Scarlet-chested and Orange-bellied Parrots in 24 hrs

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Subject: Scarlet-chested and Orange-bellied Parrots in 24 hrs
From: Peter Waanders <>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 13:13:52 +1030
Hi all,

Last Saturday morning myself and two clients observed 2 Scarlet-chested
Parrots at Gluepot at around 8:15am. The following morning with Helga
Kieskamp I observed 2 Orange-bellied Parrots at Melaleuca at around 9:15am.
Later I realised that both sightings were just over 24 hours apart
(allowing for the 30 mins time difference). We flew to Melaleuca with
TasAir, who I can recommend as they were very flexible and accommodating of
birders' needs. Once at Melaleuca we had excellent weather for two days and
observed Orange-bellied Parrots many times (highest count was a flock of
6), also a recently fledged juvenile. Other good birds seen were Ground
Parrot, Striated Fieldwren, Southern Emuwren, Dusky Robin, Beautiful
Firetail and a Latham's Snipe.

Photos in my webalbum:


Peter Waanders
Southern Birding Services
PO Box 420, Waikerie SA 5330  Australia
mob.: +61 (0)409 763172
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