Birdline Australian Capital Territory Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Australian Capital Territory Weekly Update
Date: 7 Jul 2014 13:40:06 +1000

Birdline Australian Capital Territory

Published sightings for the week ending 6 Jul 2014.

Mon 7 Jul Black-backed Bittern McKellar Wetlands
Male bittern was observed this morning at the wetlands after a two hour wait. Initially observed in flight and then great views in a reed bed.
Alastair Smith

Sun 6 Jul Great Crested Grebe Lake Burley Griffin, East Basin
Three Great Crested Grebe were seen in the vicinity of entrance to Jerrabomberra Creek at 0900 before they were flushed by a canoeist. Birds then flew to the western side of the basin, providing an opportunity to observe them in flight. Observed by Scott Ryan at 1130 and Milburn in the late afternoon.
Alastair Smith

Sat 5 Jul Olive-backed Oriole Euree Street, Reid
A single adult Olive-backed Oriole was present in Euree Street in the oaks (Quercus luscitanicus) bordering Reid Oval at around 10:00 this morning.
PJ Milburn

Mon 30 Jun Pink-eared Duck Weston Creek Ponds
66 Pink-eared Ducks on the ponds. Also at least 3 Black-fronted Plovers on margins of ponds. 70+ Red-rumped Parrots flew off as i passed
Martin Butterfield

Sun 29 Jun White-headed Pigeon Miller Street O'Connor
At 11:52 a White-headed Pigeon flew over Miller Street from Turner.
PJ Milburn

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