Birdline ACT Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline ACT Weekly Update
Date: 28 Nov 2011 01:30:09 +1000

Birdline ACT

Published sightings for the week ending 27 Nov 2011.

Sun 27 Nov Freckled Duck, Yellow-billed Spoonbill Kelly's Swamp & Jerrabomberra Wetland, Fyshwick
Single Freckled Duck remains. Also an extraordinary afternoon/evening for heron species on Kellys Swamp with 1 White-necked Heron, 1 Great Egret, 3 Intermediate Egret, 9 Cattle Egret at least 13 Nankeen Night-Heron (Adults and juveniles). The cacophony of frog calls was probably the reason for this congregation.The spectacle concluded with a fly past by 5 Yellow-billed Spoonbills.
Alastair Smith

Pink-eared Duck, Buff-banded Rail, Baillon's Crake Fyshwick Sewage Treatment Plant
9 Pink-eared Duck pond 1 Buff-banded Rail and 3 Baillon's Crake pond 7.
Alastair Smith

Freckled Duck, Pink-eared Duck Kelly's Swamp & Jerrabomberra Wetland, Fyshwick
The lone Freckled Duck still present. 1 Pink-eared Duck with Grey Teal.
Frank Antram

Pink-eared Duck Fyshwick Sewage Treatment Plant
9 Pink-eared Ducks on Pond 1 [plus 1 more over on Kellys Swamp]
Frank Antram

Sat 26 Nov Freckled Duck Kelly's Swamp & Jerrabomberra Wetland, Fyshwick
Single Freckled Duck still present on main (now flooded) swamp.
Alastair Smith

Baillon's Crake, Australian Spotted Crake, Red-kneed Dotterel Fyshwick Sewage Treatment Plant
On a mud-less Pond 5, 2 Red-kneed Dotterel and on Pond 7 one each of Australian Spotted Crake and Baillon's Crake.
Alastair Smith

Black Shouldered Kite Fyshwick Sewerage works
Adult flying over back of the sewerage ponds/ paddocks @ 18.45
Rik Morley

Fri 25 Nov Freckled Duck, Cattle Egret, Red-kneed Dotterel Kelly's Swamp & Jerrabomberra Wetland, Fyshwick
1 Freckled Duck on the swamp as were 2 Red-kneed Dotterel A minimum of 30 Cattle Egret on the northern paddocks.
Alastair Smith

Intermediate Egret Coranderrk Street/Parkes Way Intersection
At 12:15 today an Intermediate Egret was standing on a patch of water lilies in the pond at the Coranderrk Street/Parkes Way Intersection.
PJ Milburn

Thu 24 Nov Cattle Egret Jerrabombera Wetlands
A flock of 37 Cattle Egrets were seen over the cattle paddocks at lunchtime today.
PJ Milburn

Black Falcon Kelly's Swamp/Fyshwick STW
At 14:03, a male Black Falcon flew in from Kingston Paddocks well above tree top height and circled firstly over Kelly's Swamp and then over the Fyshwick STW.
PJ Milburn

Royal Spoonbill, Red-kneed Dotterel, Latham's Snipe Jerrabomberra Wetlands
One Royal Spoonbill on Kellys Swamp. Two Red-kneed Dotterels and five Latham's Snipe on mudflats opposite Fullica hide.
Scott Ryan

Tue 22 Nov Buff-banded Rail Lake Ginninderra near college
It was fossicking around the edge of the lake.
Vivien Pinder

Black-shouldered Kite Kambah ACT
Late this afternoon I observed two juvenile BSK near the interection of Mt Vernon and Kambah Pool Roads.
Michael Kingsford

Red-kneed Dotterel Jerrabomberra wetlands
2 birds on the small mud flats on Jerrabomberra creek opposite the Fulica hide
Roger Williams

Mon 21 Nov White-winged Triller Kama reserve
A pair of White-winged Trillers (male&female) feeding in one of the larger eucalypts in the reserve
Roger Williams

Red-capped Robin Mulligans Flat, ACT
Single Red-capped Robin (female) seen briefly in woodland amongst mixed flock of thornbills and other small birds. (Location: COG Grid LII, or approx: Lat 35°10'14.91"S, and Long 149° 9'17.63"E - from Google Earth). Flock observed for about a minute before they moved on.
Robin Hide

Azure Kingfisher Kellys Swamp
Azure KF seen at 4pm today on the island to the left of Fulica hide - sitting very quietly for 20 minutes just above a small patch of water lilies.
Sue Lashko

Sun 20 Nov Peregrine Falcon Paddock south of Aranda Bushland
A pair at a large stick nest in tall gum. They both chased off cockies so there may be chicks.
Rick Kuhn and Mary Gorman

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