Birdline South Australia Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline South Australia Weekly Update
Date: 14 Oct 2013 03:01:29 +1000

Birdline South Australia

Published sightings for the week ending 13 Oct 2013.

Thu 10 Oct Glossy Ibis Greenfields Wetlands, Dry Creek
Glossy Ibis (2) Two birds feeding on edge of water about 500m NE of Magazine road
Chris Steeles

Wed 9 Oct Crimson Chat Bowyer's Scrub, Waldon, Owen
A pair of these observed on edge of scrub by Ken Warnes about a week ago and have been observed in same area since.. very localised in their movements.. most likely nesting in Lentil crop beside scrub. Extremely unusual sighting for this private property which has keep a bird list for a long time... only third record we know of for area!
Chris Steeles & Michael Warnes

Red-backed Kingfisher, Black Honeyeater, White-winged Triller Pats Rest Native Plantation, Owen
Early morning in strong northerly winds... Red-backed Kingfisher (1) In Sugargums to the east. Only second time ever seen on this property Black Honeyeater (2) At least two seen, maybe a third but unconfirmed White-winged Triller (1) One male feeding on ground in around the shrubs
Chris Steeles & Michael Warnes

Tue 8 Oct White-winged Triller, Rufous Songlark Cobbler Creek Recreation Park
White-winged Triller (1) Adult male seen calling from prominent perches by Teakles ruin, frequently chased by new hollands and wattlebirds Rufous Songlark (2) Seen and heard calling along creekline by underpass of the Grove Way
Rebecca Zanker

Mon 7 Oct Crimson Chat Parham
2 pair
Simon Ashfield-Smith

Sun 6 Oct Crimson Chat Maize Island Lagoon Conservation Park
Crimson Chat (6) At least three pairs, feeding in vegetation on dried lagoon. Photos taken.
Peter Jacobs

Sun 6 Oct Short-tailed Shearwater, Southern & Northern Royal Albatross & Pomarine Jaeger Port MacDonnell Pelagic
Unusual in that we had 3-400, or perhaps more Short-tailed Shearwaters coming in directly behind boat for food. They must have been hungry, because Short-tailed Shearwaters usually only occasionally come in to burley, & then it's usually a dozen or so. It provided great photo opportunities of this species which is usually quite hard to photograph at sea. Also had 1 juvenile/immature each of Northern & Southern Royal, which both cam in close. One dark morph Pomarine Jaeger flew past midway to the shelf. 1 Cape Petrel, subspecies capense came up to boat. Also about a dozen Wilson's Storm-petrels & a few Flesh-footed Shearwaters about. Giant Petrels & prions, totally absent.
Kevin Bartram, Scott Baker, Colin Rogers etc.

Striped Honeyeater Swan Reach Conservation Park
Striped Honeyeater (1) clear photos
Kevin Jones

Sat 5 Oct Western Yellow Robin, Pallid Cuckoo, Black-eared Cuckoo, Budgerigar, Cockatiel Lake Gilles Conservation Park
1 Western Yellow Robin, 1 Pallid Cuckoo, 1 Black-eared Cuckoo, small flock of Budgerigars, 2 Cockatiels
Peter Waanders

Letter-winged Kite Strzelecki Creek Crossing, Strzelecki Track
Letter-winged Kite (9) 9 observed on south side of creek crossing resting in shade from heat of the day
Richard Hall

Thu 3 Oct Pied Honeyeater, Elegant Parrot, Rufous Treecreeper, Western Yellow Robin Gawler Ranges NP
several male & female Pied Honeyeaters, several pairs of Elegant Parrot, several Western Yellow Robins including immatures, and a pair of Rufous Treecreepers feeding recently fledged young.
Peter Waanders

Wed 2 Oct Sanderling, Ruddy Turnstone Fowlers Bay
30-50 Sanderlings in a flock on the beach, and 5 Ruddy Turnstones.
Peter Waanders

Tue 1 Oct Western Whipbird Lincoln National Park
2 Western Whipbirds calling, multiple brief views of 1.
Peter Waanders

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