Birdline Australia Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Australia Weekly Update
Date: 27 Dec 2010 01:30:09 +1000

Birdline Australia

Published sightings for the week ending 26 Dec 2010.

Fri 24 Dec Stilt Sandpiper, Ruff Western Treatment Plant, Werribee, Victoria
Stilt Sandpiper and Ruff observed between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Pond 7 T-Section Lagoons.
Richard and Margaret Alcorn and George Pergaminelis

Thu 23 Dec Black Bittern, Striated Heron, Topknot Pigeon Genoa River, Victoria
Black Bittern on Genoa River. Also 4 Striated Heron and a nice flock of Topknot Pigeon.
Paul Dodd, Ruth Woodrow per Tim Dolby

Stilt Sandpiper WTP T-Section Pond 7, Victoria
With 1 Ruff and ~6 Greenshank. Believe it had flown from Pond 5 about 4:00 p.m.
Bob Cook

Wed 22 Dec Stilt Sandpiper T section Pond 5, Western Treatment Plant, Victoria
Stilt Sandpiper seen 2:00 - 2:30 pm. Quite active, spending much of its time preening and washing itself.
Stuart Cooney and Tim Dolby

Stilt Sandpiper WTP, Victoria
Stilt Sandpiper was on Austin Road Pond #2 yesterday by Tony Russell and was seen early this morning (Wed 22nd) by Dean Ingwersen and Ash Herrod on T section Pond #5.
Per Rohan Clarke

Mon 20 Dec Red-throated Pipit update, Little Ringed Plover Broome, Western Australia
George Swann reports that all wagtails and the Red-throated Pipit have departed the Broome town ovals but both species of Yellow Wagtail can be seen on the track to Crab Creek behind the Observatory. There is a Little Ringed Plover at the sewage works.
George Swann per Mike Carter

Sun 19 Dec Freckled Duck, Australian Painted Snipe Wanganella area, Deniliquin district, New South Wales
Two Freckled Ducks in breeding plumage. Three out of the four Australian Painted Snipe eggs, first seen 27 November, have hatched. One male Painted Snipe was seen today; his behaviour would indicate the babies were nearby.
Philip Maher

Thu 16 Dec Yellow Chat, Great Crested Grebe Lake Argyle (south), Western Australia
About 3 pair of yellow chats in mud grass. 1 Great Crested Grebe about 50m from shore at 16deg 22' 52" S 128deg 42' 41' E. Accessed by boat only Sth Eastern Point
Mick Jerram

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