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.
|Fri 25 Oct
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.
|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+
|Sun 20 Oct
Taplan 35 km SE of Loxton
Apostlebird (8) 2 separate groups about 1km apart.
|Sat 19 Oct
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.
||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.
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.
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.
|Thu 17 Oct
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.
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