Birdline ACT Weekly Update

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Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2012 11:58:31 +1000
Birdline ACT

Published sightings for the week ending 5 Aug 2012.

Sun 5 Aug Spotted Harrier Kellys Swamp & Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Fyshwick
Spotted Harrier (1) Crossed from FSP to Kelly's a couple of meters in front of me. Black 'fingertips' clearly visible, excellent views.
Ben Walmsley

White-bellied Sea-Eagle Cotter Mouth, Cotter Road, ACT
White-bellied Sea-Eagle (1) Adult. Initially perched in a casuarina then observed patrolling the river.
Alastair Smith

Thu 2 Aug Scarlet Honeyeater Intersection Miller and David Street O'Connor
A brown-plumaged Scarlet Honeyeater was observed late this afternoon in a mixed flock with Striated Thornbills and Grey Fantails. Discovered from call, the bird fed briefly in a flowering Banksia and then departed southward into Turner with the flock.
PJ Milburn

Superb Parrot Haydon Drive, Bruce
4 Superbs flying east over Haydon Drive from the University, my first sighting of them since Autumn
Jim Longworth

Wed 1 Aug Painted Button-quail Mt Taylor, Canberra Nature Park
Between 2 and 3 pm - 1 Painted Button-quail, clearly seen in bright sunshine amidst short grass tussocks and rocks, upper slopes, northwest side of hill. Flew short distance and settled when flushed.
Doug Laing

Spotted Harrier Jerrabomberra Wetlands
One feeding on a rabbit beside the road
Stephen Wallace

Tue 31 Jul Superb Parrot Mackellar
Two observed for approx 2 mins wheeling and calling overhead, then settling in eucalypts over from Dumas Street opposite the shops.
Dennis Ayliffe

Mon 30 Jul Spotted Quail-thrush Molonglo Gorge
Spotted Quail-thrush (2) Male and female observed near the carpark. I wonder if this site is the closest to the CBD for the species?
Alastair Smith

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