Birdline Tasmania Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Tasmania Weekly Update
Date: 15 Apr 2013 01:31:39 +1000

Birdline Tasmania

Published sightings for the week ending 14 Apr 2013.

Fri 12 Apr Azure Kingfisher Detention River Estuary
Single bird fishing 100m north of Bass Hwy up side creek which drains into Detention River. Low tide.
Richard Ashby

Wed 10 Apr Nankeen Night Heron Bells Parade, Latrobe
Six birds roosting at sundown in canopy of trees at and within 50m of carpark, all along riverbank. Species present here for some years but numbers growing.
Hazel Britton, Richard Ashby

Tue 9 Apr Common Greenshank Detention River Estuary (NW)
First palaearctic shorebird seen by me at this frequently-visited site since started Atlassing in 1999.
Richard Ashby

Mon 8 Apr Grey-tailed Tattler Ralphs Bay Conservation Area, Lauderdale
The Grey-tailed Tattler has been seen again today and yesterday feeding near the canal opening to Ralphs Bay.
Els Wakefield

Sun 7 Apr Grey-tailed Tattler, Curlew Sandpiper Kangaroo Island NW Tasmania
1 bird in breeding plumage sharing roost site with Curlew Sandpiper.
Ian May

Lewin's Rail Cardigan Flats on the Lyell Highway
Single bird clearly observed on the side of the road. Location about 30 km east of Queenstown.
Andrew Walter

Sat 6 Apr Red Knot Kangaroo Island, NW Tasmania
600+ Red Knots mostly in breeding plumage. These birds were frequently taking flight, wheeling and turning for a minute before settling and then taking wing again. This behavior typically indicates their departure is imminent.
Ian May

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