Birdline Tasmania Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Tasmania Weekly Update
Date: 6 May 2013 09:40:05 +1000

Birdline Tasmania

Published sightings for the week ending 5 May 2013.

Sun 5 May Westland Petrel (3), Soft-plumaged Petrel (1) Eaglehawk Pelagic
Highlights from today's pelagic: three Westland Petrels that joined the boat at our first stop and stayed most of the day, often sitting together in the slick, and a Soft-plumaged Petrel that made several close passes.
Paul Brooks & all aboard the Pauletta

Sat 4 May White-necked Heron 43 02S 147 02E 1' Cell
White-necked Heron (1) Apparently not usually found here but the white patch on bend of wing, visible in flight, is very distinctive.
Philip Dickinson

Fri 3 May Freckled Duck Lake Dulverton, Oatlands
Very windy and overcast, accompanied by Paul Brooks. Freckled Duck (17) On the bottom lake. Photographed amongst Hardheads. Probably more.
Jeremy O'Wheel

Fri 3 May Freckled Duck Tamar Island Wetlands
Very windy and overcast. Accompanied by Paul Brooks. Freckled Duck (8) Probably more. Some in the south lagoon just next to the visitor centre, others to the north of the first bridge.
Jeremy O'Wheel

Fri 3 May Banded Stilt (9) The Neck - Bruny Island
Low tide with strengthening wind. Searched the exposed Channel side followed by the beach. Had searched unsuccessfully at Moorina beach where they were reported earlier in the week. Found them on The Neck beach just south of the lookout in front of the dunes. They were steadily moving north as they constantly fed at the waters edge.
Rob Hamilton

Tue 30 Apr Banded Stilt - Cladorhynchus leucocephalus Moorina Beach - Cape Queen Elizabeth walk, Bruny Island
Group of seven feeding at water's edge at northern end of beach. Photo not so clear as zoomed in on iphone. First sighting for both us of so very exciting.
Marg & Bob Graham

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