Birdline South Australia Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline South Australia Weekly Update
Date: 18 Jul 2011 01:30:41 +1000

Birdline South Australia

Published sightings for the week ending 17 Jul 2011.

Thu 14 Jul Buff-banded Rail Port Gibbon Eyre Peninsular
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

Wed 13 Jul Cattle Egret Onkaparinga River Recreation Reserve
Cattle Egret (1) Seen feeding with White-faced Herons amongst grasses that had choked much of southern-most large pond.
David Hartland & Michael Wood

Tue 12 Jul Scarlet-chested Parrot Gluepot Reserve
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 Flame Robin Salt Creek -Martins Wash-pool .SA
Five Flame Robins sitting on fencelines and hawking insects.
Edward Smith

Buff-banded Rail Port Mac Donnell Caravan Park SA
Pair of adult birds seen foraging on lawn at campsite no 1. Birds did not appear to be too skittish. Observation made with Roly Lloyd at 07:15 am.
Edward Smith

Sat 9 Jul Brolga Mingbool Road, Mount Gambier SA
Adult pair in a flooded field at the corner of Mingbool Road and Kaladbro Roads.
Edward Smith and Roly Lloyd

Fri 8 Jul Southern Scrub-Robin Maclaren Pt, Lincoln NP
Confiding scrub-robin allowed close approach, along with rock parrots on track at MaClaren Point.
Bruce Roubin

Fri 1 Jul Scarlet-chested Parrots Gluepot
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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