Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2013 00:05:05 +0930
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, August 19, 2013 to Sunday, August 25, 2013:

Area: SA

Date: Monday, August 19, 2013

Location: Blanch Harbour Shack Road Port Augusta

Australasian Gannet (Morus serrator) (20) Birds were diving for fish along with 
crested Tern  600 to 1000Mts off shore. Birds were observed using a 25 x scope.

Fluttering Shearwater (Puffinus gavia) (450) This large flock joined in with 
the Gannets and terns. They flew in low and many landed on the water in the 
area of feeding activity.

Reported by: Winston Syson on Sunday, August 25, 2013


Date: Monday, August 19, 2013

Location: Yorkies Crossing Port Augusta

Pied Honeyeater (Certhionyx variegatus) (8) Birds were observed in an area of 
low shrubs and salt bush along with White-fronted chat,Brown and Rufous
song Larks.

Brown Songlark (Cincloramphus cruralis) (1) Big numbers of both Brown and 
Rufous song larks were observed in most areas visited in the upper Spencer 
Gulf. One Brown Songlark nest found with 3 eggs at Yorkies cross.

Reported by: Winston Syson on Sunday, August 25, 2013


Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Location: Waroona Island Port Pirie

Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) (3) Birds were resting on the high tide 

White-backed Swallow (Cheramoeca leucosterna) (2) Birds were hawking for 
insects over the Mangroves

Reported by: Winston Syson on Sunday, August 25, 2013


Date: Saturday, August 24, 2013

Location: White's Road Wetlands, Bolivar

Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia) (200) An impressive roost of birds in breeding 
plumage on the main lake, with some display activity.

Black-tailed Native-hen (Gallinula ventralis) (150+) In a number of large 
groups around the lakes.

Black Falcon (Falco subniger) (1) Flying north over the open area to the west 
of the lakes.

Reported by: Kevin Stracey on Saturday, August 24, 2013


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