Birdline ACT Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline ACT Weekly Update
Date: 11 Jun 2012 01:30:09 +1000

Birdline ACT

Published sightings for the week ending 10 Jun 2012.

Sun 10 Jun Restless Flycatcher Lanyon Homestead
A single Restless Flycatcher was observed in the visitor's car park at Lanyon Homestead today at 13:45.
PJ Milburn

Restless Flycatcher Namadgi NP Visitors Centre
A Restless Flycatcher was seen at the entrance gate to the Namadgi Visitors Centre at 13:00 today.
PJ Milburn

Swamp Harrier Jerrabomberra Grassland NR
A very dark (first year) Swamp Harrier was soaring over Jerrabomberra Grassland NR (west) this morning at around 11:55. It was an incongruous sight among the model aeroplanes against the vivid blue winter sky!
PJ Milburn

Double-banded Plover Jerrabomberra Turf Farm
Late this afternoon (16:45) a single Double-banded Plover was at the eastern end of the southern most puddle at the Turf Farm, adjacent to the Monaro Highway. It flew off with Black-fronted Plovers almost immediately and I was unable to relocate it.
PJ Milburn

Pallid Cuckoo Narrabundah Hill near junction Cotter road and Eucumbene Drive
One bird in very top of large dead gum. Unusual sighting for this time of year but previously recorded Canberra in June in last couple of years
wayne gregson

Fri 8 Jun Hoary-headed Grebe Fyshwick Sewage Treatment Plant
Hoary-headed Grebe (22) - obviously a recent influx as there has been a solitary bird for at least the past month. Also Australasian Shoveler (8) up from 0 in recent weeks.
Alastair Smith

Thu 7 Jun Red-browed Treecreeper Australian National Botanic Gardens
One watched at close range feeding in a large Eucalyptus mannifera in the Sydney Gully. Likely to be the same individual as that reported by John Leonard about 3 weeks ago.
Steve Holliday

Wed 6 Jun Swift Parrot Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Swift Parrot (2) 2 birds, possibly 3, high pitched squeak sound, initially got my attention, flying quickly through eucalypts
Scott Ryan

Fri 1 Jun Red-capped Robin, Diamond Firetail Grassy woodland south of Urriarra Road, 500m past western car park for Stromlo Forest Park
One male Red-capped Robin - my second observation for this site. First seen here May 2010. 2 Diamond Firetails, also previously seen at this site May 2010.
Wayne Gregson

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