Birdline ACT Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline ACT Weekly Update
Date: 19 Dec 2011 01:30:10 +1000

Birdline ACT

Published sightings for the week ending 18 Dec 2011.

Sun 18 Dec Rufous Fantail Daintree Crescent Kaleen
I had a Rufous Fantail calling and foraging for an hour in the exotic bushes (Photinia and Loquat) in my garden this morning, a first for here.
Jim Longworth

Sat 17 Dec Channel-billed Cuckoo Canberra North Bowling Club
At about 11 this morning a single bird flew over the Canberra North Bowling Club McCaughey Street travelling in a south easterly direction. It was not calling but unmistakeable in size colour and flight. Later in the day two peaceful doves were observed on the telegraph wires outside clubhouse.
Terry Bell

Swift Parrot, Little Lorikeet Campbell Park
At least one, possibly two, juvenile Swift Parrots and 4 possibly five Little Lorikeets observed this morning.
Alastair Smith, Frank Antram

Latham's Snipe West Belconnen Pond
4 seen, 1 heard.
Stephen Wallace

Fri 16 Dec Rufous Fantail Duffy St, Ainslie
one in our garden this morning, first since March 2007, and a rather strange time of year to see one in the city
Steve Holliday

Thu 15 Dec Tawny Frogmouth O’Connor Ridge
Delighted this morning to find that the the 2 adult Tawnies had returned to their normal spot on O’Connor Ridge and even better they had brought their 2 babies with them. This might explain why we had not seen them in their customary spot for some time now.
Ray Comer

Wed 14 Dec Royal Spoonbill, Yellow-billed Spoonbill Kelly's Swamp & Jerrabomberra Wetland, Fyshwick
1 Royal Spoonbill (in the small willow where the species has previously bred ) and 1 Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Frank Antram

Brush Cuckoo Billy Billy Creek
Brush Cuckoo (2) heard in the vicinity of Billy Billy Ck which is crossed by Corin Road. Numerous Fan-tailed and Shining-Bronze Cuckoos also observed.
Alastair Smith

White-necked Heron Jerrabomberra Wetlands
3 adult White-necked Herons flew high overhead at 09:30 this morning. They continued northeastwards up the Majura Valley.
PJ Milburn

Emu Cnr Corin Road and Tidbinbilla Road
4 Emu and also numerous calling Stubble and Brown Quail 2 Diamond Firetail
Alastair Smith

Tue 13 Dec Buff-banded Rail Kellys Swamp
A single bird seen & flushed from long grass around the southern end of the swamp
Scott Ryan

Swamp Harrier Fyshwick Sewerage Ponds
A juvenile bird was flushed twice from long grass between the ponds
Scott Ryan

Sun 11 Dec Latham's Snipe Uriarra Station Dam
Single Latham's Snipe flew into the grass on the road side of the dam.
Alastair Smith

Thu 8 Dec Buff-banded Rail Tuggeranong
At the little marshy pond behind the dog training area on Rowland Rees Crescent, near the Tuggeranong Town Centre. The rail was in full view for about 15 minutes. It spent most of the time preening, walked out onto the pond once and lifted its wings then went back. Also 1 Baillon's Crake.
Philip Veerman

Tue 6 Dec Lewin's Honeyeater Majura Firing Range, subsite 3 in the South of the Range
two observed in Yellow-Box grassy woodland. Eucalypts flowering profusely.
Barbara Allan reported by Paul Fennell

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