Birdline ACT Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline ACT Weekly Update
Date: 10 Dec 2012 01:30:54 +1000

Birdline ACT

Published sightings for the week ending 9 Dec 2012.

Sat 8 Dec Black-winged Stilt Jerrabomberra Wetlands
One bird roosting near the Pelicans on Kellys
Stephen Wallace

Fri 7 Dec Australian Painted Snipe Kellys Swamp & Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Fyshwick
Australian Painted Snipe (1) A female in the cut channel in the reed beds adjacent to Bittern hide at 0650. Had disappeared within about 5 minutes. Photographed by Geoffrey Dabb. Appears to be an immature bird, colour on face and neck rather patchy, and lacks the chestnut nape patch of an adult female.
Steve Holliday

Thu 6 Dec Pied Cormorant Jerrabomberra Wetlands/Lake Burley Griffin
3 Pied Cormorants on the eastern end of the lake (Jerra Wetlands peninsula) among Gt Cormorants and Darters.
Michael Maconachie

Red-kneed Dotterel, Spotted Harrier Jerrabomberra Wetlands
Now increased to 8, still the solitary sharp-tailed sandpiper. Also a single Spotted Harrier.
Michael Maconachie

Wed 5 Dec Red-kneed Dotterel Kelly's Swamp
The number of Red-kneed Dotterel has increased from 1 to 6. Also one Sharp-tailed Sandpiper observed on the muddy western shore of Kelly's Swamp this morning, and 2 Black-fronted Dotterel.
PJ Milburn

Tue 4 Dec Buff-banded Rail Jerrabomberra Wetlands
Two adults and 5 chicks in front of Ardea hide
Stephen Wallace

Mon 3 Dec Spotted Harrier Parkwood Road, Holt. A.C.T.
06.30 hours today. Bird perched on roadside fence post. I stopped car 25 metres away and viewed it through binoculars for approximately 5 seconds until it flew away slowly, keeping just above the tops of the fences.
John K.Layton

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