Birdline ACT Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline ACT Weekly Update
Date: 24 Oct 2011 01:30:35 +1000

Birdline ACT

Published sightings for the week ending 23 Oct 2011.

Sun 23 Oct Rainbow Bee-eater, Peaceful Dove Molongolo upstream from Murrumbidgee
Between 8:00 and 10:00 following in Michael Kingford's tracks, saw Rainbow Bee-eaters in several places along the Murrumbidgee and Molongolo, near their confluence and towards Uriarra Crossing. Also saw and heard a Peaceful Dove near the plank bridge over the Molongolo.
Rick Kuhn and Mary Gorman

Buff-banded Rail Macgregor
Single bird on Ginninderra creek just north of the suspension bridge near the school.
Peter Christian

Satin Flycatcher Umbagong Park, Latham
Pair by the climbing tower 9.30 this morning.
Peter Christian

Sat 22 Oct Rainbow Bee-eater Woodstock Nature Reserve
I observed six Rainbow Bee-eaters hawking for insects and paying some attention to each other on the Uriarra Loop this afternoon. They were right down on the Molonglo just before it joins the Murrumbidgee.
Michael Kingsford

Rainbow Lorikeet Macquarie Oval
10 Rainbow Lorikeets - highest number I've ever recorded at this locality. Also 3 Superb Parrots.
Frank Antram

Fri 21 Oct Superb Parrot Cook suburb, ACT
Half a dozen superb parrots feeding in the eucs behing the parkcare noticeboard off Booth cr at around 0730 this morning.
Ben Walmsley

Thu 20 Oct Painted Button-quail The track to Booroomba rocks car park
The bird was happy for me to takes photos from the car while he foraged along the road next to the car
Roger Williams

Wed 19 Oct White-bellied Sea Eagle Mt Stromlo Forest Park
Juvenile WBSE flew sedately over at low level being harassed by a few magpies. Was heading from the Lake towards Mt Stromlo.
Michael Kingsford

White-winged Triller Kama reserve
I could only see a single bird, quite high in a eucalypt
Roger Williams

Tue 18 Oct Intermediate Egret, Cattle Egret, Great Egret Kelly's Swamp & Jerrabomberra Wetland, Fyshwick
A red-letter day for herons with 1 Great Egret, 1 Intermediate Egret, 4 White-faced Heron, 3 Cattle Egret 1 Nankeen Night-Heron (1) Juvenile ...and 3 Australian Painted Snipe
Alastair Smith

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Fyshwick Sewage Treatment Plant
Six Sharp-tailed Sandpipers on pond 5 this morning.
Alastair Smith

Satin Flycatcher Pinnacle Nature reserve
Apart from the usuals, the Pinnacle threw up a brilliant male Satin Flycatcher, on his way to the ranges, no doubt.
B Allen

Crested Shrike-tit, Brown Quail Lake Ginninderra peninsula
Lake Ginninderra peninsula treated me with some of its regulars which you can’t be guaranteed to see: a pair of Crested Shrike-tit; two Brown Quail; and at least one Golden-headed Cisticola.
B Allen

Buff-banded Rail Ginninderra Creek, Giralang. Down stream of Giralang pond.
A single bird, foraging in the reed beds
Duncan McCaskill

Mon 17 Oct Plumed Whistling-Duck New artificial ponds, Hawdon St , Dickson
28 in cohesive flock
Geoffrey Dabb

Stubble Quail Dunlop
Flushed Stubble Quail in paddock between west Belconnen pond and Fassifern pond. At least three spotted.
Scott Ryan

Pink-eared Duck Fyshwick STW
At around 13:00 a single Pink-eared Duck at the Fyshwyck sewage works. This is the first I have seen this calendar year. Also 3 juvenile Sharp-tailed Sandpipers.
PJ Milburn

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Jerrabomberra Wetlands
At around 13:00, 2 juvenile Sharp-tailed Sandpipers at Kelly's Swamp on the mud opposite the Cygnus Hide. [Also 3 juvenile Sharp-tailed Sandpipers on the sewage pond.]
PJ Milburn

Latham's Snipe West Belconnen Pond, Dunlop, ACT
A single bird feeding on the mud that has been exposed by the falling water level.
Stephen Wallace

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