Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2013 00:05:05 +0930
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, July 15, 2013 to Sunday, July 21, 2013:

Area: SA

Date: Sunday, July 14, 2013

Location: Goolwa ponds

Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa) (100+) A large flock on the main pond at 
Goolwa along with about 20 Pink-eared Ducks and some Grebes. The only Pacific 
Blacks were a pair on the pond nearest the road.

Banded Lapwing (Vanellus tricolor) (4) Grazing on the low-lying muddy paddock 
on Denver Road Hindmarsh Island.

Elegant Parrot (Neophema elegans) (24) Feeding on the samphire around ponds in 
the paddocks along Denver Road Hindmarsh Island and flying over the road to 
feed in the paddocks opposite. Also sitting along the fence.

Reported by: Gregory Dare on Monday, July 15, 2013


Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Location: Port Willunga.

Spotted Harrier (Circus assimilis) (1) An immature bird flying towards the 
south along the cliff face dropped onto the top of a bush where it seemed to 
have seen potential prey but continued on its way after a few minutes.

Reported by: Jeffrey Crocker on Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Location: Wright Island, Encounter Bay, Victor Harbor.

Spotted Harrier (Circus assimilis) (1) A probable adult repeatedly harrying the 
flocks of Rock Doves which take refuge and roost on this island but no outcome 
was seen before I lost sight of the bird. Spotted Harriers seem to have been 
unusually abundant around The Fleurieu this autumn and winter.
Wright Island is a frequent hunting ground for the local Peregrines and Sea 
Eagles but also acts like a magnet in attracting many passing birds of prey 
drawn to it by the large flocks of roosting Rock Doves, Starlings and Silver 
Gulls. It's always worth a scan with the telescope!

Reported by: Jeffrey Crocker on Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Location: Newland Head CP Waitpinga off Denis road

Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis) (1) Single bird calling from 
Grass Tree.

Reported by: Winston Syson on Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Date: Thursday, July 18, 2013

Location: Middleton Point

Australasian Gannet (Morus serrator) (8) birds were sighted diving off the 
Point. 5 Southern Right Whales were displaying close in to shore.

Reported by: Winston Syson on Thursday, July 18, 2013


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