Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2010 00:02:02 +0930
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
04/18/2010 to 04/25/2010:

Area: NT

Date: 04/14/2010

Location: Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve

Channel-billed Cuckoo (Scythrops novaehollandiae) (1) Juvenile Channel-billed 
cuckoo in tree being fed by crow. Both Channel-billed Cuckoo and crow flew off 
after about a minute.

Reported by: David Newell on 04/22/2010


Area: SA

Date: 04/19/2010

Location: Totness RP - Northern Section

Varied Sittella (Daphoenositta chrysoptera) (5) One of 30 species seen by Kevin 
Williams and Bob Snell during a two hour visit. The area of gorse along the 
right hand (high) path from the entrance gate (K Williams) and the board walk 
proved to be the most productive.

Reported by: Bob Snell on 04/20/2010


Date: 04/20/2010

Location: Lake Alexandrina Meningie

Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus) (1500) 1500 to 2000 birds had 
congregated on the edge of the lake just outside of town. More birds were 
flying in for the short time we were there. A further 150 birds were at Narrung 
near the Ferry crossing.

Reported by: Winston Syson on 04/22/2010


Date: 04/21/2010

Location: Point Sturt

Flame Robin (Petroica phoenicea) (1) One immature bird was seen on the top of 
the cliff. Yellow-orange feathers were starting to show on the breast and 
throat. See photo.

Reported by: Peter Gower on 04/23/2010


Date: 04/23/2010

Location: Clayton, South Australia

Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia) (102) In Clayton township there were over 102 
Royal Spponbills adjacent to the caravan park.

Reported by: Chris Thomas on 04/24/2010


Date: 04/23/2010

Location: In our garden at St Peters

Southern Boobook (Ninox boobook) (1) A boobook is calling from somewhere near 
the top of a large gum tree in our backyard. It is calling so loudly we heard 
it over the sound of the radio. Unfortunately the tree is so tall and leafy 
that we can't see it. We heard it a couple of weeks ago, but much more 
distantly, so knew it was back in our area.

Reported by: Barbara and Peter Bansemer on 04/23/2010


Date: 04/24/2010

Location: Pt Wakefield Rd next to Woodstock Nursery, near Waterloo Cnr rd 

Black Falcon (Falco subniger) (1) One Falcon diving on a flock of around 200 
Feral Pigeons. The Falcon split a single bird out of the flock and then ran it 
down striking it a metre off the ground in the vacant paddock north of the 
Nursery. The whole time a pair of Galahs were chasing and mobbing the Falcon!

Reported by: Chris Steeles on 04/25/2010


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