Birdline Australian Capital Territory Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Australian Capital Territory Weekly Update
Date: 7 Apr 2014 03:01:35 +1000

Birdline Australian Capital Territory

Published sightings for the week ending 6 Apr 2014.

Sat 5 Apr Barn Owl The Australian National University
There's a barn owl outside my office, shrieking like an agent of hell. Not very conducive to getting work done!
Daniel Hoops

Thu 3 Apr Diamond Firetail North Curtin Horse Paddocks
Adult calling from small bush before being flushed. Later found in tree occasionally calling whilst preening. This paddock has not been grazed for 2yrs. [Moderator's comment: The observer states that he has never seen this species at the location in 22 years. There is one previous report for the Curtin horse paddocks (on 6/8/2011) of one with a nest. FA]
Richard Allen

Mon 31 Mar White-throated Nightjar, Powerful Owl Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
During an ACT Govt arboreal mammal survey conducted at TNR, a White-throated Nightjar was observed on the Ring Road at 20.15. It flew & landed twice on the road, before landing in the scrub out of site on its third flight. A Powerful Owl was seen on Fishing Gap Fire Trail, while a second was heard calling in the distance (Note: TNR is not accessible at night) Also heard was 1 Yellow-bellied Glider while 3 Greater Glider, 5 Sugar Gliders & numerous Ring-tailed Possums were observed.
Scott Ryan & ACT Parks Staff

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