Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 00:05:03 +0930
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, April 4, 2011 to Sunday, April 10, 2011:

Area: SA

Date: Thursday, March 31, 2011

Location: Dry Creek Salt Fields

Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles) (1) Race miles (Northern Form)

Reported by: Birds Sa on Monday, April 4, 2011

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Date: Saturday, April 2, 2011

Location: Magpie Swamp Rd  S.E.

Brolga (Grus rubicunda) (43) 43 birds present with a number of immatures.

Reported by: William Brooker on Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Date: Saturday, April 2, 2011

Location: Thompsons Beach Northern samphire flats

Brown Quail (Coturnix ypsilophora) (5) Observed at close quarters flushed from 
beach track

Lesser Sand Plover (Charadrius mongolus) (10+) Many in full breeding plumage

Greater Sand Plover (Charadrius leschenaultii) (7-8) 

Also Grey Plover (2) Double Banded Plover 4-5 many other waders but no Red Knot 
or Great Knot

Reported by: David Kowalick on Monday, April 4, 2011


Date: Saturday, April 2, 2011

Location: Cheetham Dry Creek Salt Fields

Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles) (1) There is currently a Northern Masked 
Lapwing is currently in the salt Fields Race Miles.  It is in company with our 
normal race.  Location:  Go across the two bridges approx a 3rd of the way to 
the old pump house site, on the left is a water area by the small lower dirt 
road which you can use to turn around.  The pair of birds move around this open 
area and sometimes when disturbed go west behind the mangroves.  this bird has 
been there for a while but race was only confirmed on the field trip.  
(originally seen by Enid Pascoe full ID was not possible at that time).

Reported by: Trevor Cowie on Monday, April 4, 2011


Date: Sunday, April 3, 2011

Location: Hindmarsh Island 2.3Km East along Denver Road

Banded Lapwing (Vanellus tricolor) (15) Birds were in a sparsley grassed 
paddock,look for a large black poli tank in the far distance(scope required)on 
left side of road going in. 3 of the birds were juvenile. Masked Lapwing also 

Double-banded Plover (Charadrius bicinctus) (29) These birds were feeding in 
the same paddock and same area has the Banded Lapwing. Denzel Murfet and Ann 
Turner of Fleurieu Birdwatchers had spotted the birds the day before.

Cape Barren Goose (Cereopsis novaehollandiae) (100) I observed these birds also 
on Denver Road but on the right hand side.

Reported by: Winston Syson on Monday, April 4, 2011


Date: Sunday, April 3, 2011

Location: Bird hide Barrage Road Goolwa and swamp from roadside.

Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) (1) Single bird foraging along swamp margin 
looking from roadside towards bird hide.

Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) (1) Single bird again on edge of swamp.

Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) (2) These birds have been difficult 
to find on the Fleurieu since the water returned to the system. The water level 
has dropped a little in the swamp,but still no crakes or Sharpies?

Reported by: Winston Syson on Monday, April 4, 2011


Date: Thursday, April 7, 2011

Location: Pt Clinton.

Grey-tailed Tattler (Heteroscelus brevipes) (8) 

The Grey-tailed  Tattlers are still in the same location and seen on a falling 

My sightings have always been from the car parking area at the end of 
Cumberland Rd. Port Clinton.

The other area in Clinton that is good for birds is out from Yelta St and this 
time there were 3 Godwits, 10 Red Knots, 5 Fairy Terns and a few tiny birds 
could be seen moving along with the usual Silve Gull, Crested Tern and Pacific 
Gull residents.

Reported by: Teresa Jack on Friday, April 8, 2011


Date: Saturday, April 9, 2011

Location: Winter Track Waterfall Gully

Spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus punctatus) (4) Took little notice of the group 
foraging and socialising 200 meters from Waterfall Gully road assuming they 
were red browed finches but closer inspection revealed a couple of vividly 
coloured males with females. They took off after a few minutes into the Manna 
gums where there were several more. Their striated relations have been a bit 
scarce so it was a treat to see these guys.

White-throated Treecreeper (Cormobates leucophaea) (1) Living up to it's name 
in a gum near the Pardalote tribe

Reported by: Les Woods on Sunday, April 10, 2011


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