Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Subject: Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest
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Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2019 00:05:07 +1030
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, October 28, 2019 to Sunday, November 3, 2019:

Area: SA

Date: Sunday, October 27, 2019

Location: On our Rockleigh property

Diamond Firetail (Stagonopleura guttata) (1)

Straw-necked Ibis (Threskiornis spinicollis) (1)

Elegant Parrot (Neophema elegans) (2)

I was doing 3 20-minute Backyard Bird Count sessions, for once sitting in 3 
different places for 20 minutes each. It is hard for me to stay in one place, 
but I did see birds I rarely see. First a straw-necked ibis flew over our shed 
from the Murray Bridge direction. There is little water in the 25km  between 
the river and Rockleigh and the bird would have been hard pressed to find any 
in the direction it was going.

Then down in the creek line a diamond firetail was hopping around a dead bush. 
Finally in a different creek line 2 elegant parrots were sitting in a tree. It 
is very dry at Rockleigh and my score was only 15 species altogether.

Reported by: Barbara and Peter Bansemer on Monday, October 28, 2019


Area: TAS

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019

Location: On the banks of the Torrens near the university footbridge

Australian Wood Duck (Chenonetta jubata) (42) Have you ever seen a duck duck ? 
Doing an Australian Backyard Bird Count there were at least 42 wood ducks in 
the river and on the banks. And lots of other birds. Anyway, a magpie decided 
to have a bit of fun. He picked a family of wood ducks, dad, mum and 10 
adolescents, grazing on the lawns. Swoop, and 12 ducks ducked. Back he came for 
another go, and another, and another. I took pity and wheeled my bike past the 
scene, and the magpie retreated.

Reported by: Barbara and Peter Bansemer on Monday, October 28, 2019


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