Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2013 00:05:05 +1030
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, October 28, 2013 to Sunday, November 3, 2013:

Area: SA

Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Location: Ooldea

Australian Bustard (Ardeotis australis) (4) alongside East-West Railway Line 
close to Ooldea Siding-observed by David Baxter.

Reported by: Chris Baxter on Friday, November 1, 2013


Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Location: Kangaroo Island

Latham's Snipe (Gallinago hardwickii) (1) feeding in freshwater shallows, 
roadside sedge swamp at Grace James Corner (Hog Bay Road-Elsegood Road 
intersection), c10 km sw of Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, 10 October 2013

Brown Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus) (2) pair soaring on thermals above River 
Red Gum forested Duck Lagoon, Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, 20 October 2013.

Australian Hobby (Falco longipennis) (1) male low overhead at Duck Lagoon, 
Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, 20 October 2013.

Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae) (2) one at Chapman River estuary, Dudley 
Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, 18 October 2013
one at Cygnet River, alongside KI Racecourse, Kangaroo Island, 18 October 2013

Short-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris) (1000+) Backstairs Passage 
between Penneshaw and Cape Jervis, Kangaroo Island, 31 October 2013

Reported by: Chris Baxter on Friday, November 1, 2013


Date: Monday, October 28, 2013

Location: Milang- Clayton Road

White-necked Heron (Ardea pacifica) (11) Foraging in samphire along the 
lake-edge,3 km south of Milang. Unusually large gathering for this species. 
Locally quite common during winter-spring, but usually seen singly or in pairs.

Reported by: Nathaniel Doecke on Monday, October 28, 2013


Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Location: Branch Hill Rd. Approx 15kms north of Port Wakefield

Bluebonnet (Northiella haematogaster) (8) Birds seen daily for the last week in 
trees along road side over a 3 km stretch. 2 birds have been killed when hit by 

Reported by: Michael Greenshields on Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Location: Greenfield Wetlands, Magazine Rd.

Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) (1) 

Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) (1) 

Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) (5) 

Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa) (1) 

Pectral Sandpiper found with a small group of Sharptail Sandpipers. The 
Black-tailed Godwit was in the same vicinity, seen from the Birdhide. Wood 
Sandpiper's in various locations.

Australian and Hoary Head Grebe's in large quantities.

Reported by: Teresa Jack on Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Location: Encounter Bay, Victor Harbor.

Short-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris) (10) Ten passed to the South in 
ones and twos just offshore from Wright Island and the Bluff over a one and 
half hour period. There was also a "slim" Skua, probably Arctic and several 
The strong southerly winds of the last few days seem to have had a pronounced 
effect on the Short-tailed Shearwaters. Several were seen at the same location 
at odd times during the day on both the 27th and the 28th while there were 3 
freshly dead on the beach at the Inman River estuary on the 27th and a single 
bird was resting on the water inside the Murray Mouth on the 28th.

Reported by: Jeffrey Crocker on Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Location: Cox Scrub

Common Bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera) (10) 

Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen) (12) 

Grey Currawong (Strepera versicolor) (4) 

White-winged Triller (Lalage tricolor) (1) 

Peaceful Dove (Geopelia placida) (1) 

Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa) (6) 

Little Raven (Corvus mellori) (5) 

Superb Fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus) (3) 

New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae) (20) 

Grey Shrike-thrush (Colluricincla harmonica) (4) 

Sightings in unburnt area. Burnt area had Magpies and Ravens only.

Reported by: John Spiers on Friday, November 1, 2013


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