Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 00:05:07 +1030
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, January 16, 2012 to Sunday, January 22, 2012:

Area: SA

Date: Thursday, January 12, 2012

Location: Black Point , Y.P.

Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (4) 4 birds were seen on the sand spit 
at high tide from 0630 hrs. Previously I have only seen this sps there in March.

Great Knot (Calidris tenuirostris) (1) 1 Great Knot was seen among the other 
shorebirds, which is my first sighting for this location.

Banded Stilt (Cladorhynchus leucocephalus) (1) 1 bird was seen among a flock of 
Grey Teal on the previous evening. Not an uncommon bird, but also the first 
time seen at Black Point & probably on its way to the Price Saltfields. Ididn't 
see it again the next morning.

Reported by: Margaret Tiller on Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Location: Wallaroo

Pied Honeyeater (Certhionyx variegatus) (1) Two afternoons a week apart my 
sister has seen a female Pied Honeyeater at the Bird Bath in her back yard. A 
home in the new section on the N/E of the town. On the first occassion a Bird 
watcher was there with binoculars at hand. Second time young eyes for easy 
viewing. The dates were 3rd and 10th of January.

Reported by: Teresa Jack on Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Location: Freeling Wetlands

Black Falcon (Falco subniger) (2) A pair of Black Falcons came in low over the 
ponds heading in a westerly direction and then spent around ten minutes 
stirring up the large local Galah population thats residing around the Freeling 
township at the moment!

Reported by: Chris Steeles on Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Location: Laratinga Wetlands

Latham's Snipe (Gallinago hardwickii) (2) 1 Snipe spotted by reeds at the back 
of Pond 10 on the boardwalk side.  Observed for at least 10 minutes with only 
slight movement by the Snipe.  The second Snipe was observed in Pond 11 just 
near the boardwalk on the left in the reeds. It flew across to the island soon 
after it spotted me.

Reported by: Michelle Foster on Wednesday, January 18, 2012


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