Birdline South Australia Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline South Australia Weekly Update
Date: 18 Jun 2012 01:31:25 +1000

Birdline South Australia

Published sightings for the week ending 17 Jun 2012.

Fri 15 Jun Nullarbor Quail-thrush Nullarbor Roadhouse
Around 8 birds seen at various places on the track along the fenceline (1.3km east). We drove in 6.7 km as mentioned in Thomas & Thomas where there were 2 birds just across the fence. The rest were seen on track. The birds were also on the track to Murrawijinie Caves west of the roadhouse.
Dave Torr, Peter Gibbons, Iian Denham, Christine Shelley

Thu 14 Jun Inland Dotterel (2) Nularbor Roadhouse
Two birds seen about 5.7km up the fenceline track - they were about 50m into the Yalata land with clear views from the track.
Dave Torr, Iian Denham, Christine Shelley, Peter Gibbons

Wed 13 Jun Rock Parrot (4) Davenport Landing, near Ceduna
Four birds were seen in sand dunes.
Dave Torr, Iian Denham, Christine Shelley, Peter Gibbons

Scarlet-chested Parrot (2) Foggos Rd near Ceduna
Two birds flew in a SW direction across the road about 15km from the main road - just by a rusty brown fence on the west. Extensive search failed to find them. Also seen a little earlier (around 09.40) the next day doing the same thing about 200-300 metres further south.
Dave Torr, Iian Denham, Christine Shelley, Peter Gibbons

Tue 12 Jun Elegant Parrot, Rock Parrot Murray Mouth carpark, Hindmarsh Island
1 Rock Parrot near the info sign. 8 Elegant Parrots on the opposite side of the road.
Peter Waanders

Freckled Duck Clayton Bay
1 among Hardheads in the last bit of water on the western end of the township
Peter Waanders

Sun 10 Jun Elegant Parrot, Chestnut-rumped Heathwren Telowie Gorge
Three Elegant Parrots at entrance to car park. Chestnut-rumped Heathwren at start of track from car park.
Dave Torr, Iian Denham, Christine Shelley, Peter Gibbons

Eastern Spinebill Lower Mitcham, sub. Adelaide
Two and sometimes three birds have been around for a few days using correas and other tubular flowers.
John Lundy

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