Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 00:05:05 +0930
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, July 18, 2011 to Sunday, July 24, 2011:

Area: SA

Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Location: Reynella East 5161

Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) (1) Single bird seen at creek 
crossing , the following day found headless body of bird.

Reported by: William Brooker on Friday, July 22, 2011


Date: Sunday, July 17, 2011

Location: Elder Park, Adelaide

Southern Boobook (Ninox boobook) (1) On the fence on the southern shore of the 
Torrens Lake, only a few metres west of the King William Road bridge.  We were 
able to sit and watch from a bench only 5m away for at least ten minutes; 
another couple even walked between us and the owl.  Eventually it took a couple 
of short flights along the fenceline then disappeared across the lake.

Reported by: Kevin Stracey on Friday, July 22, 2011


Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Location: Goolwa Barrage

Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) (1) Entering sand dunes after 
crossing road to 19th Beacon from area of 'Barrage Island'.

Reported by: Bob and Maureen Snell on Saturday, July 23, 2011


Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Location: Strzelecki track

Banded Whiteface (Aphelocephala nigricincta) (7) A 3-whiteface day: 2 
Chestnut-breasted at Mt Lyndhurst, 7 Banded Whiteface (actively foraging) in 
the white sand dunes (photos see link below), and 2 Southern Whiteface at one 
of the many creek crossings.

Thick-billed Grasswren (Amytornis textilis) (6) Mt Lyndhurst. Also Rufous 
Fieldwren present.

Letter-winged Kite (Elanus scriptus) (2) One adult and one immature 
Letter-winged Kite observed at nest site. Photos see link below.

Reported by: Peter Waanders on Friday, July 22, 2011

More Information: More Information...


Date: Thursday, July 21, 2011

Location: Old Princes Highway, Blakiston

Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) (1) One freshly dead on roadside.  
I guess this proves that Road and Rail don't mix !!!  Sorry about that !!

Reported by: John Fennell on Friday, July 22, 2011


Date: Friday, July 22, 2011

Location: Angas River, Strathalbyn

Black-chinned Honeyeater (Melithreptus gularis) (2) 2 were foraging in River 
Red and SA Blue Gums along the Angas River,adjacent to the Langhorne Creek 
Road. A pair of Crested Shrike Tits were also in the area.

Reported by: Nathaniel Doecke on Saturday, July 23, 2011


Date: Friday, July 22, 2011

Location: Aldinga Washpool.

Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) (1) Seen crossing the road today 
but along the southern water line on a previous day.

Black-fronted Dotterel (Elseyornis melanops) (6) Seemed to prefer the roadside 
today, flew each time a car came by and then landed back on the road again.

Australian Spotted Crake (Porzana fluminea) (3) Seen feeding along the edges of 
reeds, each side of the road.  One photographed swimming from one clump of 
reeds to another.

The Washpool is very full of water and draining out to sea.  Good bird variety 
there but only large numbers of Duck and Starlings.

Reported by: Teresa Jack on Saturday, July 23, 2011


Date: Saturday, July 23, 2011

Location: Gluepot Reserve, near Taylorville Station

Scarlet-chested Parrot (Neophema splendida) (2) a pair, checking nest hollows

Reported by: Helga Kieskamp on Saturday, July 23, 2011


Date: Saturday, July 23, 2011

Location: Port Germain Gorge western end sFR

Rufous Songlark (Cincloramphus mathewsi) (1) Somewhat unusual at this time of 
year.  Seen & heard in the little park at the junction of Port Germain Road and 
the unsealed road which heads towards Tellowie Gorge.

Observers Jane White & Alan Jamieson

Reported by: Alan Jamieson on Sunday, July 24, 2011


Date: Sunday, July 24, 2011

Location: Milang

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) (12) A group of 12 Cattle Egret feeding in the 
Milang Snipe Reserve. The only other birds present were one Black-winged Stilt 
and one Masked Lapwing.

Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia) (3) Three Royal Spoonbill, together with three 
Great Egret, three Little Pied Cormorant and one White-faced Heron in dead tree 
on island opposite shacks in Milang Bay.

Reported by: Bob and Maureen Snell on Sunday, July 24, 2011


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