Published sightings for the week ending 20 Jun 2010.
Sat 19 Jun Grey Goshawk Warriewood
One bird high over the escarpment. Appeared to be a grey morph.
Rockwarbler, Chestnut-rumped Heathwren, Common Bronzewing
At least two Rockwarblers seen in hills around Ingleside. They seemed to
be common in the area. Fleeting veiws of a Chestnut-rumped Heathwren as
well as a Common Bronzewing flushed from the side of Cicada Glen rd.
Noisy Pitta Newrybar
Flew down underneath a orange tree and walked around the orange trees
and than flew off into the bush unable to be seen again.
Square-tailed Kite Pitt Town
A Square-tailed Kite was the highlight of a quick visit to Pitt Town
Lagoon, near Windsor. It was seen flying slowly over the houses of Pitt
Town towards the lagoon. Also a Swamp Harrier at the lagoon, and many
Golden-headed Cisticolas. The lagoon is very full.
Fri 18 Jun White-headed Petrel, Fairy Prion Off Port Stephens
A single White-headed Petrel in a pelagic survey off Port Stephens
today. An unusual day with a low diversity of species present. Fairy
Prions in reasonable numbers at the shelf, many closer in, including one
bird seen about 4km from the heads.
Mick Roderick and Alan Stuart
Topknot Pigeon Warrowa West Pymble
Two adult birds in a large gum in Warrowa Avenue. Got chased away by
Max de Beer
Thu 17 Jun Topknot Pigeon Wauchope
40 Topknot pigeons flew from the showground north over the river at 1pm.
20 minutes later about 30 Black-faced Cuckoo-shrikes, 60 Fig Birds and
at least 25 Torresian Crows flew out from the Camphour Laurels on the
North side of the river near the railway bridge as if something had
disturbed them. This is the largest gathering of Fig birds and
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrikes I have seen.
Hooded Plovers Racecourse Beach. Ulladulla.
There were no less than 13 Hooded Plovers on the rocky platform adjacent
to the carpark at Racecourse Beach at 2 pm this afternoon. The hoodies
have been seen regularly there in groups of 3 to 7 but never near the
number today. These were seen with 4 Double Banded Plovers, 7 Sooty
Oystercatchers and a first ever an imm Pacific Gull . The calm seas may
have something to do with these numbers as over the last 3 weeks this
area has had really big seas hitting the beach.
Wed 16 Jun Grey Goshawk Westleigh
Single bird seen, giving good views as it circled after taking off from
a nearby tree. Since hazard reduction burning a few months ago, we have
noticed a greater diversity of raptors than in previous years.
Mon 14 Jun Regent Bowerbird Newrybar (nr Byron Bay)
One female Regent Bowerbird sitting in a tree until it flew off.
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet, Little Lorikeet, Scarlet Myzomela
Small number of Scaly-breasted Lorikeets among hundreds of Rainbows
feeding on Eucalyptus flower. Also some Musk Lorikeets and 3 Little
Lorikeets flying overhead. Small number of Scarlet Honeyeaters feeding
Sun 13 Jun Southern Emu-wren Catti Wetlands, north of Taree
At least 6 Southern Emu-wrens seen on the north eastern side of the
wetland circuit at 2.20pm. 100 + Pacific Black Ducks, almost as many
Chestnut Teals and about 20 Black Swans. 2 good sized Red-bellied Black
snakes seen on the circuit sunning themselves.
Fri 11 Jun Osprey Saltwater NSW (near Old Bar)
Sighted a single Osprey flying in from the ocean then perched on a
branch near the beach.
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