Birdline ACT Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline ACT Weekly Update
Date: 25 Jun 2012 01:30:29 +1000

Birdline ACT

Published sightings for the week ending 24 Jun 2012.

Fri 22 Jun Peregrine northern Woden
Around 16:15 saw one flying rapidly from the direction of Hughes towards Woden.
John Leonard

Wed 20 Jun Spotted Harrier, Pallid Cuckoo Kellys Swamp & Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Fyshwick
Spotted Harrier - adult seen 3 times, twice hunting among trees and shrubs along Dairy Flat Rd, also over grassland south of Kellys Swamp. Pallid Cuckoo - one near Tadorna Hide, appeared to be immature but seen in flight only
Steve Holliday

Tue 19 Jun Spotted Harrier Fyshwick Sewage Treatment Plant
Spotted Harrier (1) Single Harrier watched for a number of minutes gliding low over turf farm.
Brendan Sheean & Scott Ryan

Pink-eared Duck Kellys Swamp & Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Fyshwick
Pink-eared Duck 20 + at edge of lake at northern end of cattle paddocks
Brendan Sheean & Scott Ryan

Rose Robin, Bassian Thrush Mount Majura
Rose Robin (2) A pair of Rose Robin observed about halfway up to summit. A single Bassian Thrush also in the same general area
Brendan Sheean & Scott Ryan

Mon 18 Jun Restless Flycatcher, Jacky Winter Namadgi Visitors Centre
Restless Flycatcher (1) A single bird heard calling & observed in Euc's approx 100m from beginning of Mt Tennent walking trail Jacky Winter (2) 2 birds seen on barbed wire fence 150m North of Visitor Centre
Scott Ryan

Spotless Crake Kellys Swamp & Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Fyshwick
Spotless Crake (1) A single crake was observed foraging in the reeds outside the Bittern Hide at 11.45am
Scott Ryan

Red-browed Treecreeper Australian National Botanic Gardens
Red-browed Treecreeper (1) Single bird heard calling & seen foraging in large white Eucalypts in Section 24
Scott Ryan

Sun 17 Jun Crescent Honeyeater Kambah (Crozier Circuit)
Single male observed in surburban backyard
Deb Callister

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