Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 00:05:05 +1030
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, January 23, 2012 to Sunday, January 29, 2012:

Area: SA

Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Location: Murray Mouth, Hindmarsh Island

Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus) (2) Two Terek Sandpipers were seen on Jan. 17 
near the Murray Mouth parking lot.

Reported by: Peter Candido on Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Date: Sunday, January 22, 2012

Location: Maize Island Conservation Park, Waikerie

Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) (2) A pair of birds seen on edge of drying 
North Western Lagoon. Also seen on the following three days. Photo taken for ID.

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) (4) Seen on edge of same drying lagoon.

Reported by: Peter Jacobs on Thursday, January 26, 2012


Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Location: Seacombe Gardens

Black Falcon (Falco subniger) (1) Whilst driving home I observed a single bird 
circling approximately 100m south of Westfield Marion. It then proceeded to fly 
slowly in a south-east direction over Main South Road in the direction of Sturt 
Gorge before I lost sight of it. First time I've ever seen this species in this 

Reported by: Rich Hall on Thursday, January 26, 2012


Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Location: Berri Evaporation Basin

Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa) (20) 20 birds were seen in a mixed group of 
Grey Teal, Pink-eared Ducks, Eurasian Coot, Australasian Shoveller. Also 
present were Red-necked Avocets, Black-winged Stilts, Little Black Cormorants, 
Pelicans Swans and many others. 38 species in all.

Reported by: Don Lill on Thursday, January 26, 2012


Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Location: Goolwa Barrage, Goolwa

Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) (26) 26 birds observed in the area 
between the barrage and the small island 100m east of the barrage along Barrage 

Reported by: Rich Hall on Thursday, January 26, 2012


Date: Thursday, January 26, 2012

Location: Denver Road Hindmarsh Island

Cape Barren Goose (Cereopsis novaehollandiae) (120) In paddocks at side of 
road. also observed several small groups as I travelled the Island.

Reported by: Winston Syson on Thursday, January 26, 2012


Date: Thursday, January 26, 2012

Location: Waterfall Gully

European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) (1) One of a flock in blackberry 
bushes alongside the Winter Track. Numerous Red Browed Finches and a Yellow 
Faced Honeyeater dining on large unidentified insect in same area.

Reported by: Les Woods on Friday, January 27, 2012


Date: Thursday, January 26, 2012

Location: Lagoon adjacent to Alexandrina Drive, Clayton Bay

Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) (4) Feeding along edge of the lagoon opposite 
the Clayton Street intersection.

Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa) (1) One bird feeding with Pacific Black 

Intermediate Egret (Mesophoyx intermedia) (2) Photo attached.Great Egret was 
also present allowing a size/shape comparison to be made.

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) (5) Foraging around the southern edge.

Latham's Snipe (Gallinago hardwickii) (6+) 6 birds flushed from samphire 
adjacent to the road.(Last week,there were 9 birds observed  around the lagoon.)

Reported by: Nathaniel Doecke on Thursday, January 26, 2012


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