Birdline South Australia Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline South Australia Weekly Update
Date: 17 Jun 2013 10:54:19 +1000

Birdline South Australia

Published sightings for the week ending 16 Jun 2013.

Mon 3 Jun Letter-winged Kite Della Road (near Moomba)
Observers: Jade Adams and Michael Jervois Weather conditions: cool morning with approximately 80% cloud cover and a light breeze. We took multiple photographs to confirm the bird was indeed a letter-winged kite. The bird was perched on a coolabah tree within close proximity to the roadside. Letter-winged Kite (1) a single letter-winged kite was observed perched on a coolabah tree.
Jade Adams

Fri 31 May Letter-winged Kite Big Lake (near Moomba)
Observers: Jade Adams and Michael Jervois. The birds were recorded 500 m south of the Big Lake Satellite (no public access). Weather conditions: mild and sunny morning with few clouds in the sky. The letter-winged kites were all perched on the same tree. We took multiple photographs to confirm they were indeed letter-winged kites. Note: multiple Notomys fuscus (dusky hopping-mouse) pop-holes and tracks were recorded in the area surrounding the letter-winged kites and whitewash was also observed on the whitewood trees surrounding the area where the letter-winged kites were observed. Letter-winged Kite (20) Twenty letter-winged kites were observed perched in a whitewood tree on a sand dune.
Jade Adams

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