Birdline Australian Capital Territory Weekly Update

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Subject: Birdline Australian Capital Territory Weekly Update
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Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2014 06:51:50 +1100
Birdline Australian Capital Territory

Published sightings for the week ending 16 Feb 2014.

Sun 16 Feb White-throated Needletail Shepherd's Lookout
Great views of 62 White-throated Needletails flying above the lookout at ~0930, then flying about at tree top level through Woodstock Nature Reserve for several minutes, heading off in an approximately North-Easterly direction.
Peter Christian and Christine D.

White-throated Needletail Queanbeyan
Dozens of White-throated Needletails above Freebody Oval in west Queanbeyan at ~10:50am heading roughly northwest (towards the airport). No Fork-taileds observed. [Moderator's comment: Queanbeyan is in NSW but this record published on Birdline ACT as the birds were seen heading into the ACT.]
Leo Berzins

Fri 14 Feb White-throated Needletail Point Hut Road
Small flock of 10 Needletails heading west along Point Hut Road, approx. 1km west of crossing at 17.35
Scott Ryan

Thu 13 Feb White-throated Needletail Garran
A flock of 46 needletails flew over the house at 1927 tonight heading south. Hopefully a harbinger of rain. No sign of any Pacific Swifts.
Alastair Smith

Crested Shrike-tit Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
2 birds seen foraging in the Sanctuary around 10am
Scott Ryan

Mon 10 Feb Black Kite Lanyon Homestead
Pair seen perched on dead euc. in paddock ~1-1.5km N of Tharwa along Tharwa Drive. One bird subsequently took off, passing close overhead and showing distinctive silhouette with diagnostic forked tail. Harassed by Magpie-lark before landing in tree closer to Tharwa. Sighting submitted to eBird.
Kim and Geoff Larmour

Sun 9 Feb Painted Honeyeater Stony Creek Nature Reserve
A single bird feeding in large eucalypt
Wayne Gregson

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