Birdline Australian Capital Territory Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Australian Capital Territory Weekly Update
Date: 16 Dec 2013 03:01:52 +1000

Birdline Australian Capital Territory

Published sightings for the week ending 15 Dec 2013.

Sun 15 Dec Pied Cormorant Black Mountain Peninsula
Incidental observation of a lone Pied Cormorant feeding in the water about 10m from the shore at the very tip of Black Mountain Peninsula. Large black and white cormorant with long greyish bill and yellow facial skin.
Viv Rolland

Purple-crowned Lorikeet Cook
Two Purple-crowns associating with two Musk Lorikeets at the flowering tree in Cook. Fairly brief but nice views, allowing for some photos. With a birder from Townsville, Stanley, a very unexpected and nice lifer for him (and me!)
Julian Teh and Stanley Tang

Sat 14 Dec Purple-crowned Lorikeet Cook
Several birds in flowering Ironbark and in flight. The Ironbark is just inside the bike path/reserve that crosses Lyttleton Crescent between Wybalena Grove and Cambridge St. These birds have been present for several days (but only had a chance to see them this morning). The flowering tree is a few steps uphill from the bus stop on Lyttleton Crescent (the bus stop that is a single seat not the concrete pillar box bus stop).
Kim and Geoff Larmour

Sun 8 Dec Brown Quail Dunlop grasslands, Jarramlee Homestead Rd, Dunlop
Brown Quail (2) was walking in and out the grass for about 10 min that we watched them [Moderator's comment: Whilst Brown Quail are not uncommon in suitable habitat in the ACT, it is unusual to be able to observe them for such an extended period of time.]
Kotie Swart

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