Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:05:08 +0930
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, July 21, 2014 to Sunday, July 27, 2014:

Area: SA

Date: Friday, July 18, 2014

Location: Thompson Beach

Double-banded Plover (Charadrius bicinctus) (6) 
6 Double-banded Plovers observed from about one hour after morning high tide 
viewed from the car park opposite the road into Thompson Beach. Four of the 
birds were in nice bright plumage. Another band was observed a little later to 
the north of this spot but by then shorebirds were moving as the tide receded 
so they may have been the same birds. They were with many Red-necked Stints and 
Red-capped Plovers as well as two Ruddy Turnstones and six Sharp-tailed 
There was also a remarkable looking gathering of 82 Great Egrets standing in 
one flock just offshore.

Reported by: Joseph Dafoe on Monday, July 21, 2014


Date: Sunday, July 20, 2014

Location: Ovingham

Striated Pardalote (Pardalotus striatus) (1) Feeding low in a eucalypt in our 
back garden. Have only seen this once before in the inner suburbs, some years 

Reported by: David Cox on Monday, July 21, 2014


Date: Monday, July 21, 2014

Location: On our Rockleigh property

Variegated Fairy-wren (Malurus lamberti) (1) A single male in full colour 
popped out from between fallen branches of a burnt-out tree. As this is the 3rd 
time we have seen wrens since the bushfire (and never before) we hope they are 
there to stay.

Next to the wren, a silvereye (only our second sighting) and 3 brown 
treecreepers were fossicking where it is hard to imagine there can be any 

A group of 7 or 8 brown-headed honeyeaters seem to have taken up residence in 
the area after first appearing very occasionally 18 months ago. They were 
flying in and out of golden wattles that we planted a few years ago, and which 
have now reached tree-size. The trees looked dead after the fire but they have 
fully recovered, are covered in green foliage and are just starting to flower.

Reported by: Barbara and Peter Bansemer on Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Date: Monday, July 21, 2014

Location: Hindmarsh Island near Mundoo road

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) (2) 2 birds in paddock,no cattle in paddock. First 
sighting by me on the Island.

Reported by: Winston Syson on Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Date: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Location: Whites Road Wetlands

White-necked Heron (Ardea pacifica) (1) One bird in the company of a Great 
Egret and a White-faced Heron in the first pond on the left from the entrance. 
Plum coloured breeding feathers were very noticeable.

Reported by: Rod Tetlow on Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Date: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Location: near sports oval at Willaston

Black-chinned Honeyeater (Melithreptus gularis) (1) Single bird heard and 
observed several times over 20min period in area. It spent several minutes 
perched on window ledge of a parked car vocalising incessantly apparently 
directed at its own reflected image!

Reported by: Terry Dennis on Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Location: Waterfall Gully Road

Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis) (1) 50 metres off Waterfall gully 
road along the Winter Track - calling frequently. Heard 3 weeks ago same area 
but not sighted at that time.

Reported by: Les Woods on Wednesday, July 23, 2014


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