Birdline ACT Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline ACT Weekly Update
Date: 18 Jul 2011 01:30:10 +1000

Birdline ACT

Published sightings for the week ending 17 Jul 2011.

Sun 17 Jul White-fronted Chat Coree, Uriarra Road/Mountain Creek Road junction
White-fronted Chat (4) 2 Male and 2 female. Up from two the day before reported by Fantram.
Alastair Smith

Crescent Honeyeater, Chestnut-rumped Heathwren Pierce's Creek, Cotter
One juvenile Crescent Honeyeater observed and a Chestnut-rumped Heathwren heard.
Alastair Smith

Sat 16 Jul White-fronted Chat Coree, Uriarra Road/Mountain Creek Road junction
White-fronted Chat (2)
Frank Antram

Peregrine Falcon Shepherds Lookout
Peregrine Falcon (1) Close views (less than 50 metres) of a bird sitting in a dead tree near the lookout. A couple with a dog passed under the tree and stood at the lookout, but the Peregrine remain unfazed by their or my presence.
Frank Antram

Fan-tailed Cuckoo, Grey Currawong, Scarlet Robin, Flame Robin Callum Brae Nature Reserve
Fan-tailed Cuckoo (1) Grey Currawong (3) Scarlet Robin (2) Both males Flame Robin (7) 5 males 2 females Also White-winged Chough (21) breeding suspected carrying nesting material
Alastair Smith

Fri 15 Jul White-headed Pigeon Columba leucomela 84 Wybalena Grove Cook ACT 2614
Late yesterday afternoon there was a White-headed Pigeon again in Wybalena Grove in Cook. Quite possibly the same one that Jeannie Gray reported three weeks ago from lower down the hill; it was a female. Stayed hunkered down halfway up a Red Box tree for several minutes. Then after a couple of quiet 'ooms' flew off west.
Muriel Brookfield

Brown Treecreeper, Southern Whiteface, Diamond Firetail Kama Nature Reserve
4 Brown Treecreeper, one with a yellow band on right leg; one with a white band on right leg 3 x Southern Whiteface and a single Diamond Firetail. Also observed were a feast of raptors including male and female Brown Goshawk, 3 Wedge-tailed Eagle including one juvenile, 2 Nankeen Kestrels and Brown Falcon.
Alastair Smith

Thu 14 Jul Nankeen Kestrel Narrabundah Hill Nature Reserve Duffy ACT
Loud calling and circling high in the air of two Kestrel. One bird perched on the top edge of a power stanchion across the western edge of the reserve calling loudly. The other bird came and perched on the opposite side of the stanchion. I looked away but was soon drawn to look again by different louder sounds of copulation. The first bird that had perched on the stanchion had flown across to the other and copulation was visible.
Jean Casburn

Wed 13 Jul Osprey Cotter
Reported by Peter Fullagar. Seen as he was driving through the Cotter. No sign of the bird on 14 July at the Cotter Reserve, Casuarina Sands or along the Murrumbidgee at Uriarra Crossing.
Sue Lashko

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