Birdline Australia Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Australia Weekly Update
Date: 12 Mar 2012 01:30:33 +1000

Birdline Australia

Published sightings for the week ending 11 Mar 2012.

Tue 6 Mar Square-tailed Kite, Peregrine Falcon Altona CSR Landcare Reserve, South Australia
Square-tailed Kite (1) First seen soaring low over main track, 100m north of entrance, and then circled quite low for at least 5 minutes above and around the parking area. Peregrine Falcon (2) Possibly 3. One bird seen off of Blue Loop; about 10 minutes later a pair of birds was seen 100m in from entrance.
Rebecca Zanker

Sat 3 Mar Little (Tricoloured) Grebe Roebuck Plains , Western Australia
Late on Saturday 3rd March, I briefly observed a 'Little Grebe' on some ephemeral water on Roebuck Plains near the Broome Bird Observatory. The taxonomy is interesting. The IOC have now split Little Grebe, and the new species Tricoloured Grebe is the closest to the north of Australia, and hence it is very likely to be this species. BARC has been looking into the previous records of "Little Grebe" in Australia (Darwin & Qld) as to whether they are Tricoloured Grebes. This is the first record for Western Australia.
Per Frank O'Connor (via Birding-aus)

Hodgson’s Hawk-cuckoo Home Island, Cocos-Keeling Islands
The next side-trip was to Home Island, where one member of the group (Scott) had views of a Hodgson’s hawk-cuckoo.
Tim Faulkner, Rick Webb, Scott Ryan and John Weigel per BirdingAus

Saunder's Tern South Island, Cocos-Keeling Islands
A trip to South Island on motorized canoes was a birding highlight, giving tremendous views of 10+ Saunder’s Terns, one Gull-billed Tern, six Grey-tailed Tattlers, 40+ Ruddy Turnstones, Sanderling, Red-necked Stint, and both Greater and Lesser Sandplovers. Common Noddies were seen on the trip back to West Island.
Tim Faulkner, Rick Webb, Scott Ryan and John Weigel per BirdingAus

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