Birdline ACT Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline ACT Weekly Update
Date: 14 May 2012 01:30:28 +1000

Birdline ACT

Published sightings for the week ending 13 May 2012.

Sun 13 May Superb Parrot Mount Painter
4 Superb Parrots near the Cook horse paddocks - the first I've seen for a while and the first reported to Eremaea for about a month.
Frank Antram

Sat 12 May Chestnut-rumped Heathwren Blackys Trail off Uriarra Rd
Close views of a single adult bird among mixed feeding flock in sparse Eucalypt forest with low heathy understory.
Marnix Zwankhuizen

Little Button-quail Stromlo Forest Park (western end)
Female flushed from hillside amongst Acacia rubida scrub. Also in MFF, Scarlet Robin, Superb Fairy Wrens, Brown, Striated and Yellow Thornbills, Red-browed Firetails.
John Leonard

Thu 10 May Spotted Harrier Hindmarsh Drive
Over grassland south of Hindmarsh Dve between Canberra Ave and Monaro Hwy, 1-45 pm. There have been intermittent reports over the years of the species around that location.
Geoffrey Dabb

Diamond Dove Mount Painter
Diamond Dove (1) Seen late yesterday and again early this afternoon in the same general area as last week. No rings on its legs.
Alistair & Carmen Drake

Mon 7 May Satin Bowerbird Shepherds Lookout
A group of 15 'green' Satin Bowerbirds flew up the gully to the north of Shepherds Lookout, rested in a tree near the road for a short time and then flew north east following Stockdill Drive.
Stephen Wallace

Thu 3 May Crested Shrike-tit Diddams Close, Belconnen
One Crested Shrike-tit with small feeding flock of 6 White-plumed HEs and one Grey Shrike-thrush seen last Thurs (3 May). They were foraging in hanging bark of E. bicostata, Blue Gum, on eastern side of Ginninderra peninsula, south of Diddams Close carpark. The ABR records only 20 CSTs last year, and some of those were in Tinderry where they feed on E. viminalis, Manna Gum, which also has bark ribbons.
Muriel Brookfield

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