Birdline ACT Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline ACT Weekly Update
Date: 30 Jan 2012 01:30:27 +1000

Birdline ACT

Published sightings for the week ending 29 Jan 2012.

Sun 29 Jan Australian Spotted Crake Fyshwick Sewage Treatment Plant
Australian Spotted Crake (1) Pond 2a Also Australasian Shoveler (13) and Pink-eared Duck (2)
Alastair Smith

Sat 28 Jan Brush Bronzewing Campbell Park
2 birds came to the dam around 2000 hrs. Thanks Milburn and Smith!
Steve Holliday & Prue Buckley

Black Falcon Mulligan's Flat NR
Just after 12:30 today, a male Black Falcon was observed flying south near the Truffle Gate at Mulligan's Flat NR.
PJ Milburn

Peaceful Dove, Hooded Robin Bibaringa, Cotter Road, Stromlo
Peaceful Dove (4) Hooded Robin (1) immature
Alastair Smith

Fri 27 Jan Brush Bronzewing Campbell Park
Following Milburn's observation, Brush Bronzewing (1) Male observed at 1900 tonight.
Alastair Smith

Thu 26 Jan Australian Shelduck Fyshwick STW
A single male Australian Shelduck was present on pond 2b this evening at the Fyshwick STW.
PJ Milburn

Little Lorikeet Newline Paddocks
At least 6 Little Lorikeets were feeding in the profusely flowering Yellow Box trees in the southernmost of the Newline Paddocks this afternoon.
PJ Milburn

Brush Bronzewing Campbell Park
At lunchtime today a pair of Brush Bronzewings were present at the small dam in Campbell Park. The male was calling, which alerted me to their presence. It is over 20 years since I have seen this species at this location.
PJ Milburn

Spotted Quail-thrush Bulls Head
Spotted Quail-thrush (2) Male observed. Second bird heard responding to male's call.
Alastair Smith

Brown Songlark, White-necked Heron Coree, Uriarra Road/Mountain Creek Road junction
Brown Songlark (1). First time I have seen Brown Songlark at this location. White-necked Heron (1). Probably then same bird observed earlier in the month.
Alastair Smith

Lewin's Rail Blundell's Creek and Warks Roads
Lewin's Rail (1) Juvenile observed on Warks Road. Not a bird that I was expecting!
Alastair Smith

Wed 25 Jan Horsfield's Bushlark Uriarra Road
Horsfield's Bushlark 2 observed.
Alastair Smith

Tue 24 Jan White-fronted Chat Stromlo Forest Park
White-fronted Chat (6) 3 males plus another 3 birds flying away
Frank Antram

Great Egret Lady Denman Drive
2 Great Egrets flew over Lady Denman Drive, near the zoo.
Brendan Sheean

Mon 23 Jan White-bellied Sea-Eagle Forrest
White-bellied Sea-Eagle (1) Adult flying over Forrest near Parliament House.
Alastair Smith

Sun 22 Jan Rainbow Lorikeet Calwell
Pair of lorikeets in large eucalpt, then came down to feed on seed. Stayed about 45 mins. Back 25 Jan in evening and fed on seed, fending off other birds such as galahs, little corellas and even a magpie! Fastidiously eating seed for about 30 minutes fending off threats by other birds both alone and together during this time. Told later that there has been a group of these birds over in Wanniassa for some time, so not that far by flight although have never seen them here before in my 8 yrs here nor have I seen them on nearby Tuggeranong Hill during this time.
victoria tanner

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