Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 00:05:06 +1030
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, March 11, 2013 to Sunday, March 17, 2013:

Area: SA

Date: Monday, March 11, 2013

Location: Newland Head Conservation Park

Fork-tailed Swift (Apus pacificus) (300+) Over a three hour period and a 
distance of 5km east from the Waitpinga beach campground, Swifts could 
constantly be seen or heard feeding over the clifftops, sometimes in dense 
kettles of 100 birds or more.  Where the path runs close to the clifftop, 
smaller groups of swifts surrounded us at eye level and below, sometimes 
passing as close as a metre or two.

Hooded Plover (Thinornis rubricollis) (4) A family group of two adults and two 
juveniles seen on Waitpinga Beach before and after the Swift sighting.

Reported by: Kevin Stracey on Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013

Location: Kangaroo Island

Fork-tailed Swift (Apus pacificus) (c.50) hawking insects over Kingscote 
foreshore, late afternoon, 12 March 2013. Hot N winds ahead of cooler SW change.

Reported by: Chris Baxter on Thursday, March 14, 2013


Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013

Location: Mandalay Dr Happy Valley

Black-chinned Honeyeater (Melithreptus gularis) (1) Good view of single bird 
calling strongly, has become a regular visitor to the area more often heard 
than seen. Perhaps from Morphett Vale population (if they are still present?).

Reported by: William Brooker on Saturday, March 16, 2013


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