Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 00:05:05 +0930
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, August 12, 2013 to Sunday, August 18, 2013:

Area: SA

Date: Saturday, August 3, 2013

Location: Tanunda Sewage Ponds

Blue-billed Duck (Oxyura australis) (5) 2 males and 3 females on the last pond 
visible from Archery Road.

Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa) (1) On the 3rd pond along Archery Road.

Pink-eared Duck (Malacorhynchus membranaceus) (100+) On the 2nd and 3rd ponds.

With apologies for the late reporting.

Reported by: Kevin Stracey on Monday, August 12, 2013


Date: Saturday, August 10, 2013

Location: Mt Compass Wetlands Boardwalk

Southern Emu-wren (Stipiturus malachurus) (2) Boardwalk closed due to 
vandalism, but a pair of Emu-wrens seen on the edge of the wetland from Arthur 

Reported by: Kevin Stracey on Monday, August 12, 2013


Date: Saturday, August 10, 2013

Location: Basham Beach, Port Elliot

Eastern Reef Egret (Egretta sacra) (1) Hunting on the rocks around the headland 
at the southern end of Basham Beach as we watched numerous Southern Right 

Reported by: Kevin Stracey on Monday, August 12, 2013


Date: Saturday, August 10, 2013

Location: Inman River Walk, Victor Harbor

Crested Shrike-tit (Falcunculus frontatus) (1) East of Armstrong Road

Brown Quail (Coturnix ypsilophora) (1) Close to the footbridge by the horse 

Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis) (1) One bird calling and seen 
well near the sewage works.  At least two others heard calling on the walk.

Reported by: Kevin Stracey on Monday, August 12, 2013


Date: Sunday, August 11, 2013

Location: Clayton Bay, SA

Brush Bronzewing (Phaps elegans) (1) Island View Drive, Clayton.

Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis) (1) Adult male calling from low 
vegetation on rough ground adjacent to Island View Drive opposite Goose Island.

Reported by: Bob and Maureen Snell on Monday, August 12, 2013


Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Location: O'Halloran Hill Recreation Park

Spotted Harrier (Circus assimilis) (1) Single bird flying low over the centre 
of the park.

Reported by: Nathaniel Doecke on Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Date: Thursday, August 15, 2013

Location: Laratinga Wetlands, Mount Barker, South Australia

Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides) (1) Seen circling, following the creek 
line adjacent to the Laratinga Wetlands while being harassed by five Australian 
Magpies. Managed to take an aerial photo near pond 11 to verify the species.

Mild, sunny afternoon with gentle breeze. No clouds.

Reported by: Kevin and Lyn Williams on Friday, August 16, 2013


Date: Friday, August 16, 2013

Location: White's Road Wetlands

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) (1) Seen approx. 300 meters upstream from 
the main lake at White's Road Wetlands, Globe Derby, South Australia on 

Reported by: Gordon Pateman on Friday, August 16, 2013


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