Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2012 00:05:07 +0930
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, April 2, 2012 to Sunday, April 8, 2012:

Area: SA

Date: Friday, March 30, 2012

Location: Gawler Airstrip, Gawler West

Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides) (1) Excellent views of a single eagle 
thermalling about 100 metres up over the eastern edge of the Gawler Airstrip.

Reported by: Chris Steeles on Monday, April 2, 2012


Date: Saturday, March 31, 2012

Location: Long Point Coorong

Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) (1000) Huge numbers both in the centre and along 
the edges of the channel.

Reported by: Winston Syson on Monday, April 2, 2012


Date: Saturday, March 31, 2012

Location: Tauwichere Channel

Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) (20+) Birds were swimming and diving 
among rafts of Cormorants.

Musk Duck (Biziura lobata) (50) @ separate rafts were observed one consisting 
of manly males and the other females? Huge numbers of mostly Little Black 
Cormorants were a sight to see.

Reported by: Winston Syson on Monday, April 2, 2012


Date: Saturday, March 31, 2012

Location: Pelican Point barrage

White-bellied Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) (1) One mature Sea-Eagle seen 
on Barrage nearest to Pelican Point along the Coorong.
On return at about 12.30pm, two immature birds were seen, one with a dead 
Little-pied Cormorant.

Lots of Cormorants, approx 1,000, mainly Great and Little Black, on Barrages 
and in the water. All barrages open.

Reported by: Peter Gower on Monday, April 2, 2012


Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Location: Education Rd Chandlers Hill

Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus) (100) Flock of 100 
birds flying west to east over the bottom of Education Rd , Chandlers Hill, 
first large flock I have seen this year.

Eastern Spinebill (Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris) (1) Education Rd reserve, 
Spinebills everywhere feeding on tree blossom, many more birds than I have seen 
here over last ten years.

Reported by: William Brooker on Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Location: Whyalla

Malleefowl (Leipoa ocellata) (2) 2 Malleefowl seen crossing the Highway, moving 
towards the western side of the road, 58 Klm's south of Whyalla.

I had to brake very heavily to avoid hitting the birds, they did not move till 
the very last second.  I would have hit them at normal speed, or light braking. 
Both birds were in my lane.  The traffic that came along in the other direction 
did not seem to notice that I had stopped.

After a short time I found one of the birds, it was heading back towards the 
road, I cut back to stop him going that way, don't know where he got to (they 
are like that) but could not find him.

So good to see them, no road sence at all so here's hoping for their safety.

Reported by: Teresa Jack on Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Date: Saturday, April 7, 2012

Location: Hindmarsh Island

Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus) (1) An adult on the sandbank beyond the Murray 
Mouth car park.

Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) (1) Seen in the channel below the 
island end of the bridge as we crossed onto the island.

Reported by: Kevin Stracey on Saturday, April 7, 2012


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