Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2012 00:05:05 +0930
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, May 28, 2012 to Sunday, June 3, 2012:

Area: SA

Date: Saturday, May 26, 2012

Location: Black Point, Y.P

Double-banded Plover (Charadrius bicinctus) (49) The number of Double-banded 
Plover has increased from when they were first sighted on March 11th, to 42 on 
May 3rd & now 49 on May 26th.

Rock Parrot (Neophema petrophila) (1) 1 bird was seen, which was the only time 
I have seen this sps. here  in May.

Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) (1) This is only the second sighting for me of 
this bird at this site.

These birds were seen by M.Tiller & G. & A Dare on the sandspit & the reef area 
southof it, late in the afternoon at high tide.

Reported by: Margaret Tiller on Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Date: Monday, May 28, 2012

Location: On our property at Rockleigh

Red-capped Robin (Petroica goodenovii) (1) 

Diamond Firetail (Stagonopleura guttata) (6) 

Varied Sittella (Daphoenositta chrysoptera) (1) 

Clad from head to foot in waterproofs on a very drizzly day, I was pushing 
through wet tangled gum trees looking for outbreaks of Bridal Creeper (a 
serious weed). First 6 diamond firetails hopped through a dead tree. Next a 
sittella (only 1) appeared and fossicked in the foliage, then there was a flash 
of red, and our first red-capped robin, a male, put in a very brief appearance.

A few minutes later a group of thornbills shot through the top of a tree, so 
quickly that it was impossible to positively identify them. They looked most 
like yellow thornbills except that they were not very yellow.

As we pulled out of our gate just before dark we spotted a grebe in the small 
waterhole on the other side of the road. It was probably a hoary-headed but the 
light was too poor to be certain. Anyway, it was the first grebe seen on or 
from our property.

Reported by: Barbara and Peter Bansemer on Monday, May 28, 2012


Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Location: Dunes between Beacon 19 & Goolwa Beach

White-bellied Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) (2) Two birds slowly flying 
down the beach towards Goolwa.

Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis) (1) Made a lovely change from 
spotting all the Singing Honeyeaters. Sat still long enough for identification 
and a photo.

Brown Quail (Coturnix ypsilophora) (3) Flushed the quail walking back through 
the dunes to Beacon 19 car park.

Reported by: Michelle Foster on Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Location: Brookfield

Ground Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina maxima) (4) 4 birds foraging in Bluebush

Cool and  overcast conditions with occassional drizzle

Reported by: Bill Alcock on Tuesday, May 29, 2012


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