Birdline Australian Capital Territory Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Australian Capital Territory Weekly Update
Date: 20 Jan 2014 03:01:10 +1000

Birdline Australian Capital Territory

Published sightings for the week ending 19 Jan 2014.

Sat 18 Jan Black Falcon Cnr Corin Road and Tidbinbilla Road
A male and female Black Falcon were circling over the paddocks. First sighted at about 10:00. I have not seen a male and female together in the ACT previously. Both individuals were in moult.
PJ Milburn

Fri 17 Jan Hooded Robin Namadgi Visitors Centre
Pair with dependent young in woodland behind centre. A dramatically declining species locally, getting hard to see in the ACT.
Ian Fraser

Wed 15 Jan White-eared Honeyeater Tharwa Sandwash, Gigerline Nature Reserve
Photographed in the same tree as the pair of Tawny Frogmouths reported on 13th Jan and still present. Eremaea lists found by Google show 7 reports of this honeyeater, all in June/August 2009-2012 except one dated 11/6/2005, so a January sighting may be significant. I tentatively suggest that this sighting may be related to the report of Lewin's Honeyeater on 13th Jan; similar size, similar major field mark, and I found observation of this bird difficult in harsh patchy light inside the canopy of the tree. Most of my photos of it were much less distinct. [Moderator's comment: In fact, a search of the Eremaea database using the search tools on the home page, show that White-eared Honeyeater has been recorded at Tharwa Sandwash in all months of the year, except April, September, October and December. 55 lists have been entered in Eremaea since 2000 for this site in all months of the year. The peak time for this species appears to be May to July, but the number of lists entered is probably inadequate to form a true picture. FA]
Jeff Melvaine

Mon 13 Jan Tawny Frogmouth, Dollarbird Tharwa Sandwash, Gigerline Nature Reserve
A pair of Tawny Frogmouths roosting all morning and into the afternoon near the carpark at Tharwa Sandwash. At least eight Dollarbirds hanging out near each other
Rick Kuhn and Mary Gorman

Australian Painted Snipe Kellys Swamp
male in front of Ardea hide
Ian Fraser

Sun 12 Jan Wonga Pigeon Condor Creek Bridge, Brindabella Road 35 19 12S 148 52 03E
First I've seen in this area since 2003
Ian Fraser

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