Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2015 00:05:10 +1030
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, December 29, 2014 to Sunday, January 4, 2015:

Area: SA

Date: Sunday, December 28, 2014

Location: On our Rockleigh property

Peaceful Dove (Geopelia placida) (1) A silent peaceful dove in the creek bed 
trees, spotted by sheer luck. Species number 80 for Crooked Tree ! This is the 
first new species sighted since January this year.

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) (2) The bee-eaters are still around, but so 
far no young seen. The nesting hole in the sandy bank looks as if it is being 

A brown falcon was hanging around all day. At one stage it perched in the top 
of a dead tree, where a Willie wagtail told it in no uncertain terms to go 
away. It took no notice, even when the Willie bounced on its head.

Reported by: Barbara and Peter Bansemer on Monday, December 29, 2014


Date: Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Location: Tolderol Wetlands

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) (58) Feeding in first 2 ponds

Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) (5) 

Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis) (6) 

Tolderol is well worth a visit early in day when birds are feeding. All three 
Ibis present but 58 Glossy Ibis was bird of the day. Sandpipers (above) feeding 
together with Sharp-tailed Sandpipers, Red-necked Stints. Hundreds of 
Black-winged Stilts spread over the area. At last 600 Pied Cormorants flew 
over. Lovely close-ups of White-fronted Chats & Golden Headed Cisticola. An 
interesting diversion which prevented accessing the lake area was a CFS Tanker 
that had tipped sideways into the 3rd pond! (wheels in the air) Many men & utes 
and then heavy equipment arrived to retrieve the truck. There was a "rubbish" 
fire at the end of the first track area being monitored. 

Congratulations to the local NRM and all others who have managed to get water 
back in the ponds, great for he birds and the birders.

Reported by: Sue Winwood on Thursday, January 1, 2015


Date: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Location: Goolwa Channel Nr Murray Mouth

Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus) (1) Single bird on mudflats with other waders.

Greater Sand Plover (Charadrius leschenaultii) (1) Single bird on mudflats , 
very lively and wary.

Also present on mudflats between channel and dunes; Bar tailed Godwit 23, 
Pacific Golden Plover 50, Red Knot 15, and Curlew Sandpiper estimate at least 
300 spread right across whole area, many Red necked Stint but only about 30 
Sharpies.  All sightings from kayak in small channels between mudflats.

Reported by: William Brooker on Thursday, January 1, 2015


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