Birdline ACT Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline ACT Weekly Update
Date: 20 Aug 2012 01:30:33 +1000

Birdline ACT

Published sightings for the week ending 19 Aug 2012.

Sun 19 Aug Whistling Kite Fyshwick Sewage Treatment Plant
A single Whistling Kite observed flying north towards Majura Valley.
Alastair Smith

Sat 18 Aug Satin Bowerbird Namadgi Visitors Centre
A large concentration of green Satin Bowerbirds with at least 20 observed. Only one black male.
Alastair Smith; Frank Antram

Thu 16 Aug Superb Parrot Vagabond Cr McKellar
Flock of 20+ Superb Parrots settled on mulch front yard opposite our house at 07:45. Did not move as I drove off. Ironically I had seen one dead individual further along the street the night before when walking the dog
Peter Coppin

Wed 15 Aug Spangled Drongo Eucumbene Drive Duffy
150m north of start at Hindmarsh Drive in clump of wattle - at 9:15am
Noel Luff

Tue 14 Aug Spangled Drongo Eucumbene Drive, Duffy
An juvenile Spangled Drongo was at the previously reported location on Eucumbene Drive, Duffy at lunchtime (12:30 to 12:45) today. [Moderator's note: The bird was first seen earlier in the day by Beth Mantle on Narrabundah Hill and reported to the COG chatline.] [Mods second note: Initially thought to be an immature, but likely to be juvenile (certainly first year bird)]
PJ Milburn

Southern Whiteface, Restless Flycatcher Bibaringa, Cotter Road, Stromlo
Southern Whiteface (2) and Restless Flycatcher (1) in the paddock to the right of the second entrance.
Brendan Sheean

Yellow-tufted Honeyeater Tharwa Sandwash, Gigerline Nature Reserve
Yellow-tufted Honeyeater (2) a pair seen next to the carpark moving in and out of the eucalyptus. Five other honeyeater species seen too, including Yellow-faced Honeyeater and Fuscous Honeyeater.
Brendan Sheean

Sun 12 Aug Baillon's Crake Kellys Swamp & Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Fyshwick
Baillon's Crake (1) Seen in the reeds at Bittern Hide
Brendan Sheean

Mon 6 Aug Tree Martin Lyneham Ridge
Tree Martin Two were circling overhead just above the tree line around 5pm [Moderator's comment: First report of probable returning migrants]
Ray Comer

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