Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2013 00:05:05 +1030
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, December 31, 2012 to Sunday, January 6, 2013:

Area: SA

Date: Friday, January 4, 2013

Location: Milang- Clayton Road

Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) (4) Group of 4 seen emerging from 
lignum on the roadside, about 1km south of Kindaruar Corner.

Reported by: Nathaniel Doecke on Friday, January 4, 2013


Date: Saturday, January 5, 2013

Location: Hanna Lake, Jones Road, Balhannah.

White-necked Heron (Ardea pacifica) (1) Feeding in company with a Great Egret 
in swmpy grass close to Jones Road.

Reported by: Bob Snell on Sunday, January 6, 2013


Date: Saturday, January 5, 2013

Location: Tokuremoar Reserve, Goolwa, SA

Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa) (2) Swimming with other species on larger 
western lake. Male with reddish bill base. Lower numbers than previous month 
when several, possibly juvenile birds, were observed in the same location.

Brown Quail (Coturnix ypsilophora) (2) Flushed & re-flushed from thick grass 
and low shrubs adjacent to Melaleuca swamp.

Australian Spotted Crake (Porzana fluminea) (3) Numbers dropping rapidly or 
becoming much harder to see than previous months as water levels recede.

Water levels rapidly receding. Most open water restricted to lake at the 
western end.

Refer to Reserve species list.

Reported by: Phil Barron on Sunday, January 6, 2013


Date: Saturday, January 5, 2013

Location: Jones Road dam, Hahndorf.

Musk Duck (Biziura lobata) (2) Two (a pair?) seen diving close to dam wall.

Blue-billed Duck (Oxyura australis) (5) Two male and three females.

Jones Road dam frequently holds a good selection of species. Viewing can only 
be done from Jones Road, the dam is quite large so a spotting scope may be 
useful, although generally binoculars are sufficient. After about mid afternoon 
sun glare can be a problem.

Reported by: Bob Snell on Sunday, January 6, 2013


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