Birdline South Australia Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline South Australia Weekly Update
Date: 7 Oct 2013 06:54:19 +1000

Birdline South Australia

Published sightings for the week ending 6 Oct 2013.

Sun 6 Oct Black Honeyeater 300m east of Warnes's Scrub
A juvenile bird, it bird was discovered in my fathers eremophila collection which is just near our house. The total area is about 3 acres and is full of flowering natives at the moment. At least 4 White Fronted Honeyeaters are also there at present.This is only the second record that we have for both these species on our farm.
Michael Warnes

Fri 4 Oct Black Falcon (pair with young) Tcharkuldu Rock at Minnipa
Great to be at the right place at the right time! Also Spotted Harrier, nesting Budgies, dozens of Masked and White-browed Woodswallows. A single White-backed Swallow a few Fairy Martins with the many Tree Martins!
Lorand Szucs

Thu 3 Oct Nullarbor Quail-thrush (5) Nullarbor Roadhouse
Also Major Mitchell's Cockatoos (15) 25 km east of the Roadhouse.
Lorand Szucs

Latham's Snipe Fox Lake, Robe
7 birds observed from bird hide on lake
David Parker

Rufous Bristlebird Little Dip Conservation Park
3 bristlebirds observed along Stoney Rise Track, one scampering across the track and two sitting on tops of clematis.
David Parker

Wed 2 Oct Little Button-quail Reeves Plains
Landed on the bonnet of a mates tractor at night as he was driving back to his farm. He sent me this the next day.... he got out and the LBQ hopped off the bonnet onto the ground where he photographed it with his phone! He then picked it up and placed it back out into the closest crop.
Chris Steeles per Nigel Humphry's

Ruddy Turnstone, Sooty Oystercatcher, Fairy Tern Robe Breakwater
6 turnstones and a single oystercatcher observed on beach at the breakwater. 2 Fairy Tern, and 2 Red-capped Plover observed up on the breakwater with Crested Tern, Black-faced Cormorant and Silver Gull also on the breakwater
David Parker

Tue 1 Oct Cape Barren Goose (4) North Neptune Islands off Port Lincoln
Had a great trip to see the Great White Sharks. The trip was great for birding too with Rufous Night Herons at the Port Lincoln marina. As the last hour to the islands is over open waters it was great to see some pelagic birds like Shy Albatross, White-faced Storm-petrels and a single Brown Skua and hundreds of Sooty shearwaters!
Lorand Szucs

Southern Emuwren Mt Compass wetland, Mt Compass
single bird observed, possibly three different birds heard calling.
David Parker

Mon 30 Sep Barbary Dove Oaklands Road, Marion (Adelaide)
11 Birds observed near No. 50 Oaklands Road. Spotted Turtle-Doves and Rock Doves also about to make the visit worthwhile?
David Parker

Sun 29 Sep Slender-billed Thornbill Middle Beach, north of Adelaide
5 birds observed in samphire near edge of road.
David Parker

Sat 28 Sep Rock Parrot West Cape Lighthouse, Innes NP
two birds observed feeding on shrubs near edge of walking track
David Parker

Hooded Plover Marion Bay, near pier
Single bird observed near pier
David Parker

Glossy Ibis (1), Blue-billed Duck (2) Greenfields Wetlands, Dry Creek
Single Glossy Ibis on northern margin NE of hide. Also, Snipe flushed but not well seen (my very subjective impression was it seemed smallish for Latham's, flew high, zig-zagged and twisted). Blue-billed Duck in wetlands off Salisbury Hwy (east of Pt Wakefield Rd).
Jim Allen

Thu 26 Sep Red-backed Kingfisher, Pied Honeyeater Quorn Native Flora Reserve
pair of Red-backed Kingfisher observed in late afternoon in this reserve with the sun shining on their red backs. a pair of Pied Honeyeaters also observed near the entrance to the reserve.
David Parker

Short-tailed Grasswren Stokes Hill Lookout, Flinders Ranges
single bird observed scampering up gully and into a clump of spinifex to the south west of the lookout.
David Parker

Wed 25 Sep Australasian Grebe Grange creek ?? Western end of Nash Street
1 Solitary bird, very skitish and dived under for a few minutes every time I moved.
Dennis Settre

Tue 24 Sep Spotted Harrier 28 km east of Burra
single bird observed
David Parker

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