Birdline Australian Capital Territory
Published sightings for the week ending 12 Jan 2014.
Fri 10 Jan Australian Spotted Crake southern end Kellys Swamp
Feeding with Buff-banded Rail
Thu 9 Jan Glossy Ibis Turf Farm Puddle, Monaro Hwy, Fyshwick
A single glossy ibis this evening at the Turf Farm Puddle. Not mixing with the
10 Straw-necked ibises.
Buff-banded Rail; Little Grassbird; Stubble Quail Kellys Swamp
Rail and grassbird feeding on mud; Stubble Quail in phalaris at the southern
end of the swamp
Wed 8 Jan Little Eagle Macgregor
One circling over suburb close to Umbagong District Park (along Ginninderra
Yellow-billed Spoonbill West Belconnen ponds
Yellow-billed Spoonbill (1) On the tip of one of the islands. Was nervous when
I was moving on my bike, despite me being some distance away from it on the
shore. Photos taken.
Tue 7 Jan Rainbow Lorikeet Australian National University
At 9am, 2 vocally active Rainbow Lorikeets flew over the entrance of the ANU at
the intersection of Barry Dr. and North Rd. According to Eremaea, this is the
first record of Rainbow Lorikeets at the Australian National University.
Mon 6 Jan Glossy Ibis, Australian Painted-snipe, Spotless Crake,
Yellow-billed Spoonbill Kellys Swamp & Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Fyshwick
Around 8pm 1 Glossy Ibis was visible in front of bittern hide, 1 male
Australian Painted snipe and 1 Spotless crake were visible between bittern hide
and cygnus hide and 4 Yellow-billed spoonbills were present on the main pond,
in front of cygnus hide.
Red-necked Avocet Fyshwick Sewage Treatment Plant
The 18 birds reported in the afternoon were still visible from the road at 8pm.
Singing Honeyeater West Belconnen ponds
1 vocally active Singing honeyeater on the NE side of the ponds. No trace of
the female Black honeyeater reported yesterday.
Long-billed Corella Cnr of Captain Cook Cres and Canberra Ave, Griffith
Five Long-billed Corellas feeding alongside Galahs at 19.45.
Karo Fritzsche, Jono Henshaw and Dan Hoops
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