Birdline Australian Capital Territory Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Australian Capital Territory Weekly Update
Date: 7 Oct 2013 06:53:21 +1000

Birdline Australian Capital Territory

Published sightings for the week ending 6 Oct 2013.

Sun 6 Oct Pied Cormorant, White-bellied Cuckooshrike Kellys Swamp & Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Fyshwick
Two interesting sightings at Kellys Swamp this morning, Pied Cormorant (1) White-bellied Cuckooshrike (1)
Alastair Smith, Milburn

Sun 6 Oct Masked Woodswallow, White-browed Woodswallow Miller Street O'Connor
30+ Masked and 120+ White-browed Woodswallows were moving noisily northward from Turner into O'Connor, along Miller Street at 13:08 today.
PJ Milburn

Fri 4 Oct Scarlet Honeyeater Callum Brae Nature Reserve
A single male Scarlet Honeyeater observed at Callum brae this morning.
Alastair Smith

Fri 4 Oct Pied Cormorant 35 18S 149 10E 1' Cell
Pied Cormorant (1) flew W just above our car - possibly landed on the river. Very large white-breasted cormorant similar in size to a great cormorant, with long bill and long neck.
Vivien Rolland

Red-necked Stint, Whiskered Tern Fyshwick Sewage Treatment Plant
Red-necked Stint (2) together with Sharp-tailed Sandpipers, Black-fronted Dotterels and Red-kneed Dotterels on the mudflats at the southern end of the sewage treatment plan. Also, Whiskered Tern (1) on the main pond.
Vivien Rolland, Jono Henshaw & Christine D.

Thu 3 Oct Common Tern Fyshwick Sewage Treatment Plant
An adult Eastern Common Tern (Sterna hirundo longipennis), still in breeding plumage, was with the flock of Whiskered Terns (approximately 15) at the largest pond at Fyshwick Sewage Treatment Plant this evening until sunset. [Moderator comment: birds observed from Dairy Flat Road as FSP is still a construction site and closed to visitors]
PJ Milburn

Mon 30 Sep Swift Parrot, Painted Button-quail Mt Majura
Swift Parrots near the Antil St carpark.
Tobias Hayashi

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