Birdline Australia Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Australia Weekly Update
Date: 11 Jul 2011 01:30:20 +1000

Birdline Australia

Published sightings for the week ending 10 Jul 2011.

Tue 5 Jul Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo Malanda, Queensland
Observed a pair, calling often. Local says they have been hanging around for a week.
david lumpy milson

Mon 4 Jul Slender-billed Prion, Double-banded Plover Norfolk Island 2899, New South Wales
Observed yesterday afternoon at about 3pm. a very tired looking Petrel, after referring to a couple of Guides we initially decided that it was an Antarctic Prion way out of its range, however subsequent events have proved it to be a Slender-billed Prion. Last couple of days we have had big southerly blows, so probably the cause of its northerly position. .17 Double-banded Plovers also seen.
John & Sue O'Malley, Anthony Cavallaro, Margaret Christian

Mon 27 Jun (Possible) Tawny Grassbird Lake Hindmarsh - North West shore, Victoria
Distinct rufous crown and pale unmarked breast, long uplifted tail. On ground (in shallow water) and climbing reeds and shrubs at edge of lake. Watched for 2 minutes. Little grassbirds also present. [Ed note: this report is way out of range - with no previously confirmed Victorian records - and should be viewed with caution. One alternative is Rufous Songlark. Have contacted the observer for more details.]
Lewis Murray

Mon 20 Jun South Island Pied Oystercatcher Point Halleran, Queensland
Today, around midday, Plaxy Barratt and I observed the South Island Pied Oystercatcher across from 21 Orana Esplanade, Point Halloran. It was high tide at the time and roosting with aproximately 19 Aussie Pied Oystercatchers. Michael Wood
Michael Wood (via birding-aus)

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