Birdline Australia Weekly Update

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Subject: Birdline Australia Weekly Update
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Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2010 01:30:16 +1000
Birdline Australia 

Published sightings for the week ending 25 Apr 2010.

Sun 25 Apr      Scarlet Honeyeater, Swift Parrot, Rose Robin Killawarra
Forest, Victoria 
Amazing morning at the forest. A male Scarlet Honeyeater was seen near
Irishtown Track in a flowering Mugga Ironbark. They seem to be popping
up all over the state now. Many Swift Parrots around as well. A female
Rose Robin was also seen near Mattamia Rd, a rare autumn visitor here. 
Michael Ramsey 

Fri 23 Apr      Orange-bellied Parrot Western Treatment Plant, Werribee,
Two birds flushed from Melaleuca on southern side (high track) of Borrow
Pits around 2:15pm and flew north into the "off limits" area. 
Dave Torr, Christine Shelley, Peter Gibbons 

Tue 20 Apr      Orange-bellied Parrot Western Treatment Plant,
T-Section/The Spit, Victoria 
A flock of 6 seen feeding beside the track, they then flew off toward
The Spit. Also of interest was observing the Northern Shoveler in Lake
Borrie North, a female Musk Duck feeding 2 half grown young in Borrie, 3
Brolga flew into T-Sect., and a flock of ~50 White-winged Black Tern of
which ~2/3rds were in full breeding plumage. 
Tom Fletcher & Tim McKellar 

Mon 19 Apr      Grey Falcon Alice Springs Sewage Ponds, Northern
Single bird flew low overhead toward the south east. It circled a few
times over the sewage ponds and then continued westerly out of sight. A
great view, fortunately with three of us all clearly identifying the
Chris Watson, Ken Dredge and Maureen Dredge 

        Possible Metallic Starling Adelaide River Inn, Northern
Great views of a pair of Metallic Starlings in the palmtrees inside the
beer garden at the Adelaide River Inn, an hour south of Darwin. Birdata
and all my books tell me they should be confined to Queensland. Does
anyone have any other sightings of Metallic Starling this far west?
[Moderator notes: very unusual, with potential also for other species
such as Singing or Asian Glossy Starling. Worth further investigation.
Chris Watson 

Sun 18 Apr      Grey Falcon Fivebough Swamp, Leeton, New South Wales 
Single bird seen and photographed at Fivebough Swamp, Leeton 
Troy Mutton 

Fri 16 Apr      Scarlet Honeyeater Chiltern-Mt pilot national park,
Male bird seen feeding at honeyeater picnic area. Good views of bird
seen by a number of people. 
Joseph Birckhead 


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