Birdline South Australia Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline South Australia Weekly Update
Date: 28 Oct 2013 03:01:52 +1000

Birdline South Australia

Published sightings for the week ending 27 Oct 2013.

Sat 26 Oct Australian Bustard, Red-necked Stint, Flock Bronzewing 30 20S 137 10E 10' Cell
Australian Bustard (2) - observed close to the township of Andamooka Red-necked Stint (2) - strange to see this little wader at a desert waterhole Flock Bronzewing (1500) 1500+ observed throughout the morning. At every water hole species was present. Small to medium sized flocks constantly transiting the area.
Brendan Cook

Fri 25 Oct Common Sandpiper Mouth of Hindmarsh River, Victor Harbour
A single specimen of a small wader on the banks of the Hindmarsh River at the mouth at Victor Harbour beach at 10:00am. The bird repeatedly leaned forward with its chest close to the sand (see photo). From Morecombe and Internet photos it looks like a common sandpiper, a new bird for me.
Paul Tildesley

Tue 22 Oct Bar-tailed Godwit, Red Knot, Sanderling, Curlew Sandpiper Hindmarsh Island, Murray Mouth viewing point, at 35 33 2S 138 53 2E
Many waders present, large numbers of red-necked stints. Bar-tailed Godwit (7) Red Knot (1) Sanderling 50+ Curlew Sandpiper 15+
Rebecca Zanker

Sun 20 Oct Apostlebird Taplan 35 km SE of Loxton
Apostlebird (8) 2 separate groups about 1km apart.
Trevor Hampel

Sat 19 Oct Australian Pratincole Anadmooka Rd
A pair first observed bathing at a small road side waterhole approx. 20km west of Anadmooka, followed by another 6 birds seen while driving back to Roxby Downs.
Brendan Cook

Pectoral Sandpiper (1), Black-eared Cuckoo (1) Magazine Road Wetland, Dry Creek
Pectoral NE of hide. Black-eared Cuckoo on power line S of hide with Welcome Swallows.
Jim Allen

Australian Pratincole Anadmooka Rd, 20km West of Anadmooka
First pair observed bathing in small roadside dam, at least another 6 birds seen while driving the road in the mid afternoon.
Brendan Cook

Budgerigar Point Sturt Peninsula
Budgerigar (3) Feeding on seeding Veldt Grass,then sheltering in a section of revegetation during the heat of the day.First record for the site.
Nat Doecke

Thu 17 Oct Rainbow bee-eater Innamincka Regional Reserve
Two rainbow bee-eaters observed close to the Strzelecki Track. Public access allowed. Many bee-eaters are present in the Cooper Basin at present.
Michael Jervois

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