Birdline South Australia
Published sightings for the week ending 22 Apr 2012.
|Sun 22 Apr
||Little Egret, Sooty Oystercatcher, Pied Oystercatcher
A single Little Egret along the Port River, along with many Sooty and Pied Oystercatchers. A fe sightings of Bottlenose Dolphins, but we didn't go out far enough on the dolphin cruise to see any of yesterday's reported sightings.
Poor photos for the egret, but a Silver Gull left in shot as a size comparison.
|Fri 20 Apr
Pt River brealwater
3 Little (fairy) penguins swimming slowly and diving about two hundred metres off of southern Port River breakwater at North Haven beach (5018) swimmer in a south westerly direction. Confirmed Little penguins from experienced southern ocean bird observer.
Birds observed from small recreational boat within 20 metres.
Weather calm and sea state Force 1 - glassy.
Relatively large number of seals basking on breakwaters (10-15)
Capt. Tim Sharpe
|Tue 17 Apr
||Chestnut-rumped Heathwren, Spotless Crake, Black Falcon, Hobby, Freckled Duck, Diamond Firetail
Adelaide Hills, Monarto and Piawalla
Highlights of a day around Adelaide resulting in the following good sightings:
1 Chestnut-rumped Heathwren heard singing and observed
3 Spotless and 1 Aus Spotted Crake
1 Black Falcon being harassed by an Aus Hobby
8-10 Freckled Ducks
2 Diamond Firetails
And other goodies like Purple-gaped Honeyeater, Southern Scrubrobin, Shy Heathwren and to top it off: Barbary Dove...:-)
|Sat 14 Apr
||Southern Emu-wren, Beautiful Firetail, Golden-headed Cisticola
a few Beautiful Firetails foraging in the tall grass at the walking trail at the end of the bitumen road. Also present here a pair of Southern Emu-wrens and a small number of Golden-headed Cisticolas.
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