Birdline ACT Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline ACT Weekly Update
Date: 2 Jan 2012 01:30:15 +1000

Birdline ACT

Published sightings for the week ending 1 Jan 2012.

Sun 1 Jan Spotted Dove East O'Malley, ACT
Spotted Dove (3) Seen on Culgoa cct, O'Malley.
Brendan Sheean

Brown Quail Yarramundi Reach
A single Brown Quail crossed the bicycle track when I was riding around the lake at 1730 this afternoon.
Alastair Smith

Dollarbird Garran 1' cell
A single Dollarbird flying over Garran just after dawn this morning.
Alastair Smith

Buff-banded Rail, Baillon's Crake, Australian Spotted Crake Fyshwick Sewage Treatment Plant
Buff-banded Rail (4) Two juveniles observed with one adult on pond 7. Second adult seen on pond. One Baillon's Crake and an Australian Spotted Crake.
Alastair Smith

Royal Spoonbill, White-bellied Sea-Eagle Kelly's Swamp & Jerrabomberra Wetland, Fyshwick
4 Royal Spoonbill and a White-bellied Sea-Eagle (1) Immature were the highlights of an early morning visit to Kellys.
Alastair Smith

Sat 31 Dec Buff-banded Rail Fyshwick Sewage Treatment Plant
Buff-banded Rail breeding. Two adults and two fledglings observed.
Alastair Smith; Ben Walmsley

Latham's Snipe West Belconnen ponds
5 Latham's Snipe seen this morning
Frank Antram

Fri 30 Dec Australian Pelican Kelly's Swamp & Jerrabomberra Wetland, Fyshwick
4 Australian Pelican observed on the swamp.
Alastair Smith

Baillon's Crake Fyshwick Sewage Treatment Plant
A single Baillon's Crake was the highlight of a visit to FSP.
Alastair Smith

Diamond Firetail Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Single bird seen on fence line along driveway into reserve today.
Scott Ryan

Tue 27 Dec Horsfields Bushlark, Brown Songlark, White-fronted Chat Uriarra Road
Good views of a female Brown Songlark & 2 Horsfields Bushlarks. A flock of approx. 20 White-fronted Chats flew over. Numerous Stubble Quail were heard calling. Also near the crossing was a Peregrine Falcon chasing a Wedge-tailed Eagle
Scott Ryan

Eastern Whipbird Uriarra East
Bird was in riverbank shrub some 40 meters upstream from a point opposite the toilet block. We watched through binoculars from 15 meters away while it jumped continually from branch to branch and appeared to be watching the birdwatchers. After three minutes it flew across the river and disappeared into scrub. At no time did it call.
John K. Layton

Pink-eared Duck West Belconnen Pond
Two birds at the southern end.
Stephen Wallace

Mon 26 Dec Buff-banded Rail, Baillons Crake Fyshwick Sewage Ponds
A young Buff-banded Rail and a single Baillons Crake foraging together in the reeds on the corner of one of the ponds.
Scott Ryan

Swamp Harrier, Nankeen Night Heron Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Swamp Harrier seen gliding near Rock Valley Homestead. Night Heron seen at Wetlands Sanctuary. Also seen were a number of White-naped Honeyeaters and a pair of Satin Flycatchers.
Scott Ryan

Little Black Cormorant West Belconnen ponds
65 Little Black Cormorants
Frank Antram

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