Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:05:08 +0930
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, June 16, 2014 to Sunday, June 22, 2014:

Area: SA

Date: Monday, June 16, 2014

Location: Onkaparinga Estuary

Sooty Oystercatcher (Haematopus fuliginosus) (1) Three sooty Oyster catchers 
flying low and piping, into the Estuary Mouth and landed on the rocks under the 
cliff where the crested terns usually loaf/rest. This is certainly a first for 
me tho' they may be more common along the Seaford Foreshore?

Eastern Reef Egret (Egretta sacra) (1) Dark Morph Egret working the shallows 
upstream of the footbridge. I would love to know if these birds have a long 
life or if a single bird turns out here every year. The last twenty years has 
produced a sighting in this area!

Reported by: Anthony John Bainbridge on Monday, June 16, 2014


Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Location: Mangrove complex at Price, Gulf St Vincent

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) (1) Single adult, seen perching and hunting over 
tidal channels through mangroves near Price. There were large schools of mullet 
moving on the flood-tide event nearby. 
There are few records of osprey from northern Gulf St Vincent and given recent 
and historical breeding records from mangrove areas in SA, observers should be 
alert to the possibility in this area.

Reported by: Terry Dennis on Friday, June 20, 2014


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