Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 00:05:05 +0930
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, July 22, 2013 to Sunday, July 28, 2013:

Area: SA

Date: Thursday, June 6, 2013

Location: Parnka Point, Coorong

Pied Oystercatcher (Haematopus longirostris) (2) One of the Pied Oystercatchers 
seen had 5N on a yellow flag on the right tibia. Subsequently I contacted David 
& Sue Trudgeon in the SE who gave me the information on its history. It was 
flagged on 12/07/2006 as a 2 year old near Foster Corner Inlet, east of 
Melbourne. It was reported a year later from a nearby site, then on 11/12/2012 
it was seen at Parnka Point, on 16/12/2012 at Ocean Beach near Magrath Flat in 
the Coorong, before my sighting again at Parnka Point on 6/06/2013.The distance 
from Foster to Parnka Point is approx. 700 kms as the crow flies, but  assuming 
that it would have followed the coastline, the distance travelled would be 
about 1000 kms. The Trudgeons monitor Oystercatchers, & would be pleased to 
hear from anyone about any flagged birds.

Reported by: Margaret Tiller on Friday, July 26, 2013


Date: Sunday, July 21, 2013

Location: Black Point, Y.P.

Double-banded Plover (Charadrius bicinctus) (42) 42 birds in various stages of 
breeding plumage sheltering from the very cold strong wind at high tide on the 
sand spit. They were sharing the area with about 150 Red-necked Stint & 45 
Red-capped Plover.

Fairy Tern (Sterna nereis) (2) Two Fairy Tern were also standing on the sand 
spit for a short time before flying off.

Australasian Gannet (Morus serrator) (4) Four birds were fishing out at sea, 
often diving successfully.

Spotted Harrier (Circus assimilis) (1) A female was seen flying low over bushes 
near the junction of Black Point Rd & St. Vincents Highway.

Reported by: Margaret Tiller on Friday, July 26, 2013


Date: Friday, July 26, 2013

Location: Inman River Trails (Henderson Road, Victor Harbor)

Black-chinned Honeyeater (Melithreptus gularis) (1) 5-10 birds foraging along 
the river only 100m or so in from Henderson Road (horse stables area)

Reported by: Thomas Jaensch on Friday, July 26, 2013


Date: Saturday, July 27, 2013

Location: Ferries Macdonald Conservation Park

Purple-gaped Honeyeater (Lichenostomus cratitius) (1) Two Purple-gaped 
honeyeaters calling and flying about in thick broombush. Very cool, windy grey 

Reported by: Ali Ben Kahn on Sunday, July 28, 2013


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