Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Subject: Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest
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Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:05:09 +1030
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, October 6, 2014 to Sunday, October 12, 2014:

Area: SA

Date: Friday, October 10, 2014

Location: Kangaroo Island

Fairy Martin (Hirundo ariel) (c 30+) breeding at Red Banks, Kangaroo Island, 2 
Oct 2014; nests in varying stages of construction, ranging from just commencing 
to complete. Only western end of Red Banks inspected; likely more birds 
breeding along clay cliffs further east. Rarely sighted on KI; first reported 
breeding here in early 1990s.

Short-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris) (100s) migrating W past Cape du 
Couedic, FCNP, Kangaroo Island, 5 Oct 2014; estimated 100 passing per minute; c 
6,000 per hour; low density stream building each day.

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) (1) in paddock at Seager's Road, just E of 
Murrays Lagoon, Kangaroo Island, 2 Oct 2014. Nikki Redman per C Baxter.

Shy Albatross (Thalassarche cauta) (3) in amongst migrating Short-tailed 
Shearwaters; heading west, Cape du Couedic, FCNP, Kangaroo Island, 5 Oct 2014. 
Limited time available for viewing; saw these in space of about 20 minutes.

Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa) (c 150) still residing at Duck Lagoon, 
Cygnet River, Kangaroo island, 9 Oct 2014. Been present since start of 
September 2014.

Hooded Plover (Thinornis rubricollis) (7) breeding; pair incubating eggs on 
nest at Stokes Bay, Kangaroo island, 7 Oct 2014.
breeding; pair with 3 newly hatched chicks, Seal Bay beach, 9 Oct 2014.

Reported by: Chris Baxter on Friday, October 10, 2014


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