Birdline ACT Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline ACT Weekly Update
Date: 23 May 2011 01:30:12 +1000

Birdline ACT

Published sightings for the week ending 22 May 2011.

Sat 21 May Red-browed Treecreeper Square Rock Track, Namadgi National Park
Pair seen in mixed feeding flock some 200 metres along track from Smokers Gap car park on Corin Rd. A White-throated Treecreeper briefly harassed the pair and then happily continued foraging nearby.
Marnix Zwankhuizen

Glossy Black Cockatoo Rob Roy Nature Reserve, ACT
We had good views of a pair of Glossy Black Cockatoos munching on Casuarina cones a bit after 3pm today . The yellow on the head of one and red under tails of both were clearly visible. We saw them next to one of the main fire trails at lat 35.48307, lon=149.12069
Rick Kuhn and Mary Gorman

Crescent Honeyeater Macquarie
A male Crescent HE with a flock of Silvereyes feeding on lerps in eucalypts in a suburban garden
Sue Lashko

Thu 19 May Painted Button-Quail Mulligan's Flat NR
Beyond birdwalk marker post 5 where there remains a boggy area among the swales, that only a few weeks ago were small ponds. The habitat would be most suitable for Brown or King Quail but no, instead it was the denizen of stony slopes strutting among the tussocks. One brightly-coloured female and three other less colorful individuals were present. Currently, there are Brown and also Stubble Quail in the reserve.
Peter J Milburn

Mon 16 May Eastern Cattle Egret Pt Hut Pond, Gordon
Four in non-breeding plumage perching at tops of casuarina spp at southern end of lake and flying/circling that area - at approx 3pm (15.00 hrs)
Bruce Ramsay

Sun 15 May Pink Robin ANBG
The female Pink Robin is still present at the Botanic Gardens frequenting, rather unusually for this species, the dry, scrubby area on the bend in the road above the rainforest gully. Rarely still for a moment, it seems to perform a regular circuit of about 20 metres around the road bend, keeping primarily to low bushes and occasionally popping out onto the road for a second or two. Seen by Alastair Smith in the morning; Steve Wallace, myself, and at least one other person in the afternoon.
Alastair Smith, Steve Wallace, Frank Antram

Sat 14 May Olive-backed Oriole Mt Majura, southern lower slopes
In afternoon 1 bird sitting for a few moments in the top of a tree
Michael Lenz

Fri 13 May Glossy Black-Cockatoo Rob Roy NR
At least 8 pairs of Glossy Black-Cockatoos were seen in Rob Roy Nature Reserve by one of the rangers, Joe Clifton (per Nicki Taws)
Nicki Taws

Latham's Snipe North Watson Wetlands
Bird flushed by two people undertaking a water quality survey of the wetlands. In scanning some Annual Bird Reports, the usual last date seems to be February.
Martin Butterfield

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