Birdline Tasmania Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Tasmania Weekly Update
Date: 3 Dec 2012 01:31:38 +1000

Birdline Tasmania

Published sightings for the week ending 2 Dec 2012.

Sat 1 Dec Cattle Egret Bens Hill Rd (near Montagu west of Smithton)
Four birds still here, with cattle on farm dam. Dam well stocked with assorted waterfowl, including eight Cape Barren Geese.
Richard Ashby. Hazel Britton.

Dusky Moorhen Anthony Beach Road Turnoff (west of Stanley)
Adult seen feeding chick on small dam just off Bass Hawy.
Richard Ashby. Hazel Britton.

Fri 30 Nov Forty-spotted Pardalote North Bruny
Saw several in three different locations, two were private property... also had a Beautiful Firetail at one location and Black-headed Honeyeaters at two.
R. Bruce Richardson

Wed 28 Nov Grey Goshawk (white phase) Corner of Davey and Elboden Streets, South Hobart
Bird was observed perched on a chimney of large residence, before flying east.
Allan Richardson

Blue-winged Parrot Great Bay Bruny Island
20+ birds feeding in grassy paddock with dense herbaceous weeds, mid-afternoon.
Allan Richardson

Forty-spotted Pardalote North Bruny Island
Pair of Forty-spotted Pardalotes feeding young in tree hollow, Dusky Robin family group (4), a pair of Beautiful Firetails, Yellow-throated Honeyeater, pair of Flame Robins, Black-headed Honeyeaters, two Wedge-tailed Eagles among other species observed at the same site with Scarlet Robin nearby. Lightly timbered drainage line adjoining linear roadside vegetation within open country.
Allan Richardson

Mon 26 Nov Australian spotted crake Gould's Lagoon
Two seen
Michael Kearns

Tue 20 Nov Dusky Moorhen (20) West Gawler Rd (behind Ulverstone)
Adult with juvenile.
Hazel Britton. Alison Parks.

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