Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Subject: Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest
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Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2017 14:35:06 +0000
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, April 3, 2017 to Sunday, April 9, 2017:

Area: SA

Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017

Location: On our Rockleigh property

Crested Pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes) (3) 8 days previously the crested pigeon 
nest just outside our shed had 2 feathered but tiny chicks huddled together on 
the 'nest' (a loose collection of short sticks). As we drove past the bush the 
parents flew out. We parked and crept close, finding just one chick on the 
nest, the spitting image of its parents complete with crest, but a miniature 
version. It looked at us, and flew into another bush with very muted wing 
noise. We hope its sibling had already fledged.

Reported by: Barbara and Peter Bansemer on Monday, April 3, 2017


Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017

Location: The Marina Hindmarsh Island SA

Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia) (20) Flock was roosting within the Marina area 
and could only be approached by boat.

Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) (9) Small flock in with Spoonbill

Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) (10) Adults and juveniles some area 
has Greenshank.

Cape Barren Goose (Cereopsis novaehollandiae) (20) Birds flew over going West. 
Also later 50 birds were observed flying West over Wolworths car Park Goolwa.

Reported by: Winston Syson on Monday, April 3, 2017


Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017

Location: Gregory Street Port Elliot

Black-chinned Honeyeater (Melithreptus gularis) (1) Bird was calling from a 
Eucalyptus leucoxylon,bird uses this tree quite often.

Reported by: Winston Syson on Thursday, April 6, 2017


Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017

Location: Waitpinga

Fork-tailed Swift (Apus pacificus) (50) Birds were hawking over area of Newland 
Head CP close to gate 3 just off of Dennis road Waitpinga along with a number 
of Welcome Swallows.

Reported by: Winston Syson on Sunday, April 9, 2017


Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017

Location: Tolderol Game Reserve

Little Curlew (Numenius minutus) (1) Feeding along a track between two flooded 
areas, beyond the picnic table.  We thought we had missed our chance of 
catching up with this species' mini irruption.

Reported by: Kevin Stracey on Saturday, April 8, 2017


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