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Published sightings for the week ending 29 Dec 2013.

Thu 26 Dec      Hardhead Amata Waste Water Treatment Plant
Quick drive around for observations/count . Hot, dry weather approx. 41 
degrees. Hardhead (1) Observed on pond 2 with Grey Teal. First record of this 
species at this site.
David Hartland

Wed 25 Dec      Rose-ringed Parakeet Ward Street Eudunda
The bird flew under our carport, sat on the drainpipe then flew off. It did not 
seem very frightened. Apologies for the poor photo.
Julie Mathews

Tue 24 Dec      Letter-winged Kite Port Wakefield
Up to six Letter-winged Kites consisting of five adults and a juvenile were 
observed along Wakefield Creek on private farm land east of Port Wakefield. The 
birds favoured the taller more dense Eucalypt trees but would perch on low dry 
trees during the late morning were good views were afforded to the party of 
Paul Taylor, Michael Warnes and Edward Smith

        Australia Pratincole Port Wakefield
Five Australian Pratincoles were observed in dry paddocks on private land on 
the outskirts of Port Wakefield.
Paul Taylor, Michael Warnes and Edward Smith

Mon 23 Dec      Wood Sandpiper Bird Sanctuary, Goolwa South
One Wood Sandpiper to the right of the bird hide. Also present: Latham's Snipe 
(1), Red-kneed Dotterel (2), & Australian Spotted Crake (1)
Simon Ashfield-Smith

Fri 20 Dec      Square-tailed Kite Mt George Conservation Park
Square-tailed Kite (1) seen from freeway, long wings held in dihedral as 
hovered over tops of trees, jinking from side to side.
Kelvin Sparks

Wed 18 Dec      Little Bittern Ral Ral Creek at 34 07 46S, 140 45 09E
Heard but not sighted (I do have a faint recording that I matched with this 
birds call on the Morecombe & Stewart app) in thick reed bed (including 
Cumbungi along Ral Ral creek. Heard calling regularly from one side (site1) and 
then later in day the other side of the creek (site 2). Heard again calling 
regularly from site 1 on December 21st. Following noisy wake producing boats in 
the creek the bird then disappeared. We were moored in a houseboat for several 
days at this location. Site 1 was upstream approx 100 metres on port side and 
site 2 was 50 metres upstream on starboard side.
Trevor Caldwell

Mon 16 Dec      Nullarbor Quail-thrush, Inland Dotterel, Slender-billed 
Thornbill & A Bustard Desert track from Nullarbor to Cook
5 Nullarbor Quail-thrush, 2 Inland Dotterel, 4 Slender-billed Thornbill and 2 
Australian Bustard on the wonderful track that wins its way north and west from 
the Nullarbor Roadhouse and eventually joins the north-south road to Cook.
John Barkla & Alison Street

Sun 15 Dec      Orange Chat just outside Acraman Conservation Park
12 Orange Chats on road to Point Brown soon after we left Acraman Conservation 
John Barkla & Alison Street

        Rock Parrot Acraman Conservation Park
14 Rock Parrots around the inlet at Point Lindsay in Acraman CP.
John Barkla & Alison Street

Fri 13 Dec      Western Grasswren Gilles Conservation Reserve
Two Western Grasswrens on 13 December and three on 14 December at S 33 degrees 
01.323' E 136 degrees 39.328'
John Barkla & Alison Street

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