Birdline Australia Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Australia Weekly Update
Date: 18 Jul 2011 01:30:13 +1000

Birdline Australia

Published sightings for the week ending 17 Jul 2011.

Thu 14 Jul Buff-banded Rail Port Gibbon Eyre Peninsular, South Australia
A single Buff-banded Rail observed at close quarters in thicket of saltbush at foreshare parking area in the samll town of Port Gibbon, just south of Cowell on the Eyre Peninsula - unusual for this region.
David Kowalick

Tue 12 Jul Scarlet-chested Parrot Gluepot Reserve, South Australia
A flock of 20 Scarlet-chested Parrot seen closely in east section of reserve.
Noel Luff (Ranger), Fiona Parkin, Greg Oakley, Tim Dolby

Mon 11 Jul Australian Painted Snipe Townsville , Queensland
Carlyle Garden Retirement Village - in an open drain within the complex, this male was first seen early morning and later (10.30) photographed in the same place. Appears to be a single bird. First seen being chased by a pair of Black-fronted Dotterel. ID photo by Ivor Preston.
Elna Kerswell

Fri 1 Jul Scarlet-chested Parrots Gluepot, South Australia
Do not rush down - they were in flight and have not been relocated. Noel Luff (Vol Ranger) [Moderator Note: This has been included so as to inform any potential travellers.]
Noel Luff

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