Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2012 00:05:12 +1030
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, October 29, 2012 to Sunday, November 4, 2012:

Area: SA

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2012

Location: Riverglades Wetland, Murray Bridge.

Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) (1) A single bird, asleep amid a flock 
of Coot in the middle of the lagoon on northern side of causeway from Murray 
Road to the river bank.

Australian Spotted Crake (Porzana fluminea) (1) One bird feeding on exposed mud 
with about 40 Black-tailed Native-hen close to the Avoca Dell reserve and car 

Reported by: Bob Snell on Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Date: Sunday, October 28, 2012

Location: Pengilly Scrub, Roseworthy

Spotted Harrier (Circus assimilis) (2) 

Two Harriers flying over the scrub and adjacent paddocks and one occasionally 
perching on a fence post for ten mins or so.

Reported by: Gregory Dare on Monday, October 29, 2012


Date: Monday, October 29, 2012

Location: Hindmarsh Island  , Chapel Rd sandbar in channel

Eastern Curlew (Numenius madagascariensis) (1) Single bird out on sandbar in 
Goolwa Channel end of Chapel Rd.

Reported by: William Brooker on Monday, October 29, 2012


Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Location: Port Augusta

Banded Stilt (Cladorhynchus leucocephalus) (1) Approximately 300 Banded Stilt 
on the "lake" on your left as you enter Pt Augusta from the south. One Silver 
Gull with the group

Reported by: Kate Buckley on Friday, November 2, 2012


Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Location: Pengilly Scrub, Roseworthy

Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) (16) Three small flocks feeding in 
different areas of the scrub. First birds here for the season!

Elegant Parrot (Neophema elegans) (5) Two pairs at opposite ends of the scrub 
and a single bird flew out of the scrub and headed off over the crop to the 

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) (12) In pairs looking for suitable nesting 
sites, many birds flushed off the ground.

Masked and White-browed Woodswallows have also moved in looking to breed, and 
the Spotted Harriers reported are still hanging around the site!

Reported by: Chris Steeles on Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Location: Tanunda Sewage Ponds

Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) (1) Feeding along edge of most easterly 
unfenced pond.

Reported by: Chris Steeles on Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Date: Friday, November 2, 2012

Location: Teal Flat just beyond the entrance gate to the holiday home area 
which fortunately or unfortunately, depending on whether or not you own one of 
them, is not accessible to the public.

Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris) (4) A pair in a river gum and airborne 
and individuals at separate locations in the area. White-browed Babblers, 
Spiny-cheeked and White-plumed Honeyeaters abound here, also sighted Great and 
Little Pied Cormorants, Great Egrets, Pied Butcherbirds, Peaceful Doves and 
Fairy Martins

Rufous Whistler (Pachycephala rufiventris) (1) Checked Browns Road Monarto 
14.30 on way home and encountered a Rufous Whistler compensating for it's 
washed out plumage with impressive vocals.

Reported by: Les Woods on Saturday, November 3, 2012


Date: Friday, November 2, 2012

Location: Warnes Scrub & Boundary Rd, Owen

Little Button-quail (Turnix velox) (2) Two birds flushed in different areas. 
First flushed from ankle deep stubble but only flew a few metres then landed 
and sat still which allowed for a few photos! Second flushed but kept going a 
fair way!

Barn Owl (Tyto alba) (6) In good numbers in this area atm!

All birds found at night on private property whilst spotlighting.

Reported by: Chris Steeles and Michael Warnes on Saturday, November 3, 2012


Date: Saturday, November 3, 2012

Location: Tokuremoar Reserve, off Redclift Rd, Goolwa, SA

Australian Spotted Crake (Porzana fluminea) (12) Never seen so many in one area 
- scattered along receding water near paperbarks at various spots adjacent to 
the walking trail

Pink-eared Duck (Malacorhynchus membranaceus) (11) On large lagoon on the 
Middleton side.

See reserve filed trip report. 68 species observed this morning.

Reported by: Phil Barron on Saturday, November 3, 2012


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