Birdline South Australia Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline South Australia Weekly Update
Date: 22 Apr 2013 01:31:30 +1000

Birdline South Australia

Published sightings for the week ending 21 Apr 2013.

Sun 21 Apr Short-tailed Shearwater Grange Beach, Adelaide
Approximately 200 birds passed northwards in 5 minutes around 100m offshore, dipping and rising into the wind.
Kelvin Sparks

Mon 15 Apr Banded Stilt Laratinga Wetlands Mt Barker
One adult with a bold red-brown breast- band. It was foraging in the shallows of the main pond directly opposite to the ablution block. This sighting represents a new addition on my personal species list for this locality.
Edward Smith

Sun 14 Apr Inland Dotterel, Orange Chat Muloorina Station
Recent rain on the southern part of the track in to Lake Eyre NP through Muloorina Station has attracted numerous bird species incuding Inland Dotterels and Orange Chats. Dotterels were seen in small groups (up to 20) adjacent to the track between 7 and 20km (approx.) north of Maree. Please note that while this is a public access track, the birds are on private land.
Pete and Lisa Nunn

Western Grasswrens Whyalla Conservation Park
Did two slow laps around the base of Wild Dog Hill betwen 7.30 and 10am on Sunday morning - got onto several groups of Western Grasswrens in the shrubby vegetation on the flats. Generally very secretive but occasionally one would pop out in the open on the top of a bush briefly allowing viewing and photographic opportunities as per attached.
Martin Stokes

Sat 13 Apr Red-lored Whistler Gluepot Reserve
This bird was very quiet so it took a bit of work to locate before excellent views.
Kay Parkin & Dan Mantle

Fork-tailed Swift Gluepot Reserve
4 Swifts observed soaring for about a minute before disappearing as quickly as they arrived!
Kay Parkin & Dan Mantle

Golden Whistler Sturt Street, Adelaide
Brown (immature) bird in inner-city garden, 0.5 km south west of GPO.
Jim Allen

Thu 11 Apr Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena) Moonta Bay
Suspect melanistic Welcome Swallow amongst the usual lot feeding early to mid morning over the tidal rocks. Any comments?? I also have photos of >> 30 Fairy Terns here, same date.
Peter Ginnane

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