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Birdline Australian Capital Territory

Published sightings for the week ending 5 Jan 2014.

Sun 5 Jan       Singing Honeyeater, Black Honeyeater West Belconnen ponds
Singing Honeyeater (1) Seen in eucalypts and casuarinas at northern end of 
parkland on eastern side of the water at approx 35 11.281 S by 149 1.116 E. 
Calling and chasing White-plumed HEs Black Honeyeater (1) Female. Clearly seen 
perched on dead tree at same location as Singing Honeyeater. Smaller than the 
Willie Wagtail chasing it, but larger than a Silvereye. Very long down curved 
bill, above light brown with primaries edged buff. Forehead and lores yellowy 
brown. Breast slightly mottled soft light brown on buff. Belly buff. (Note that 
we saw this species only one week ago at Deniliquin and see it somewhat 
regularly ar Round Hill. ID also checked against Morcambe eGuide). 
Unfortunately forgot camera so no photo.
Kim and Geoff Larmour

Sun 5 Jan       Chestnut-rumped Heathwren Bluetts Block, Uriarra
2.4 kms west of Coppins Crossing t/o on Uriarra Rd park at gate on right. Bird 
is about 500 mtrs up track that heads north-east, just before a track off to 
the left (where it has been seen before)
Noel Luff

Thu 2 Jan       Caspian Tern Kellys Swamp & Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Fyshwick
2 Caspian Terns at Kellys this evening, as reported on the COG chatline earlier 
in the day. They flew in at about 18.50, rested, preened and washed; were 
harassed for a minute or two by a Royal Spoonbill; and eventually flew off at 
about 19.15 in the direction of the turf farm. Earlier at 16.50, one Glossy 
Ibis was on the 'turf farm puddle' adjacent to the Monaro Highway.
Frank Antram, Alastair Smith

Wed 1 Jan       Glossy Ibis, Yellow-billed Spoonbill, Australian Painted-Snipe, 
Pectoral Sandpiper Kellys Swamp & Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Fyshwick
2 Glossy Ibis seen at 3:30pm, also Yellow-billed Spoonbill (1), Australian 
Painted-Snipe (1) and Pectoral Sandpiper (1) still hanging around.
Brendan Sheean

        Yellow-billed Spoonbill Horse Park Wetland, Forde
Single bird seen at 5pm in drying pond along Horse Park Drive.
Marnix Zwankhuizen

Tue 31 Dec      Brown Gerygone Bendora Dam
Brown Gerygone 1, possibly more, with a group of at least 6 Striated 
Thornbills. Uniform brown upperparts and pale underparts; prominent white 
supercilium extending behind eye; tail with broad black subterminal band, then 
narrow white band tipped black.
Frank Antram

Tue 31 Dec      Singing Honeyeater West Belconnen ponds
Sunny warm morning. Just the Eastern end. Returned to try and find the Singing 
Honeyeater again. Singing Honeyeater (1) Photographed
Christine D

Mon 30 Dec      Singing Honeyeater West Belconnen ponds
Singing Honeyeater (1) Heard first, then seen in a small tree near the edge of 
the pond, at the East end of the pond.
Christine D

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