Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2012 00:05:05 +1030
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, November 26, 2012 to Sunday, December 2, 2012:

Area: SA

Date: Sunday, November 25, 2012

Location: Milang

Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) (1) A single bird seen by Bob and MAureen 
Snell and Sue Burnell in small pond adjacent to the northern end of the Milang 
Caravan Park.

Reported by: Bob Snell on Monday, November 26, 2012


Date: Sunday, November 25, 2012

Location: Clayton Bay

Nankeen Night Heron (Nycticorax caledonicus) (1) Four birds seen in flight over 
Island View Drive Clayton Bay by Bob Snell and Sue Burnell

Reported by: Bob Snell on Monday, November 26, 2012


Date: Monday, November 26, 2012

Location: Bicycle track south side Adelaide Airport

Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis) (1) Close and prolonged views of a single 
bird perched adjacent to bike path on south side of Adelaide Airport(Netley). 
In the vicinity of where Deeds Road reaches the bike path <Ray Pearson>Reported 
by: Ray Pearson on Monday, November 26, 2012


Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Location: Laratinga Wetlands, Mount Barker

Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa) (6) Six Freckled duck on ponds 9 and 10.

Australian Spotted Crake (Porzana fluminea) (12) At least 12 Australian Spotted 
Crake. Eight in the 'Swale', including at least one chick. Another four along 
divde between ponds 8 and 9.

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) (1) One Peregrine circling over effluent 

Observed by Bob Snell and Peter Gower. Kevin Williams has been seeing at least 
three Freckled Duch on ponds 9 and 10 over the past few days, and reports that 
Peregrine is a frequent visitor.

Reported by: Bob Snell on Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Location: Approx. 2km SE of Hartley, SA - private Heritage Agreement

Spotted Nightjar (Eurostopodus argus) (1) Nearly stepped on it before it flew 
off - needed a change of shorts!!! :)   Haven't seen one of these critters for 

Diamond Firetail (Stagonopleura guttata) (2) Flew to perch nearby before moving 
off.  Seen them in the area several times before in recent years.

Reported by: Phil Barron on Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Location: Sir Richard Pen Goolwa Channel

Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus) (1) Single bird feeding on sand/mud flats, 
photo taken.

Eastern Curlew (Numenius madagascariensis) (1) Single bird seen, very long bill 
indicating female, photo taken.

Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva) (30+) At least 30 birds spread out 
across mudflats,

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) (2) Many waders present , Red neck 
Stints, Sharpies but just the pair of CS.

Rock Parrot (Neophema petrophila) (8) Group in low coastal vegetation.

All species viewed from the water, Goolwa Channel.

Reported by: William Brooker on Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012

Location: Glengowrie South Aust

Fork-tailed Swift (Apus pacificus) (6) Fork-tailed Swifts flying over Glenelg 
area this morning. 6 seen.

Reported by: Kate Buckley on Thursday, November 29, 2012


Date: Sunday, December 2, 2012

Location: Point Sturt S.A. in wetland/marsh area to the north of the headland

Pink-eared Duck (Malacorhynchus membranaceus) (1) 
Group of 20 to 30 mingling with many other species of water fowl and waders
pictures taken, see below

Reported by: Colin Cock on Sunday, December 2, 2012

More Information: More Information...


Date: Sunday, December 2, 2012

Location: Toronto S, Ovingham

Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) (1) Several sightings around our 

Reported by: David Cox on Sunday, December 2, 2012


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