Birdline Australian Capital Territory Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Australian Capital Territory Weekly Update
Date: 2 Sep 2013 06:42:28 +1000

Birdline Australian Capital Territory

Published sightings for the week ending 1 Sep 2013.

Sun 1 Sep White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike Newline Paddocks
One White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike seen at Newline this morning.
Leo Berzins

Sat 31 Aug Rose Robin Kellys Swamp & Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Fyshwick
1 male Rose Robin observed in flowering eucalypts on the Kingston side of the bridge. Only the second record for Kellys in the Eremaea atlas - previous record sighting Sept. 2008,
Alastair Smith; Frank Antram

Fri 30 Aug White-necked Heron, Dusky Woodswallow Callum Brae Nature Reserve
A single White-necked Heron near the large farm dam and at least six Dusky Woodswallow were the highlight of a trip to Callum Brae in strong winds this morning. Also on the mammal front a naked male runner.
Alastair Smith

Thu 29 Aug Scarlet Honeyeater Mt Rogers Reserve Scharz Place
Yesterday morning with Alastair Smith we saw 3 male Scarlet Honeyeaters feeding in the cherry blossom on Mt Rogers . With the three males in view we hear a fourth bird calling. [Moderator comment: With 2 females reported by Milburn, there are at least 5 Scarlet Honeyeater present which could make this the largest flock recorded in the ACT].
Roger Williams

Wed 28 Aug Scarlet Honeyeater Mt Rogers Nature Reserve
Following a report on COG birdline; at least 4 Scarlet Honeyeaters (2 male plus 2 female) present at the northern Schwarz Place entrance to Mt Rogers Nature Reserve at 17:00. 2 males prefered the flowering cherry blossoms while the females spent more time in nearby eucalypt and flowering acacia. The total number of birds might be greater than 4.
PJ Milburn

Mon 26 Aug Scaly-breasted lorikeet Fadden
A single scaly-breasted lorikeet in large euc in Dash Cct. First one I've seen in ACT, although some were reported only a couple of kms from this site in July
Sandra Henderson

Sun 25 Aug Black Kite Shepherds Lookout
Black Kite (2) flew quite low over Shepherd's lookout at 4.10 pm and in a strait line from S towards N-NE. 'Escorted' by 2 Peregrine Falcons over the lookout. Size similar to that of a Whistling Kite but dark brown and with a very distinctive forked tail. Underwing much darker than on a Whistling Kite - no real window and tips of primaries nearly black. Reminded me of Europe!
Vivien Rolland

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