Birdline South Australia Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline South Australia Weekly Update
Date: 21 Jan 2013 01:31:23 +1000

Birdline South Australia

Published sightings for the week ending 20 Jan 2013.

Sun 20 Jan Lewin's Rail, Spotless Crake Freeling Stormwater Ponds
Lewin's Rail (2) First heard here a year ago but haven't been able to sight one till today! Even managed a ID photo! As I was taking this shot another Rail was performing it's squeak and knock call directly behind me! Spotless Crake (2) Two seen but I have been seeing two adults and a juvenile in this spot lately so I imagine there was probably three!
Chris Steeles

Sat 19 Jan Marsh Sandpiper, Latham's Snipe Barrage Road, Goolwa
Marsh Sandpiper (1) On island after the barrage. Latham's Snipe (5) 2 birds to the right of the bird hide. 3 others flushed from one small patch of reeds along Barrage Road
Richard Hall

Fri 18 Jan Pink Cockatoo, Scarlet-chested Parrot, Regent Parrot, White-browed Treecreeper, Striated Grasswren, Gluepot Reserve
Pink Cockatoo (5) Scarlet-chested Parrot (2) Regent Parrot (20) White-browed Treecreeper (2) Striated Grasswren (2) Black-eared Miner (20) Red-lored Whistler (1)
Peter Waanders

Mon 14 Jan Banded Lapwing Blanchetown
Banded Lapwing (9) Observed in a paddock on private property along McKay Road
Richard Hall

Australian Spotted Crake, Spotless Crake, Black-tailed Native-hen, Little Button-quail Freeling Stormwater Ponds
Spotless Crake (3) First sighted Spotless Crake here a year ago.. this is the first time since! Excellent views of at least three for about half an hour till a loose dog came crashing though the reeds and sent them scurrying!! Little Button-quail (1) Flushed off side of walking trail by the same dog!! Luckily for me it flew right past me which allowed easy id!
Chris Steeles

Sun 13 Jan Banded Lapwing Wagendrift Road
37 Banded Lapwings were observed in an overgrazed paddock along Wagendrift Road north east of Monarto at dusk..
Edward Smith.

Tue 8 Jan Osprey, White-bellied Sea-eagle, Australian Spotted Crake, Grey Plover, Pacific Golden Plover Kellidie Bay
1 Osprey hovering over the water, then catching a small fish. 1 White-bellied Sea-eagle daily around Sleaford Bay. 4 Aus Spotted Crakes heard from coastal swamp. 5 Grey and 1 Golden Plover.
Peter Waanders

Mon 7 Jan Brown Quail, Hooded Plover, Western Whipbird, Western Yellow Robin Lincoln NP
In addition to the species observed on 5 Jan, this day we also saw 5 Brown Quail, 1 Hooded Plover and a pair of Western Yellow Robin. At least 3 Western Whipbirds were heard and we had good (but brief) views of one of those.
Peter Waanders

Sun 6 Jan Western Yellow Robin, Chestnut Quail-thrush, Pallid Cuckoo, Australian Hobby Hincks Conservation Park
1 male Western Yellow Robin, 1 Chestnut Quail-thrush, 1 Pallid Cuckoo and 1 Australian Hobby, all under very windy conditions.
Peter Waanders

Sat 5 Jan Rock Parrot, Blue-breasted Fairy-wren, Shining Bronze-cuckoo, Western Whipbird, Cape Barren Goose Lincoln NP
Up to 30 Rock Parrots at various spots. Blue-breasted Fairy-wrens throughout the park. 1 Shining Bronze-cuckoo heard. At least 4 Western Whipbirds heard. 200+ Cape Barren Geese near Sleaford Bay.
Peter Waanders

Thu 3 Jan Australian Painted Snipe Lake McIntyre Millicent SA
An Australian Painted Snipe was observed by Angela Jones from bird hide #1in the late afternoon. She called Sheila Boyle who in turn called us (Stewie and Rosey Pounsett). Not having seen this particular species before we rushed to the site eager to get a look at this elusive bird. He has been at the lake for a few days now and we have been lucky enough to catch glimpses of him each time we have gone out.
Rosey Pounsett

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