Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Subject: Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest
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Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 00:05:14 +1030
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, January 13, 2020 to Sunday, January 19, 2020:

Area: SA

Date: Sunday, January 12, 2020

Location: At Rockleigh

Varied Sittella (Daphoenositta chrysoptera) (6) We saw sittellas irregularly, 
but every few months, till the Jan 2014 bushfire, then once in the next March. 
Then they vanished. Given that the recent fires to the west of us burnt a very 
large area, maybe the birds are on the move looking for new habitat.

White-plumed Honeyeater (Lichenostomus penicillatus) (2) We have not seen these 
for 5 years, and wonder if they are on the move too. They like water somewhere 
nearby, but no luck on our place. Our waterholes are dry, Long Gully Creek is 
dry, and even our neighbour's small dam is dry. The white-plumes were with a 
group of New Holland honeyeaters feeding in a profusely flowering blue gum in 
the creek line.

Hooded Robin (Melanodryas cucullata) (1) We saw a pair of hooded robins for the 
first time back in December. Today there was only the female, but how good is 
that, seeing a robin again ? Perhaps they like our sparse vegetation.

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) (2) The bee-eaters are still here. One had a 
large insect with long wings in its bill, a small dragonfly maybe.

Reported by: Barbara and Peter Bansemer on Tuesday, January 14, 2020


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