Birdline Australia Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Australia Weekly Update
Date: 25 Apr 2011 01:30:17 +1000

Birdline Australia

Published sightings for the week ending 24 Apr 2011.

Thu 21 Apr Great Shearwater 11 miles off Swansea Heads, New South Wales
Single Great Shearwater at about 0740 this morning, 11 miles east of Swansea. The bird was a little shy of the boat and was harrassed by Fleshy-foots until it eventually decided to hover off (south). Also present were about 80 Wilson's Storm-petrels and similar numbers of Wedge-tailed / Fleshy-foot Shearwaters, 2 Black-browed (one Campbell), a Yellow-nosed Albatross and a few Pomarine Jaeger.
Mick and Steve Roderick, Allan Richardson

Tue 19 Apr Regent Honeyeater Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park (Chiltern), Victoria
Two unbanded and one banded (but wild origin) observed this afternoon. Poor quality photo attached.
Michael Ramsey and Matt Weeks

Mon 18 Apr Australian Painted Snipe Urana Road, Coreen (on the Urana-Corowa Road), New South Wales
4 Painted Snipe were observed in an ephemeral wetland 1km south of Coreen (southern riverina), two birds were observed flying over flooded paddock, further investigation found another two birds roosting on a small island in a roadside drain. Excellent views. Earlier that day another 8 Painted Snipe were found roosting together near a flooded dam (private land) east of Coreen.
Matt Weeks

Sun 27 Mar Chestnut-breasted Whiteface Coober Pedy, South Australia
We found a small flock of 5 Chestnut-breasted Whiteface at the base of the low ridge at the monument site,12kms south of Coober Pedy. Also there were Cinnamon Quail-Thrush, Little Button-Quail, Orange and Crimson Chat, Diamond Dove, Zebra Finch, Budgerigar and Cockatiel.
Ian and Jean Davies

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