Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2013 00:05:05 +0930
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, June 3, 2013 to Sunday, June 9, 2013:

Area: SA

Date: Monday, June 3, 2013

Location: Very close to our property at Rockleigh

Australasian Grebe (Tachybaptus novaehollandiae) (1) All the waterholes are 
full after a deluge during the week. The grebe was swimming on a very small dam 
opposite our entry gate. This is our first definite Australasian grebe sighting 
(counted on our list as it was all of 10 metres from our boundary !)

Reported by: Barbara and Peter Bansemer on Monday, June 3, 2013


Date: Monday, June 3, 2013

Location: River Torrens by Morphett Street bridge, Adelaide

Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae) (1) Single bird. I've not been looking in 
these parts for some years but this is only second Darter I've seen along urban 

Reported by: Jim Allen on Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Date: Saturday, June 8, 2013

Location: Kanmantoo

Black Falcon (Falco subniger) (1) Seen over paddocks between Kanmantoo mine and 
SE Freeway.

Reported by: Bob Snell on Saturday, June 8, 2013


Date: Saturday, June 8, 2013

Location: Browns Road, Monarto.

Diamond Firetail (Stagonopleura guttata) (20) Approximately 20 Diamond Firetail 
feeding on ground with Southern Whiteface, near fork in track at NE corner of 
block of old growth Mallee. This is the largest flock of Diamond Firetail I 
have seen at Browns Road for about two years.

Reported by: Bob Snell on Saturday, June 8, 2013


Date: Sunday, June 9, 2013

Location: Para Wirra Recreation Park

Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus) (3) Three kites viewed well, circling 
quite low at first and gaining some altitude before dispersing.

Little Raven (Corvus mellori) (1) Calling from the top of a tree

Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen) (2) 

Crescent Honeyeater (Phylidonyris pyrrhopterus) (1) Heard calling only.

New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae) (2) 

Location at the Eastern gate on Bassnet road by the Wirra Loop Hike. I saw one 
of the kites while driving by and turned around to investigate. The other 
species were simply quick additions that I noted while observing the kites for 
around 1-2 minutes. Weather was partly cloudy with a light breeze, cool.

Reported by: Bec Z on Sunday, June 9, 2013


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