Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:05:05 +1030
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, March 4, 2013 to Sunday, March 10, 2013:

Area: SA

Date: Saturday, March 2, 2013

Location: Currency Creek

Gilbert's Whistler (Pachycephala inornata) (1) Female observed in gum tree.

Red-browed Finch (Neochmia temporalis) (12) Small flock observed feeding in 
creek bed.

Mistletoebird (Dicaeum hirundinaceum) (1) Male mistletoebird

Reported by: David Newell on Saturday, March 9, 2013


Date: Thursday, March 7, 2013

Location: Kangaroo Island

Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae) (2) One resting on rock wall at Kingscote 
foreshore, Kangaroo Island (has been present for several months).
One, a female, drying wings on edge of Western River estuary, Western River 
Cove, Kangaroo Island, 5 March 2013

Spotted Harrier (Circus assimilis) (1) an adult, believed to be the same 
individual, observed along N coast between Emu Bay and Cape Willoughby over 
past several months. Personal observations of it supplemented by reports from 
Snow, Bill, Adele, Ross and Janette.

Hooded Plover (Thinornis rubricollis) (5) Pleasing observation of an adult pair 
with three fledged 'grey-headed' immatures, foraging along edge of Western 
River estuary, Western River Cove, Kangaroo Island, 5 March 2013.

Caspian Tern (Sterna caspia) (2) adult with very recently fledged young, 
roosting with Crested Terns on Seal Bay beach, Kangaroo Island, 5 March 2013. 
This strongly indicative of Caspian Tern breeding at Seal Bay or close-by.

Reported by: Chris Baxter on Thursday, March 7, 2013


Date: Saturday, March 9, 2013

Location: Small island Nr Rushy Island Goolwa Channel

Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus) (1) Good view of bird from kayak, flew when 
landed boat to get photo, missed again! Also Curlew Sandpiper really colouring 

Reported by: William Brooker on Saturday, March 9, 2013


Date: Saturday, March 9, 2013

Location: Private property 1km NE of Clayton Bay

Black-chinned Honeyeater (Melithreptus gularis) (2) At least 2 individuals  
foraging in Eucalyptus porosa, E.leucoxylon,and E. camaldulensis.They were 
feeding in company with Brown-headed and White-plumed Honeyeaters.Good views 
obtained. Also 1 BCHE reported by M.Doecke,5.5 km to the east- along the Point 
Sturt Peninsula on the 7/3.

Painted Button-quail (Turnix varius) (1) Disturbed from Sugar Gum plantation 
while tracking down the Black-chins!

Reported by: Nathaniel Doecke on Saturday, March 9, 2013


Date: Saturday, March 9, 2013

Location: Point Sturt Peninsula

Fork-tailed Swift (Apus pacificus) (40+) At least 40- mostly flying high and 
calling.They appeared to be traveling in an easterly direction.

Reported by: Nathaniel Doecke on Saturday, March 9, 2013


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