Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:05:06 +0930
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, August 25, 2014 to Sunday, August 31, 2014:

Area: SA

Date: Friday, August 29, 2014

Location: Belair National Park

Musk Lorikeet (Glossopsitta concinna) (1) Many of these very active in the 
Park. Pictures attached.

Reported by: Gordon Pateman on Friday, August 29, 2014


Date: Friday, August 29, 2014

Location: Kangaroo Island

Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa) (300) single concentrated flock at Duck 
Lagoon, Kangaroo Island, 26 August 2014; population had increased from 15 at 
this locality in early August 2014 and 220 on 12 August 2014; birds were mostly 
roosting on emergent fallen logs and branches  throughout the day (logs and 
branches were dead, grey coloured and served as a useful camourflaging medium 
for resting birds); several males with trace of red at base of bill; ratio of 
males to females about 50:50.

Bassian Thrush (Zoothera lunulata) (2) Irregular visits to forage for 
invertebrates in riverside lawn of a small inhabited cabin in deep forested 
wilderness of Demole River East Branch, Kangaroo Island, August 2014.

Australasian Shoveler (Anas rhynchotis) (160) on floodwater swamps in paddocks 
at E end of Rush Lagoon, Kangaroo Island, 24 August 2014; two large flocks 
comprised bright breeding plumaged males and females at ratio of about 50:50.

Australian Hobby (Falco longipennis) (1) flew low along foreshore of Vivonne 
Bay subdivision, Kangaroo Island, 10 August 2014.

Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) (16) substantial gathering for this 
locality; along with 2 x Pied Cormorants, resting on sandy shore of Eleanor 
River mouth, Vivonne Bay, Kangaroo Island, 10 August 2014.

Red-browed Finch (Neochmia temporalis) (16) single flock feeding in short green 
winter grass on flats at Duck Lagoon, Kangaroo island, 10 August 2014.

Little Corella (Cacatua sanguinea) (100+) tight feeding flock on ground in 
dis-used Emu Bay camp ground, digging up corms of Thread Iris (Gynandriris 
setifolia) with bills (faces black with mud), Kangaroo island, 4 August 2014; 
and again, similar number feeding with several Galahs, 24 August 2014.

Red-necked Avocet (Recurvirostra novaehollandiae) (107) believed to be the 
largest flock recorded on Kangaroo Island; swimming (feeding) with Banded 
Stilts on saline Wisanger Lagoon, Kangaroo Island, 14 August 2014.

Banded Stilt (Cladorhynchus leucocephalus) (c1000) swimming (feeding) with 
red-necked Avocets, widely dispersed across saline Wisanger Lagoon, Kangaroo 
Island, 14 August 2014

Little Wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera) (6) feeding (and vocal) in 
flowering ornamental eucalypts at KI Wildlife Park (c 2km W of Parndana), 
Kangaroo Island, 25 August 2014; this species has suffered from large-scale 
clearance of stringybark/Banksia scrub across the central plateau for Soldier 
Settlement farming, mostly between 1948-60; occurs in small patchy pockets 
nowadays and a small population is known to exist in roadside 
stringbark/banksia scrub alongside Playford Highway just W of the wildlife park.

Reported by: Chris Baxter on Friday, August 29, 2014


Date: Sunday, August 31, 2014

Location: Belair National Park  Playford Lake

Little Black Cormorant (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris) (3) little black cormorant

Reported by: Heather Connolly on Sunday, August 31, 2014


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