Birdline Australian Capital Territory Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Australian Capital Territory Weekly Update
Date: 19 Aug 2013 06:38:39 +1000

Birdline Australian Capital Territory

Published sightings for the week ending 18 Aug 2013.

Sun 18 Aug Yellow-billed Spoonbill Mulligans Flat big dam
Now three Yellow-billed Spoonbill at the Big Dam.
Alastair Smith

Sun 18 Aug Black Kite Kellys Swamp & Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Fyshwick
Bird seen in close company with a Whistling Kite which allowed good comparison of the two kite species. Appeared to be similar size. Most diagnostic feature was forked tail, but the bird also had darker more uniformed dorsal plumage. Wings appeared to be held horizontally. ABR states, 'more usually [seen] in late spring and summer'.
Alastair Smith

Thu 15 Aug Yellow-billed Spoonbill Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve, Gungahlin
Two birds.
Stephen Wallace

Wed 14 Aug Whistling Kite Callum Brae Nature Reserve
A single Whistling Kite observed this morning. This is the first recorded sighting of this species at Callum Brae in the Eremaea atlas.
Alastair Smith

Mon 12 Aug Pink Robin Australian National Botanic Gardens
Cold, light rain at times. Unsuccessful search for Powerful Owl, the tree it had occupied on the weekend was empty, and a thorough-ish search elsewhere in the rainforest gully failed to find it. Pink Robin (1). A brown bird seen three times on both sides of the rainforest gully, all sightings probably refer to the same individual. Very active and confiding, at one stage bouncing across the path barely 2 metres from me.
Steve Holliday

Sun 11 Aug Spotted Harrier Government House Lookout, Lady Denman Drive
One Spotted Harrier crossed Lady Denman Drive close to the Government House Lookout at 12.20. It was harassed by an Australian Raven and flew north along the Molonglo River.
Martin Edvardsson

Fri 9 Aug White-bellied Sea-Eagle Kellys Swamp & Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Fyshwick
White-bellied Sea-Eagle (1) immature bird flew over Kelly's Swamp, was being attacked by ravens and magpies
Steve Holliday

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