Birdline Tasmania Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Tasmania Weekly Update
Date: 28 Jan 2013 01:31:59 +1000

Birdline Tasmania

Published sightings for the week ending 27 Jan 2013.

Sat 26 Jan Swift Parrot Kelcey Tier Greenbelt, Devonport
2 Swift Parrots seen and more heard. Also 1 seen on the 25th Jan. End of Durkins Rd between Allison track car park and private property gate further up. Many other birds including Strong-billed Honeyeater, Dusky Robin and Brush Bronzewing. Small dam just inside boundary of fenceline beside road seems to be an attraction.
John Kooistra

Nankeen Night Heron Bell's Parade, Latrobe
The "regular" bird still roosting in trees by the river, just outside the main park gates. There may have been others as well (we haven't searched here for a long time), but we didn't want to attract too much attention to this roosting bird among the thousands in attendance at the Australia Day activities.
John and Shirley Tongue

Thu 24 Jan Azure Kingfisher Gordon River, Franklin Gordon Wild River National Park
Single Azure Kingfisher seen along river side east of Sarah Island.
Tim Dolby

Wed 23 Jan White-faced Heron Lake Llewellyn, Sisters Beach
One pair nesting, raised one chick, and all have settled here.
Joanne Weeks

Tue 22 Jan Painted Button-quail Lowes Rd, Bruny Island
Seen at 10:30 by Els Wakelfield and Karen Dick on the middle of the road before it walked off into the scrub. Noted white eyebrows and speckling and reddish throat patch. Size too small for a Brown Quail, wondered if it might have been a rare Stubble Quail but enlarging of photograph and help from Paul Brooks and Alan Fletcher confirmed a Painted Button-quail.
Els Wakefield

Mon 21 Jan Spotted Crake Goulds Lagoon, Granton
I observed up to five Spotted Crakes feeding on the mud for most of January and possibly a chick as well. They are on both sides of the lagoon.
Els Wakefield

Sun 20 Jan Cape Barren Goose Exton
Six geese. Photos available.
Leonie Dolley

Tue 15 Jan Baillons Crake Goulds Lagoon, Granton
A Baillons Crake has been observed for some weeks now at this lagoon and is easy to see because the water is so low. Best views are from the hide. This was photographed early in the morning with good light.
Els Wakefield

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