Birdline South Australia Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline South Australia Weekly Update
Date: 31 Dec 2012 01:31:52 +1000

Birdline South Australia

Published sightings for the week ending 30 Dec 2012.

Fri 28 Dec Freckled Duck Greenfields Wetlands, Dry Creek
11 on main pond next to observation station on N side of expressway. 8 were swimming in a group; 3 more were roosting with grey teal on muddy spit.
Kelvin Sparks

Thu 27 Dec Freckled Duck Cheetham Saltworks, St Kilda
Freckled Duck (1) Seen with grey teal in area of small islands in middle of site. Good close views by both observers.
Michael Wood & David Hartland

Wed 26 Dec Brolga. Piccaninnie Ponds CP.
Three Brolgas flew in to browse on far side of ponds from landing. Crested Grebe floating right over the chasm with three Hoary headed Grebes shadowing it. also observed Black Swans nesting and a patrolling Swamp Harrier.
James Peake

Freckled Duck, Blue-billed Duck Greenfields Wetlands, Dry Creek
Freckled Duck (6) Roosting with Grey Teal and odd Pacific Black Duck on northern-most pond. Blue-billed Duck (1) Spending its time with Hoary-headed Grebes, as it had been on previous two visits here when 'the bird' was seen.
Michael Wood

Mon 24 Dec Freckled Duck White Road Wetlands
12, mainly in larger western lagoon
Jim Allen

Sun 23 Dec Malleefowl Taylorville ./ Gluepot Gate
Two adult Malleefowl feeding on road at around 18:30.
Edward Smith, Bridgette Hall

Sat 22 Dec Brown Quail, Ground Cuckoo Shrike Stuart Highway, 183km south of Tennant Creek / nr Barrow Creek
Brown Quail (2) on road edge of grassy verge. Others ca 70 km north of TC. Ground Cuckoo Shrike (2),19km south of Barrow Creek.
Jim Allen

White-backed Swallow Taylorville, junction to Gluepo
A single White-backed Swallow was observed well while it scouted the sandy ledges at the disused sand quarry. Unknown if it was using any of the burrows in the banks.
Edward Smith, Bridgette Hall.

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