Birdline ACT Weekly Update

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Subject: Birdline ACT Weekly Update
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Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2012 07:47:49 +1100
Birdline ACT

Published sightings for the week ending 19 Feb 2012.

Sun 19 Feb White-throated Needletail Hughes
10 WTNT hawking low over suburb around 19:00
John Leonard

Brown Quail Fraser near the site of old Charnwood homestead
One bird calling just on dark.
Stephen Wallace

Spotted Harrier, White-throated Needletail Stony Creek Nature Reserve
A single Spotted Harrier and about 50 White-throated Needletails observed this morning.
Alastair Smith, Frank Antram

Sat 18 Feb Rufous Fantail Australian National Botanic Gardens
Two sighted in Northern Rainforest Gully
Robin Eckermann

White-throated Needletail, Brown Treecreeper Riverview, Cotter Rd
White-throated Needletail (at least 300-500) circling as a flock in a thermal and then darting across the sky in smaller groups. Watched for about 30 minutes and looked hard for Fork-tailed Swifts but none observed. Also 2 Brown Treecreepers heard.
Alastair Smith

Thu 16 Feb Australian Koel Antill St Watson/Hackett ACT
A Koel chick has fledged today from its nest on Antill St, Watson/Hackett. Parent wattlebirds are busy feeding as well as fending off other wattlebirds. Koel summer population has increased in Canberra for some years and several breeding events have now been recorded.
Yarden Oren

Wed 15 Feb White-throated Needletail Kambah
White-throated Needletails seen in small flocks - about half a dozen - high in the sky and hawking insects - so variously travelling fast and then banking and turning, or almost stalling, to catch their prey. Seen on Monday afternoon (14th) around 5.30pm and again this afternoon at around 4pm and again at 7.30pm.
Matthew Frawley

White-throated Needletail Deakin
White-throated Needletail (7) observed hawking over Deakin.
Alastair Smith

Restless Flycatcher Cotter Road near Riverview horse agistment
Just where Cotter Road begins its final descent down to the Murrumbidgee. Initially identified by call, then seen as it flew between trees, with the completely white chin and underside quite evident.
Nick Payne & Ann Armstrong

Tue 14 Feb Brush Cuckoo Kellys Swamp
Juvenile cuckoo was feeding in the small casuarinas just outside the Bittern hide
Roger Williams

Mon 13 Feb Swamp Harrier Kama NR
Grey adult flying low over a themeda patch along the Molonglo corridor in Kama.
Felicity Hatton

Sun 12 Feb Barn Owl Apollo Rd
Barn Owl (1) Seen 1km from the beginning of the road.
Brendan Sheean, Darcy Ginty and Renee Osterloh

Chestnut-rumped Heathwren, Diamond Firetail Mt Tennent, Namadgi National Park
Chestnut-rumped Heathwren (1) seen near Cyprus Pine lookout. Diamond Firetail (1) juv seen at the beginning of the track.
Brendan Sheean, Darcy Ginty and Renee Osterloh

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