Birdline ACT Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline ACT Weekly Update
Date: 21 May 2012 01:30:23 +1000

Birdline ACT

Published sightings for the week ending 20 May 2012.

Sun 20 May Barn Owl Magpies Golf Club, Holt, 14th Hole
Barn Owl was spotted being chased by several birds of many other species (mostly magpies & currawongs). Flew into the side of a house but recovered and flew away still being pursued.
Bronwyn Vickers

Thu 17 May Swift Parrot Garran 1' cell
A single Swift Parrot flew south past the Garran shops this morning at about 0630, calling.
Alastair Smith

Red-browed Treecreeper ANBG
Section 191 Coastal Rainforest I have never seen RBTCs in the ACT except at Tidbinbilla and Wark's Road. Identified by appearance and call (high trill). Adult male. Also Rose Robin, pair at Section 124
John Leonard

Wed 16 May Spotted Harrier Stromlo Forest Park
Quartering over grassland around 2pm. Crossed road and headed north towards Molonglo.
John Leonard

Mon 14 May Diamond Dove Mount Painter
A single Diamond Dove observed in the horse paddocks where previously reported.
Alastair Smith

Collared Sparrowhawk O'Connor Ridge Nature Reserve
Collared Sparrowhawk (1) Circling low overhead
Ray Comer

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