Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Subject: Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest
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Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2013 00:05:08 +1030
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, February 11, 2013 to Sunday, February 17, 2013:

Area: SA

Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Location: Goolwa Sewage Ponds.

Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) (6) Five close together on the margin of the 
largest pool. A Black fronted Dotterel behaved very aggressively towards them 
but they took little notice and just stepped aside. A sixth was on the adjacent 
 pool which has been nearly dry since the remodelling of this site.

Australian Spotted Crake (Porzana fluminea) (26) The middle of the old pools 
referred to above is largely covered in dead weed skeletons and has several 
very shallow pools. I counted 25 Spotted Crakes in a single sweep of my 
telescope just before they all ran to cover when a Swamp Harrier appeared 
overhead. A single bird was on the main pool next door. Quite a sight!
As nearby wetlands dry up this site seems to be becoming very attractive.

Reported by: Jeffrey Crocker on Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Date: Thursday, February 14, 2013

Location: Laratinga Wetlands

Latham's Snipe (Gallinago hardwickii) (1) Feeding around Pond 8.

Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa) (6) 2 on Pond 7 +4 on Pond 11.

Spotless Crake (Porzana tabuensis) (1) Pond 6.

Spotted Crakes very abundant- feeding on the large areas of exposed mud.At 
least 30 on Pond 8 alone!

Reported by: Nathaniel Doecke on Thursday, February 14, 2013


Date: Saturday, February 16, 2013

Location: Mannum Waterfalls Reserve

Pied Honeyeater (Certhionyx variegatus) (8) At least 4 adult males and 4 female 
type (and probably more: we had perhaps 20 separate views).  Perching in and 
flying between the trees and bushes high on the steep slopes, on both sides of 
the top end of the valley.

Reported by: Kevin Stracey on Saturday, February 16, 2013


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