) Bird heard ooooming in north-western 
corner of reserve and shortly after flew to the north, north-east when it was 

Also several Elegant Parrot (>15) were present in the site and flying over 
during the morning. I thought I had heard and seen Blue-winged Parrot also, but 
this could not be confirmed at the time. Since then, another observer has 
confirmed the presence of this latter species, as well as Cockatiel.

Reported by: Michael Wood on Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Date: Sunday, October 16, 2011

Location: Arbury Park, Bridgewater SA

White-necked Heron (Ardea pacifica) (1) Whilst participating in the Nature 
Foundation SA "Walk for Nature" last weekend, saw a juvenile White Backed Heron 
on the edge of a creek, with a very large blue yabby in it's beak.  It took 
several minutes for the bird to subdue and devour its prickly meal - which it 
did by breaking it into chunks and gulping these down. Great photo opportunity, 
but no camera with me of course!

On this walk also saw a number of Red browed finches, a white naped honeyeater 
on its nest, groups of yellow tailed black cockatoos, white throated 
treecreepers, superb blue wrens.

Reported by: Christine Bates-Brownsword on Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Date: Sunday, October 16, 2011

Location: Greenfields Wetland, Dry Creek

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) (14) Group alighting in eastern section of 
reserve off Magazine Road. Several were in breeding plumage.

Reported by: Michael Wood on Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Date: Monday, October 17, 2011

Location: Clayton Bay

Latham's Snipe (Gallinago hardwickii) (2) Two birds flushed from roadside shore 
of pool bordered by Alexandrina Drive and Clayton Street.

Nankeen Night Heron (Nycticorax caledonicus) (1) An adult in breeding plumage 
in Strap Weed at eastern end of pool.

Reported by: Bob and Maureen Snell, Kevin and Lyn Williams on Tuesday, October 
18, 2011


Date: Monday, October 17, 2011

Location: Milang

Brown Songlark (Cincloramphus cruralis) (1) One Brown Songlark seen in lakeside 
paddock about midway between Milang and Kindaruar Road.

Reported by: Bob and Maureen Snell, Kevin and Lyn Williams on Wednesday, 
October 19, 2011


Date: Monday, October 17, 2011

Location: On our property at Rockleigh

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) (2) Bee-eaters have been seen recently at 
Brown's Road which is only 10km from our property, so it was not surprising to 
see them. They were busy catching insects

Barn Owl (Tyto alba) (1) The barn owl was flushed from a leafy eucalypt in the 
creek bed, about 300 metres from where it was flushed last week. It  flew into 
the top of another leafy eucalypt and a dozen welcome swallows went to inspect 
it. It flew to a dead tree, and a kestrel turned up to have a look. Then a 
magpie landed next to it and very noisily told it to get going, which it did.

Reported by: Barbara and Peter Bansemer on Monday, October 17, 2011


Date: Thursday, October 20, 2011

Location: Greenfields Wetlands, Magazine Road

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) (50+) The flock reported by Michael Wood has 
grown.  A couple of groups of up to 8 birds could be seen from the path.  On 
two occasions, a flock of 50 birds or more took flight from the north-eastern 
corner; at 13:10, 45 birds gained height, formed an organised skein, and flew 
off to the north-east, while a few birds remained in the wetland.

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata) (20+) Numbers of sandpipers are 

Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) (5) 

Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis) (1) 

Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) (1) 

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (1) 

Reported by: Kevin Stracey on Thursday, October 20, 2011


Date: Saturday, October 22, 2011

Location: Blackhill C P

Chestnut-rumped Hylacola (Hylacola pyrrhopygia) (3) 3 birds were seen at a 
distance of 2 meters by the main summit trail 200 meters past the old quarry.

Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax) (1) The wedge tailed eagle was soaring above 
the lower ridges and slowly moving northwards.

Reported by: Graeme Cellier on Saturday, October 22, 2011


Date: Sunday, October 23, 2011

Location: Beacon 19 Goolwa

Brown Quail (Coturnix ypsilophora) (2) Birds were at the side of the road just 
before Beacon 19 car park.

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata) (3) Birds were on the channel edge 
near Beacon 19.

Reported by: Winston Syson on Sunday, October 23, 2011


Need more information about a sighting? Login and contact the poster directly.

Receive sightings via email or SMS immediately they are posted. 

Not a member of Birdpedia? Membership is free and gives you access to 
information for over 230 countries.

To sign up go to the Birdpedia Web Site (

To find out more about Birdpedia and what it can do for you, see 'What is 


To unsubscribe from this mailing list,
send the message:
(in the body of the message, with no Subject line)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU