Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 17:42:02 +1030
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
03/21/2010 to 03/28/2010:

Area: SA

Date: 03/08/2010

Location: Black Point reef area, Y.P.

Greater Sand Plover (Charadrius leschenaultii) (1) The bird which I have seen 
every time I have visited this area since 23/12/09, is now in breeding plumage. 
It has been with the flock of Shorebirds which roost on the sandspit at the 
evening high tide, including up to 400 Red-necked Stint. 3 Curlew Sandpiper 
were also present in breeding plumage on 8/3/10, as well as a newly arrived 
Double-banded Plover. The next evening there was no sign of it, so I assume it 
has headed off on its long journey north! Photos taken.

Reported by: Margaret Tiller on 03/23/2010


Date: 03/22/2010

Location: Nairne/Petwood, MLR - approx 4km SE of Nairne on private property 
adjacent to Ironstone Range Rd.

Satin Flycatcher (Myiagra cyanoleuca) (1) 1 female observed in open 15yo 
revegetation. Initially landed no more than 3m away to give me a very good but 
brief look. Wasn't calling. May be a female Leaden Flycatcher, but my instincts 
lean to Satin. Was unable to relocate in the area 3 hours later.

Reported by: Phil Barron on 03/22/2010


Date: 03/24/2010

Location: Point Sturt (Lake Alexandrina)

Double-banded Plover (Charadrius bicinctus) (2) 2 birds were on the sandbar to 
the north of Point Sturt,with a flock of about 50 Red-capped Plovers and 150 
Red-necked Stint,many of which are now in breeding plumage.

Reported by: Nathaniel Doecke on 03/25/2010


Date: 03/25/2010

Location: Bullock Hill CP, near Ashbourne, MLR

Diamond Firetail (Stagonopleura guttata) (4) In Peppermint Box open woodland on 
eastern side of park, including at least 2 juveniles.

Varied Sittella (Daphoenositta chrysoptera) (6) In PB woodland as above

Brown Treecreeper (Climacteris picumnus) (2+) As above

Painted Button-quail (Turnix varius) (NR) Only Possible scratchings observed

On survey with Graham Carpenter. See Reserve field trip list.

Reported by: Phil Barron on 03/25/2010


Date: 03/25/2010

Location: Aldinga Reef

Fork-tailed Swift (Apus pacificus) (60+) over coastal cliffs and esplanade

Cape Barren Goose (Cereopsis novaehollandiae) (1) 1 resting on reef

Double-banded Plover (Charadrius bicinctus) (1) 1 rocky shore near foot of 

Reported by: Jim Allen on 03/25/2010


Date: 03/28/2010

Location: Point Sturt Road,near Clayton

Fork-tailed Swift (Apus pacificus) (2) Flying at a height of about 25 metres 
over Point Sturt Road,about 4km from the Clayton-Milang road intersection.A 
large flock of around 100 Welcome Swallows and Tree Martins was also in the 

Reported by: Nathaniel Doecke on 03/28/2010


Date: 03/28/2010

Location: St Kilda Beach - in front of Hotel

Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) (1) A single bird amongst many 
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata), Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris 
ferruginea) (several well into their red breeding plumage), Common Greenshank 
(Tringa nebularia) and Red-necked Stint (Calidris ruficollis).

This was a short visit after the Birds SA field trip to the Dry Creek 
saltfields was cancelled due to wet weather. Other observers were Hazel and 
Trevor Cowie, End Pascoe, Helga Kieskamp, Rodney Tetlow, Terri Randle.

Reported by: Martyn Price on 03/28/2010


Date: 03/28/2010

Location: Thompson's Beach (southern carpark)

Fork-tailed Swift (Apus pacificus) (14+) Appeared over the beach,about 50 
metres high,and moved rapidly westwards across the gulf,disappearing in about 
30 seconds.

Reported by: Nathaniel Doecke on 03/28/2010


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