Birdline Australian Capital Territory Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Australian Capital Territory Weekly Update
Date: 11 Nov 2013 03:01:06 +1000

Birdline Australian Capital Territory

Published sightings for the week ending 10 Nov 2013.

Sun 10 Nov Pectoral Sandpiper Kellys Swamp & Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Fyshwick
Pectoral Sandpiper (1) Foraging at the southern end of Kellys.
Viv Rolland and Daniel Stanton

Sun 10 Nov Black Falcon Stony Creek Nature Reserve
While looking for Painted Honeyeaters, the site was overflown by a Black Falcon.
Alastair Smith

Sun 10 Nov Horsfield's Bushlark, Brown Songlark Uriarra Road
1 Horsfield's Bushlark - first heard, then seen. Quite cryptic compared to the many skylarks and the brown songlark present in the same field. Compared to Skylarks: Smaller and bulkier, more rufous, with stubbier bill (more like a finch). In flight: rounder wings and white outer tail feathers. Also a 1 Brown Songlark.
Viv Rolland and Daniel Stanton

Sun 10 Nov Painted Honeyeater Uriarra Reserve East
Painted Honeyeater (3), both male and female individuals seen in the casuarinas along the river. Actively calling.
Viv Rolland and Daniel Stanton

Sat 9 Nov Sharp-tailed Sandpiper West Belconnen ponds
Single bird on the northern end of the northernmost island
Peter Christian

White-bellied Cuckooshrike Watson
White-bellied Cuckooshrike (1) today at 13:30 in Watson at the edge of Mt Majura.
Viv Rolland

Freckled Duck Lake Burley Griffin East Basin
A single Freckled Duck seen on the east basin - by the rock wall on the LBG (western) side of Jerrabomberra Wetlands.
Alastair Smith; Frank Antram

Fri 8 Nov Painted Honeyeater Stoney Creek Nature Reserve, ACT
Two birds.
Stephen Wallace

Thu 7 Nov Masked Woodswallow, White-browed Woodswallow Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve, Gungahlin
At around 11:30 this morning some 30 White-browed and 10 Masked Woodswallows flew low over Mulligan's Flat with the wind behind them, heading slowly southeast.
PJ Milburn

Tue 5 Nov Painted Honeyeater Uriarra Rd
Went to Uriarra Rd past the river crossing this morning to look for the reported Brown Songlark, which we saw. While we were there we also found three Painted Honeyeaters moving around the treeline to the west. They were calling sporadically for about an hour, and were only visible for short bursts but occasionally made long flights in the open. Coordinates are -35.258816, 148.935654 for those keen to look for these birds.
Chris Sanderson and Christine D

Mon 4 Nov Masked Woodswallow, White-browed Woodswallow Campbell Park and environs
Both woodswallows mixing in a very large flock (250-300), sunning in the trees and later moving out to feed
Julian Teh

Mon 4 Nov Pectoral Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper Kellys Swamp & Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Fyshwick
Sunny morning with cool breeze. Just Kellys, looking for Sandpipers. Pectoral Sandpiper (1) Sandpiper with bill slightly longer than head, and yellowish at base, neck and chest brown and streaked, with sharp contrast with white underparts. Curlew Sandpiper (1) Slightly smaller than the Pectoral Sandpiper, plain grey back, little colour on neck, white underparts and rump, long white eyebrows. Black, slightly down curved bill, a bit longer than its head.
Christine D

Pectoral Sandpiper Kelly's Swamp
A brief visit to Kelly's Swamp today to try and find the reported Curlew Sandpiper (unsuccessful), I managed to run into a few local birders at the southern end of Kelly's looking at a sandpiper which turned out to be a Pectoral Sandpiper. It was showing well on the far side of the water for about an hour until I left, though occasionally ducking out of sight into cover.
Chris Sanderson

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