Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 00:05:05 +0930
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, June 18, 2012 to Sunday, June 24, 2012:

Area: SA

Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Location: On our property at Rockleigh

Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides) (1) Species number 63! The little eagle 
was being repeatedly whacked by a raven, which eventually got bored with its 
game and flew off.

Little Pied Cormorant (Phalacrocorax melanoleucos) (1) ... and species 64. 
After 105mm of rain in the last 3 weeks the ground is sodden and the waterholes 
full, but we doubt if the cormorant found any food. 4 weeks ago the waterholes 
had been bone dry for months so it is most unlikely would now hold fish.

Diamond Firetail (Stagonopleura guttata) (6) Diamond firetails have been around 
most weekends for about 3 months. Maybe they are now resident.

Reported by: Barbara and Peter Bansemer on Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Date: Friday, June 22, 2012

Location: Murray Bridge

Straw-necked Ibis (Threskiornis spinicollis) (200+) At 16.15 about 20 
Straw-necked Ibis flew in to land on the main island at Rocky Gully Wetland, 
Murray Bridge. They were arriving from an easterly direction. Upon scanning the 
eastern horizon with binoculars I observed a flock of at least 200 Straw-necked 
Ibis, moving from north to south along the line of the river.

Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) (40) This is the largest number of 
B/W Still that I have seen at Rocky Gully for some time. I was able to count 40 
birds but there were probably more hidden by tall vegetation.

Water levels in Rocky Gully were high. I recorded 20 species during a 15 minute 

Reported by: Bob Snell on Saturday, June 23, 2012


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