Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2014 00:05:05 +0930
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, June 30, 2014 to Sunday, July 6, 2014:

Area: SA

Date: Monday, June 30, 2014

Location: Black Point, YP

Double-banded Plover (Charadrius bicinctus) (35+) A large flock of plovers was 
resting among the seaweed on the point at high tide. We counted 38, but there 
were possibly more. Four or five were in full breeding plumage, the others were 
in various stages of non-breeding plumage. A few red-capped plover were with 
them, and five red-necked stints were seen nearby.

Brown Quail (Coturnix ypsilophora) (3) Three quail crossed the track in front 
of us, as we walked back from the beach to the parking bay at the end of the 
point. Given the previous report of Brown Quail here we assume that's what they 
were, but we didn't get a positive ID.

Reported by: Faye Lush and Joyce West on Saturday, July 5, 2014


Date: Sunday, July 6, 2014

Location: Strathalbyn Sewerage Ponds (Strathalbyn Swamp)

Red-kneed Dotterel (Erythrogonys cinctus) (25) In lagoon in front of hide. 
First record of this species at this location.

Black-fronted Dotterel (Elseyornis melanops) (20) Same location as above.

Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) (8) Ditto.

European Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris) (5) Feeding on weed seeds on bank of 
lagoon. Another first record for this location.

The water level in the lagoon is very low. Ideal wading bird habitat. Not a 
vast variety of species but well worth a visit (23 species, see trip report).

Reported by: Bob Snell on Sunday, July 6, 2014


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