Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2012 00:05:05 +1030
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, November 5, 2012 to Sunday, November 11, 2012:

Area: SA

Date: Sunday, November 4, 2012

Location: Point Sturt Peninsula

Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) (2) A fledgling bird seen sitting in a 
Mallee Box with its parent. They've been resident a couple of years now and 
it's great to know they've bred for the first time!

Reported by: Nathaniel Doecke on Monday, November 5, 2012


Date: Sunday, November 4, 2012

Location: Esplanade, Semaphore

Nankeen Kestrel (Falco cenchroides) (1) Over the sand dunes north of Bower Rd

Reported by: David Cox on Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Date: Sunday, November 4, 2012

Location: Hindmarsh Island

Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) (6) 6 birds on sandbar just up channel 
from Murray Mouth, viewed from my kayak out in the channel.

Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) (20) 20 Great Crested Grebes counted 
just down from Goolwa Barrage , also 200+ Sharp tailed Sandpipers and 30+ Red 
necked Stint but no Curlew Sandpipers seen.

Reported by: William Brooker on Monday, November 5, 2012


Date: Monday, November 5, 2012

Location: On our property at Critchley Road, Rockleigh

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) (2) 

Spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus punctatus) (1) 

It was our first weekend back at Rockleigh after 3 months overseas, and nice to 
see the bee-eaters are back. As we have only ever seen 2, could it be the same 
pair returning each year?

The spotted pardalote was species 67, identified from its low-flying silhouette 
and its call, after comparing the call with that on our smart phone app.

The swallows that roosted under our veranda for almost 4 years have gone, and 
obviously have not been around for quite a while judging by the lack of fresh 

Reported by: Barbara and Peter Bansemer on Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Date: Thursday, November 8, 2012

Location: Altona CSR Landcare Reserve

Red-rumped Parrot (Psephotus haematonotus) (2) Canoodling with mate in tall 
eucalypt midway along the Black Chinned Honeyeater loop.

Red-capped Robin (Petroica goodenovii) (1) On the Firetail loop 200m from the 

Reported by: Les Woods on Thursday, November 8, 2012


Date: Sunday, November 11, 2012

Location: Dairy farm near Mulgundawa Wellington Road  -35.311273,139.2342

Cape Barren Goose (Cereopsis novaehollandiae) (c500) over 450 birds, possibly 
up to 500, spread over a wide area of the farm.  Viewed from Wellington - 
Langhorne Creek rd

Reported by: John Fennell on Sunday, November 11, 2012


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