Birdline Australia Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Australia Weekly Update
Date: 5 Mar 2012 01:30:16 +1000

Birdline Australia

Published sightings for the week ending 4 Mar 2012.

Sat 3 Mar Banded Stilt Flinders Island, Tasmania
Approximately 2000 Banded Stilts were observed in the north-eastern bay of Logan Lagoon, Flinders Island (55G 0610615 E 5553839 S) on 24th-25th February 2012. They were observed roosting in a straight line approximately 10 birds deep, 100 metres offshore in shallow water. When feeding they moved as one group in an ever changing line, wading in the shallows 100-200 metres offshore. The flock was a mixture of adults in breeding and non-breeding plumage with some juveniles. No other wader species were seen in the flock. In 2003, between 1000-3000 Banded Stilts were also observed in this area, travelling between Cameron Inlet, Logan Lagoon and Adelaide Bay from approximately mid- January through till March-April. All other Tasmanian sightings of Banded Stilts have been in numbers less than 10.
Liz Znidersic and Dr Sue Robinson (DPIPWE).

Fri 2 Mar Pictorella Mannikin 10km north of Moranbah, Central Queensland, Queensland
Group of 20 adults foraging in paddocks on private property. Well outside their normal range.
Chris Wiley

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