Birdline Australia Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Australia Weekly Update
Date: 25 Oct 2010 01:30:10 +1000

Birdline Australia

Published sightings for the week ending 24 Oct 2010.

Fri 22 Oct probable. Arabian Shearwaters, Swinhoe's & Matsudaira's Storm Petrels At sea between Darwin and Ashmore Reef, Northern Territory
Other species included Bulwer's Petrel and Streaked Shearwater. For further details see
Simon Mustoe et al. as reported on birding-aus and bird-o via Rob Morris

Tiger Shrike, Grey-streaked Flycatcher, Middendorff's Grasshopper Warbler Ashmore Reef, Western Australia
Reports for the week ending 22 October. Other brilliant birds included Island Monarch, Arctic Warbler, Grey Wagtail. For further details see
Simon Mustoe et al. as reported on birding-aus and bird-o via Rob Morris

Wed 20 Oct Nankeen Night Heron Piltati Rockhole, 16km's E. Nyapari Community, APY Lands, South Australia
Sighting of a' type of Bittern' were reported to me by local Art Centre coord. Brian Hallett upon returning from a trip with local elders to this very sacred area. I viewed with 3 photos today to help him confirm i.d. and it turns out to be a N.N.H. - still a possible 'first' for this far NW. in South Australia??? Checked the Birdata map/sightings and found nothing close to this area.
Brian Hallett, per David Hartland

White-fronted Tern, Arctic Tern Mordialloc, Victoria
White-fronted Tern: (3). Arctic Tern: Didn't recognize it at the time as it was quite distant and I didn't want to disturb the birds unnecessarily, but have subsequently identified it in several photos after comparing it with (better) photos taken by others. (1).
Adam Edmonds

Tue 19 Oct Oriental Pratincole, Pacific Golden Plover, Buff-banded Rail Alice Springs Waste Stabilisation Ponds, Northern Territory
Oriental Pratincole: great views; between EP1 and A4 (1). Pacific Golden Plover: great views, appears to have been around for a while now (1). Buff-banded Rail: great views, southern end EP7c, in grass/herbage near dirt pile (1).
Michael Green

Wed 13 Oct Bourke's Parrot, Brown Quail, Ground Cuckoo-shrike Packsaddle Plains near roadhouse (Silver City Hwy), New South Wales

Peter Waanders

Australian Pratincole, Flock Bronzewing, Gray Grasswren, Little Buttonquail Bulloo Downs QLD Block, Queensland

Peter Waanders

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