Birdline Australia Weekly Update

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Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2010 01:30:34 +1000
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Published sightings for the week ending 11 Apr 2010.

Wed 7 Apr       Common Redshank Buffalo Creek, Northern Territory
This morning (while looking for Chestnut Rail) I found a single Common
Redshank. It's legs were clearly orange-red and so was the base of it's
bill, with a lightly streaked breast. I watched as it walked quickly
away up the creek to the right, stopping to probe every now and then,
before again quickly walking/running. It was then that I saw the rail,
less than 10 metres away on the right side of the ramp. It was briefly
probing the mud before returning to the mangroves. The water was about 2
metres away from the mangroves.
Jim O'Shea

Tue 6 Apr       Elegant Parrot Little Desert National Park, Victoria
At least 5 Elegants in a group of about 30 neophemas along with at least
6 Blue-wings. Didn't establish what the rest where as they were quite
flighty. In the roadside heath vegetation.
Chris and Rosemary Lester

Mon 5 Apr       Orange-bellied Parrot Lake Connewarre, Victoria
1 bird flushed from vicinity of saltmarsh and mainly dead Lignum and
live reeds to the west of outlet/delta on south side of lake (difficult
to access without a boat).
George Appleby

        Northern Shoveler Lake Borrie, Western Treatment Plant, Victoria
Adult male bird found by Bob & Russell Hughes during morning. Still
present in afternoon.
Joy Tansey & Helen O'Donnell

        Cape Barren Goose Ulladulla / Update to the Geese, New South
The C.B.Goose which was spotted 2 wks ago was captured by members of the
Native Animal Rescue Group (NARG) concerned for its safety and relocated
to Bega. Why? I don't know. A local couple at nearby Narrawallee said
that on Jan 13 a pair of the Geese had spent the day in and around their
house all day unpreturbed by the cars or people before disappearing over
night. Could it be that NARG has struck before !
Bob Rusk

Sat 3 Apr       Chestnut-breasted Whiteface Strezileki track near
lyndhurst., South Australia
Five birds observed foraging on ground and hopping from bush to bush
along a rocky ridge in the hills of the Strezileki Track 29 km from
Edward Smith

        Striated Heron (2) Genoa River near Gipsy Point, Victoria
First an immature then later in day an adult seen
P S Lansley, Scott Baker

Fri 2 Apr       Pictorella Mannikin Moorrinya National Park (Pidgeon Dam
and Woolshed Campground), Queensland
16 x Pictorella Mannikins seen here (S 21°23'24"; E 145°01'42" GDA) most
preening in dam-side shrubs, though some came in for a drink. Seen with
Zebra and Double-barred Finches. Extensive grass seeding. There were
also 4 x Pictorellas seen atop dead trees (S 21°25'08"; E 144°59'44"
GDA) near the Moorrinya Woolshed Campground.
Len and Chris Ezzy

        Grey-fronted Honeyeater White Mountains National Park - gravel
scrapes south side of the Flinders Hwy, Queensland
No Atlas records at this site. Also seen by others on 2, 3 & 4 April in
flowering Grevillea decora.
Ivor Preston, Karen Doyle, George & Theresa Baker


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