Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Subject: Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest
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Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2010 17:22:02 +0930
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
03/28/2010 to 04/04/2010:

Area: SA

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


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: 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: 03/31/2010

Location: Myponga Reservoir-SA Water Reserve

White-bellied Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) (1) An adult bird flushed from 
River Red Gums along the south-western shores of the reservoir.

Reported by: Nathaniel Doecke on 04/01/2010


Date: 04/01/2010

Location: Sleaford Mere CP.

Hooded Plover (Charadrius rubricollis) (6) 

Double-banded Plover (Charadrius bicinctus) (30+) 

Cape Barren Goose (Cereopsis novaehollandiae) (60) 

Birds found on the edge of the Lake, adjacent to the Whalers Way turn off, 20 
Klm south of Port Lincoln. 

There were also Rock Parrot's and Red-neck Stints, Red-cap Plovers and 
Shelducks with the Plovers.

Reported by: Teresa Jack on 04/01/2010


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