Birdline ACT Weekly Update

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Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2012 08:02:35 +0930
Birdline ACT

Published sightings for the week ending 1 Apr 2012.

Sun 1 Apr Brush Cuckoo Newline
One Brush Cuckoo (apparently of the less common morph) quietly inside a eucalypt in back paddock. See photo. Also two White-bellied Sea-Eagles, one adult and one immature, gliding for some time low over the front paddock. As well as the usual, there were many finches (double-bar, red-brow, a diamond firetail and goldfinches), Hobby, 2 Brown Treecreepers and a White-throated Treecreeper (drinking from a puddle), Speckled Warbler, Varied Sittella, Olive-backed Oriole, Grey Currawong, Leaden Flycatcher, Tree Martin.
Sue Lashko and Julian Robinson

Rose Robin, Peregrine Falcon, Diamond Firetail Goorooyarroo Nature Reserve
1 male Rose Robin (possibly 2), a Peregrine and 2+ Diamond Firetails were the highlight of the woodland survey in the southern half of the reserve this morning. Also 5+ Scarlet Robins at one spot were an unusually large number for this site, they may have been moving through as there were 10+ Grey Fantails in the same area.
Steve Holliday

Cattle Egret Mitchell Pond
1 Cattle Egret - first record for this relatively new wetland site on the corner of Flemington and Randwick Roads.
Frank Antram

Rufous Fantail, Red-capped Robin, Shining Bronze-cuckoo Shepherds Lookout
1 Rufous Fantail near the lookout - displaying its rufous tail beautifully. The male Red-capped Robin is still around, also Scarlet and Eastern Yellow. A Shining Bronze-cuckoo called on two occasions - seems quite late for it to be vocal. Immature Collared Sparrowhawk chasing Magpies.
Frank Antram

Tue 27 Mar Superb Parrot Cook suburb, ACT
One flock of 29 feeding under casuarinas along bike path between Lyttleton Cres and Redfern St; Flock of 11 flying into Cook from Mt Painter Reserve this afternoon around 1850
a & c drake

Cattle Egret, White-bellied Sea-Eagle, Satin Flycatcher Kelly's Swamp & Jerrabomberra Wetland, Fyshwick
1 sub adult White-bellied Sea-Eagle flew over paddocks towards Lake Burley Griffin and returned about 10 minutes later, and disappeared from sight over the sewage ponds. 11 Cattle Egrets flew over paddocks and Kellys and then settled in a willow by the sewage ponds. 1 female Satin Flycatcher seen well.
Frank Antram

Mon 26 Mar Rufous Fantail Beach Place, Holt. ACT.
Appeared in our garden for about 30 seconds before moving next door and then into another garden and out of sight. Seemed to be heading N.E.
John K. Layton

Superb Parrot Cook suburb, ACT
Superb Parrot (2) A single individual seen flying north across the lower end of Mackellar Cres at ~6.05. 30 mins later an individual seen perched in a Ribbon gum while another bird was calling from a nearby tree, so at least two individuals still around.
Geoff Larmour

Speckled Warbler Shepherds Lookout
Two birds near a nest. The male entered the nest and was still inside when I left about 10 minutes later. Nest construction activity was observed at this site on 6 March and a partial structure located at that time.
Stephen Wallace

Red-capped Robin Shepherds Lookout
Male and female together. Female exhibited interesting behaviour - when on or near ground she would frequently raise wings and bring them forward into 'umbrella' position - only momentarily but she did it constantly. I think Steve Wallace managed to get some video footage.
Frank Antram

Sat 24 Mar White-bellied Sea-Eagle, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Peregrine Falcon Shepherds Lookout
White-bellied Sea-Eagle Wedge-tailed Eagle Peregrine Falcon Three marvellous raptors hunting at Shepherds Lookout on Saturday morning.
Christine D

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