Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 00:02:02 +1030
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, October 18, 2010 to Sunday, October 24, 2010:

Area: SA

Date: Monday, October 18, 2010

Location: Marino Rocks

Short-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris) (4) Over the last couple of 
days four or five shearwaters have been floating about close to the coast at 
Marino Rocks. I photographed them this morning but not sure of their identity. 
Short-tailed Shearwater is my best guess.

Pacific Gull (Larus pacificus) (2) There are a couple of adult birds here most 
days and some immature

Photos can be seen on my blog at

Reported by: Chris Shaw on Monday, October 18, 2010


Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Location: Onkaparinga Recreation Park

Brown Quail (Coturnix ypsilophora) (4) 3 flushed from dense wild oat grassland 
around young revegetation near the Pingle Farm Track.Another bird was found 
dead nearby,the body partly decayed.

Reported by: Nathaniel Doecke on Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Date: Thursday, October 21, 2010

Location: Murray Mouth from Hindmarsh Island

Fairy Tern (Sterna nereis) (21) Birds were on a sand bar between the Island and 
Murray Mouth. 20 birds with a yellow bill,one bird had a black bill. On the 
same sand bar were 1100+ Crested Tern and 20 Caspian Tern.

Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) (39) Birds were resting on the same sand 
bar has the Terns.

Reported by: Winston Syson on Thursday, October 21, 2010


Date: Friday, October 22, 2010

Location: Point Sturt Peninsula

Brown Quail (Coturnix ypsilophora) (1) One was calling from dense Veldt Grass 
on private property about 4 Km along Point Sturt Road.

Reported by: Nathaniel Doecke on Sunday, October 24, 2010


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