Birdline ACT Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline ACT Weekly Update
Date: 25 Apr 2011 01:30:13 +1000

Birdline ACT

Published sightings for the week ending 24 Apr 2011.

Wed 20 Apr Scaly-breasted Lorikeets Little Lorikeets Mulligan's Flat
Damien Farine and I spent the day out at Mulligan's Flat. Aside from the usual species we saw Southern Whitefaces together with Diamond Firetails and like Martin 23 Little Ravens. The big surprise of the day was a mixed group of Lorikeets that included 4 SCALY-BREASTED LORIKEETS and at least 3 Little Lorikeets. They were in the usual lorikeet area where the Black Honeyeaters were in 2006.

Tue 19 Apr Australian Owlet Nightjar O'Connor
Earlier this evening while working in the kitchen I heard a 'different' noise outside. Grabbing the spotlight kept at the back door for such occasions I illuminated the culprit. Mutual surprise certainly but probably not mutual delight, an Australian Owlet Nightjar and I exchanged 'looks'. First record for our GBS but given the proximity of Black Mountain and O'Connor ridge probably not too far from usual habitat.

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