Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 2 May 2011 00:05:03 +0930
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, April 25, 2011 to Sunday, May 1, 2011:

Area: SA

Date: Monday, April 18, 2011

Location: On our property at Rockleigh

Brown Quail (Coturnix ypsilophora) (6) 6 or 7 birds were flushed from a patch 
of low rushes close to a creek line. They flew up and plonked themselves down 
about 10 metres away in a patch of tall rushes beside a small waterhole, never 
to be seen again.
Single brown quail have been spotted twice in the last 2 years, so it was good 
to see this group.

Reported by: Barbara and Peter Bansemer on Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Date: Sunday, May 1, 2011

Location: Somerton Park.

Barbary Dove (Streptopelia roseogrisea) (48) This morning 48 Barbary Dove's on 
the power lines each side of the road, 54 Oaklands Rd, Somerton Park.
Resting and preening following good rain.  
I have never seen this many in one place before. Quiet a few Spotted dove's 
near by.

Reported by: Teresa Jack on Sunday, May 1, 2011


Date: Sunday, May 1, 2011

Location: Main North Road, Smithfield

Australian Hobby (Falco longipennis) (2) Pair in a aerial dogfight.

Brown Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus) (1) One bird gliding across Main North Road.

Had pulled over off Main North Rd just near the Blakeview crossing sign and was 
out of the car when I spotted a pair of Hobbies in a spectacular battle at 
great speed just out above the new housing development, great to watch these 
speedsters constantly diving at each other and then gaining height to do it all 

Driving again about 500m north of the Hobbies a flock of Starlings were in fast 
tight formation causing me to think the Hobbies had headed this way, but turned 
out to be a Brown Goshawk floating through which had stirred them up.

Reported by: Chris Steeles on Sunday, May 1, 2011


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