Some more urban birding in Adelaide.

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Subject: Some more urban birding in Adelaide.
From: Tony Keene <>
Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2012 19:26:44 +0930
Evening all,

Not been too bad a week around these parts. The Mrs found a dead Striated Pardalote on the edge of the Parklands early in the week and we've seen and heard a few more since (thankfully live). The Musk Lorikeets appear to be looking in every nest hole going in the parks and a few more Sulphur-crested Cockatoos have been around. The Red-rumped Parrots that could be found in the plane trees up and down Pulteney Street appear to have mostly cleared off again, leaving the remaining seeds to the many Eastern Rosellas. As ever, there's a good mix of Welcome Swallows and Tree Martins along Glen Osmond Road. Best local bird of the week was a juvenile Hobby in the park across the road with every Noisy Miner in a half-mile radius alerting us to its presence as it came in and perched in a pine. Laughing Kookaburras have moved in near the Chemistry Department up at the university, making some of the students stand and watch while they cackle. Lots of Wood Ducks calling from roof tops on the campus at the moment too. Over at Greenfields Wetlands, we saw a group of at least six Nankeen Night-herons, of which a few were juveniles and lovely views of a Black-winged Kite hovering over us, both of which were lifers for the Mrs and kids. A small group of Grey Shrike-thrushes were also about. Between there and Mawson Lakes station, there were a few Black-fronted Dotterels and a single Fairy Martin.


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