Birdline ACT Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline ACT Weekly Update
Date: 16 May 2011 01:30:32 +1000

Birdline ACT

Published sightings for the week ending 15 May 2011.

Sun 15 May Pink Robin Bull's Head Cell, Namadgi National Park
Pink Robin (2) Tan wing bars, no white in tail. First bird seen mid morning on Mt Franklin Road 3.3 kms south of Bull's Head and the other approx 1 km north of Bull' Head mid afternoon. Both birds observed for 10-15 minutes as they foraged on the gravel road and in leaf litter on the roadside. When flushed by a passing car the second bird flew up into a sapling by the road side before returning to the road.
Kim and Geoff Larmour

Sat 14 May Blue-billed Duck Fyshwick Sewage Ponds
One male. This is my first record of this normally moreorless resident species at the sewage ponds since 11 September 2010. Numbers of wildfowl and other waterbirds generally at the sewage ponds have been well down for many months. Also 4 Hoary-headed Grebes today - another species that has been largely absent for some months.
Frank Antram

Fri 13 May Grey Currawong ANBG
Grey Currawong observed foraging in the leaf litter next to the vistors centre
Roger Williams

Pink Robin ANBG
After yesterday's report of a Pink Robin, I found the bird just before 10am in the upper parts of the rainforest gully. It was quietly foraging and preening in a dense shrub giving prolonged views from quite close.
Damien Farine

Thu 12 May Pink Robin ANBG
Female Pink robin photographed at the top of rainforest gully.
Roger Williams

Tue 10 May Olive Whistler Australian National Botanic Gardens Canberra
0930 Cold and sunny. An immature bird feeding on ground by pathway near junction sections 46 and 54. Flew into low shrub, then further uphill.
Geoffrey Dabb

Mon 9 May Hardhead West Belconnen Pond
A group of 8 birds feeding at the southern end.
Stephen Wallace

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