Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2013 00:05:05 +0930
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, September 16, 2013 to Sunday, September 22, 2013:

Area: SA

Date: Thursday, September 12, 2013

Location: Point Sturt Peninsula

White-throated Gerygone (Gerygone olivacea) (1) I was amazed to find a 
sub-adult White throated Gerygone foraging in our Mallee Box woodlot last 
Thursday. First located by it's song,then observed for 30 minutes from as close 
as 3 metres! It was calling frequently and aggressively chasing the resident 
Y.R.Thornbills, Weebills and Grey Fantail. Still present the following day.

Reported by: Nathaniel Doecke on Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Date: Saturday, September 14, 2013

Location: Onkaparinga Estuary from Port Noarlunga through to South Road

Blue-billed Duck (Oxyura australis) (3) Three, one breeding male in Old 
Noarlunga wetland, plus dead bird near Port Noarlunga oval. Also, Pink eared 
Duck (6), White necked Heron (at least 3), Baillons Crake (6), Lathams Snipe 
(1) and White winged Triller (1)

Reported by: Jim Allen on Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Date: Friday, September 20, 2013

Location: Park Tce, North Adelaide

Little Lorikeet (Glossopsitta pusilla) (2) Possible sighting.  Two birds flew 
out of a tree from the golf course and over my car as I was waiting at traffic 
lights at War Memorial Drive.Birds were small and very yellow especially on the 
head and face. Red on face visible.

Reported by: Martyn Price on Friday, September 20, 2013


Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013

Location: Sandy Creek CP

Shining Bronze-Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx lucidus) (1) being hassled by red-capped 

During a birdwatching walk & talk by Phil Barron, a Shining Bronze-Cuckoo was 
sighted near the waterhole down the track from the Youth Hostel.  Also saw 
Rufous Whistler, Red-capped Robin, Grey Currawong and a Chough sitting on a mud 

Reported by: Lisa Girdham on Sunday, September 22, 2013


Date: Sunday, September 22, 2013

Location: Tanunda Sewage Ponds

Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa) (2) a pair sighted

Blue-billed Duck (Oxyura australis) (1) seen diving

Pink-eared Duck (Malacorhynchus membranaceus) (1) quite a number of pink-eared 

Hardhead (Aythya australis) (1) a few sighted

Grey Teal (Anas gracilis) (1) quite a few - not enough time to count!

Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa) (1) 

Black-tailed Native-hen (Gallinula ventralis) (1) flock seen in adjacent 
cropped paddock

Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra) (1) 

Australian Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus australis) (1) Reed-warbler seen earlier 
in the day singing its heart out at Chateau Tanunda's effluent ponds.

With a couple of weary non-birders as passengers, I didn't have long enough to 
do a proper count, but very glad that I stopped!!

Reported by: Lisa Girdham on Sunday, September 22, 2013


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