Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:05:07 +1030
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, March 10, 2014 to Sunday, March 16, 2014:

Area: SA

Date: Monday, March 10, 2014

Location: Hindmarsh Island

Letter-winged Kite (Elanus scriptus) (1) Adult female observed and photographed 
in a dead tree on Murray Mouth Road.  Bird never flew and was in same position 
when I drove past again nearly 2 hours later. Initially thought to be a 
Black-shouldered Kite, however inspection by an experienced birder of my 
photograph pointed out no black extending behind the eye, grey wash to back of 
head, grey cere rather than yellow of BSK, and pale legs.

Sighted on Murray Mouth Road, Hindmarsh Island.

Reported by: Lisa Girdham on Thursday, March 13, 2014


Date: Monday, March 10, 2014

Location: Littlehampton

Fork-tailed Swift (Apus pacificus) (2) two birds watched for 15 minutes, 
screeching whilst in flight hunting.  In no hurry to move through.

Reported by: John Fennell on Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Date: Saturday, March 15, 2014

Location: Jones Road, Hahndorf.

Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa) (2) Two Freckled Duck feeding close to 
southern shore of the Carlton Farm Dam.

Musk Duck (Biziura lobata) (2) Pair. Male showing distinct flap below bill and 
pale, brownish plumage. Carlton Farm Dam.

Blue-billed Duck (Oxyura australis) (12) Approximately a dozen, but difficult 
to count due to birds constantly diving! Carlton Farm Dam.

Australian Shelduck (Tadorna tadornoides) (2) Hanna Lake.

A total of 24 species recorded on the two dams. See Field Trip report.

Reported by: Bob and Maureen Snell on Saturday, March 15, 2014


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