Birdline South Australia Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline South Australia Weekly Update
Date: 21 Nov 2011 01:31:22 +1000

Birdline South Australia

Published sightings for the week ending 20 Nov 2011.

Sat 19 Nov Brown Quail, Greater Sand Plover, Banded Stilt Thompson Beach
Brown Quail (2) flushed one after another from newly revegetated section fo northern trail Greater Sand Plover (1) one lone bird in non-breeding plumage on central beach among rocky section just north of carpark - feeding on receeding tide (3 hours after high tide) Banded Stilt (900) found in two sections of beach - smaller group 100-150 birds on northern limit of trail in claypans. Second group spread over 500 metre section of southern beach; difficult to count and many more seen to far southern limit towards Point Prime - but at limit of my scope
David Hartland

Wed 16 Nov Australian Painted Snipe Onkaparinga Wetlands.
Four birds consisting of three males and one female foraging in the short grassy perimeter of the big dam which has almost dried up. A number of Brown Quail were also heard calling from this spot and then subsequently two were flushed. A single Blue-billed Duck and many Spotted Crakes were observed at the full dam at the far south end of the wetlands. An immature Peregrine Falcon put in a brief appearance overhead.
Edward Smith

Tue 15 Nov Freckled Duck (5), Australian Painted Snipe (4) Whites Road Wetlands, Bolivar
Five Freckled Duck were present at the wetlands this morning, possibly as many as seven. Four Australian Painted Snipe were also observed, two within the western-most pond. Other good records were of more than 50 Australian Spotted Crake and at least 15 Baillon's Crake. [Editors note: Posted on behalf of Dan Mantle. A visit earlier the same morning unearthed 8 Painted Snipe. -M. Wood. ]
Daniel Mantle

Mon 14 Nov Square-tailed Kite St Hallett Winery, Barossa Valley
A single Sqaure-tailed Kite came up from the south slowly circling about 100m up till it got directly above the winery, then it glided off in a north westerly direction towards the Tanunda Sewage Ponds. Managed good views, then tried to get the camera from the car but only a few average photos were taken as it had gotten too far away! This is the third sighting in the central Barossa region in three weeks!
Chris Steeles

Sun 13 Nov Square-tailed kite Kaiser Stuhl Conservation Park. Barossa Hills.
One adult soaring low above the trail in the open area just beyond the entrance gate. A good spread of other birds were observed during a short walk. A Shining Bronze Cuckoo was an added bonus.
Edward Smith and Roly Lloyd

Australian Painted Snipe Globe Derby Wetlands, Whites Road, Globe Derby Park. Adelaide.
Up to 11 Australian Painted Snipe observed along the muddy shoreline of the main dam. The birds were huddled in a tight group and did not appear to be disturbed by our presence. There is heavy machinery and destruction in progress at the first dry dam and this may influence the birds continued presence .
Edward Smith and Roly Lloyd

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