Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 00:05:05 +1030
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, December 10, 2012 to Sunday, December 16, 2012:

Area: SA

Date: Monday, December 10, 2012

Location: Point Sturt

Latham's Snipe (Gallinago hardwickii) (1) Flushed from the edge of the Point 
Sturt lagoon. First record for this location.

Pink-eared Duck (Malacorhynchus membranaceus) (50) Around 50 birds feeding in 
the lagoon- they've been around in steadily increasing numbers since August.

Reported by: Nathaniel Doecke on Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Date: Saturday, December 15, 2012

Location: Price Saltfields

Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Tryngites subruficollis) (1) Feeding on the track by 
picking insects off the samphire. Located again on 16/12/12.

Reported by: Colin Rogers on Sunday, December 16, 2012


Date: Sunday, December 16, 2012

Location: Point Sturt Peninsula

Painted Button-quail (Turnix varius) (1) A female bird disturbed from an area 
of established Pink Gum/Mallee Box revegetation,about halfway along Point Sturt 
Road. Almost a year since several turned up in the same patch-good to know they 
are around again!

Reported by: Nathaniel Doecke on Sunday, December 16, 2012


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