Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 23 Dec 2013 00:05:05 +1030
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, December 16, 2013 to Sunday, December 22, 2013:

Area: SA

Date: Thursday, December 12, 2013

Location: Swamphen reserve - Walkers Flat

White-breasted Woodswallow (Artamus leucorynchus) (6) Pair defending and nest 
building ~6m from ground level in shallow hollow on vertical trunk of Redgum on 
river-bank adjacent boat ramp carpark and camping area. Several others seen 
hawking over river and nearby swamps.

Reported by: Terry Dennis on Monday, December 16, 2013


Date: Sunday, December 15, 2013

Location: Magazine Rd Greenfields

Long-toed Stint (Calidris subminuta) (2) 3 Adults.

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) (3) Water levels getting quite low in most 

3 Adults refer to Glossy Ibis.

Reported by: William Brooker on Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Date: Monday, December 16, 2013

Location: Pond adjacent to Main South Road at Old Noarlunga

Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa) (1) At least 12 Freckled Ducks amoung 
various other more common species, mostly hugging the reed beds in the central 
island on the pond, but occasionally venturing out if you wait patiently. Never 
seen this species in this pond/lake before

Reported by: Colin Cock on Monday, December 16, 2013


Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Location: Magazine Rd Wetlands

Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia) (1) With breeding plumage and one of possibly 
4 (Photo attached)

Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia) (1) Non-breeding (Photo attached)

Yellow-billed Spoonbill (Platalea flavipes) (1) With breeding plumage and 1 of 
possibly 4 (Photo attached)

Reported by: Gordon Pateman on Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Date: Saturday, December 21, 2013

Location: Laratinga Wetlands, basin one.

Red-kneed Dotterel (Erythrogonys cinctus) (5) Two of these birds were adult. 
One had two downy young and the other had one. All were feeding in mud near 
reeds. This is the first breeding record we know of in the wetland.

Reported by: Kevin and Lyn Williams on Sunday, December 22, 2013


Date: Saturday, December 21, 2013

Location: Kerry St, Athelstone

Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) (1) Seen in front yard of house 
near walkway.

Reported by: Graeme Cellier on Saturday, December 21, 2013


Date: Saturday, December 21, 2013

Location: Ethelton

Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) (1) Finally saw this bird that I had 
been hearing for a couple of days. It's been hanging around in a small park at 
the end of my street (Waite St). I've never seen or heard a Kookaburra before 
in the 15 years I've been living here but we do get some interesting occasional 
visitors. Once a Sacred Kingfisher stopped for an afternoon in my garden and 
during the drought there were Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos and numerous other 
parrots that had come down from the Hills. But I still don't believe the 
neighbours that swear they once saw a Malleefowl on their roof!

Reported by: Ali Ben Kahn on Saturday, December 21, 2013


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