Birdline Australian Capital Territory Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Australian Capital Territory Weekly Update
Date: 9 Sep 2013 06:41:36 +1000

Birdline Australian Capital Territory

Published sightings for the week ending 8 Sep 2013.

Sat 7 Sep Black Kite, White-bellied Sea-Eagle Shepherds Lookout
Black Kite (1) Uniform dark brown, long forked tail, gliding effortlessly on long flat wings. Flew in from the east and departed northwards. White-bellied Sea-Eagle (1) One adult flew north along the Murrumbidgee, circled over the lookout and returned south.
PJ Milburn

Wed 4 Sep Western Gerygone Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve, Gungahlin
Several Western Gerygones seen today and more heard at Mulligan's Flat. It seems that they have returned in force. Other spring arrivals included Olive-backed Orioles, Rufous Whistlers and many Noisy Friarbirds.
PJ Milburn

Tue 3 Sep Black-winged Stilt Acton Park
Black-winged Stilt (5) on the Lake Burley Griffin foreshore at Acton, 1620 this afternoon. Thanks to David Rosalky for reporting.
Alastair Smith

Tue 3 Sep Pied Cormorant Lake Ginninderra
Calm, warm spring conditions Pied Cormorant (1) Long bill and bright yellow facial skin in front of eye.
PJ Milburn

Mon 2 Sep White bellied Cuckoo-shrike Lake Ginninderra
WBCS (black headed form) seen resting low down in a casuarina on the western lake shore. Nearby were a group of about 5 Dusky Woodswallows. 2 Double-barred Finches and 5 Brown Quail were near the bird observation jetty on the northern lake shore foraging at the edge of the running track.
Dejan Stojanovic

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