Published sightings for the week ending 29 Jan 2012.
|Fri 27 Jan
Mistral Point, Maroubra, New South Wales
Great Shearwater seen off Mistral Point in the late afternoon. (Moderator's note: A good sighting however Great Shearwaters are on the Review list of BARC so that the observation would be subject to their Review.AKM)
Ray Gobbe and Fiona Brook
|Wed 25 Jan
Manly Marina!!!, Queensland
Found by visiting UK Birder M/P. Lee. Record passed to Rob Morris by Paul Walbridge.
M.P .Lee (via Paul Walbridge)
|Sat 7 Jan
||Scarlet-chested Parrot, Little Crow etc
Gluepot Reserve, South Australia
Had 3 immature/female Scarlet-chested Parrots on the eastern end of Gluepot. One responded to Crested Bellbird playback from my ipod. In fact I had RIngneck, Mulga Parrot, Common Bronzewing, Striated Pardalote, Variegated Fairy-wren, Hooded Robin, Yellow-plumed Honeyeater all respond to the playback. The one bird I didn't get was the Crested Bellbird which was calling nearby! The bird in question flew within 3 metres of me & I got good photos. I also had a small group of Little Crows with a few Australian Ravens mixed in fly over. Their distinctive uk uk calls & slender appearance (good flight photos) confirmed ID. Other highlights were Striated Grasswrens, Chestnut Quail-thrush, at least 5 Spotted Nightjars along the track the night before, a Tawny Frogmouth and 2 Little Button-quail..
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