Birdline Australian Capital Territory Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Australian Capital Territory Weekly Update
Date: 15 Jul 2013 07:03:29 +1000

Birdline Australian Capital Territory

Published sightings for the week ending 14 Jul 2013.

Sun 14 Jul Musk Lorikeet, Swift Parrot Athlon Drive Torrens
2 Musked Lorikeets and 1 Swift Parrot seen feeding in the Box Gums between 8am and 10am.
Brendan Sheean

Sat 13 Jul Lewin's Rail Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Lewin's Rail (1) Briefly seen twice in the sanctuary! Only 5-10 seconds each time but very nice views. Notes: smaller and darker than a buff-banded rail, no white eye-brow and long beak. Chestnut cap and nape. Olive-grey breast clearly contrasting with barred flanks (black & white).
Vivien Rolland

Thu 11 Jul Musk Lorikeet, Scaly-breasted Lorikeet, Rainbow Lorikeet Athllon Drive, Torrens
2 Musk, 2 Scaly-breasted and at least 18 Rainbow Lorikeets were feeding throughout the day in a mixed planting of box trees, alongside Athllon Drive in Torrens. They particularly favored the White Boxes (E alba) behind and north of the bus stop near the Beasley Street/Athllon Drive Crossroads.
PJ Milburn

Mon 8 Jul Scaly-breasted Lorikeet Mawson, ACT
2 Scaly-breasted Lorikeets and 2 Rainbow Lorikeets flew over Mawson #2 Oval this morning at about 10:30. There are flowering Red Ironbark in the vicinity.
PJ Milburn

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