Birdline Australia Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Australia Weekly Update
Date: 22 Sep 2014 09:51:23 +1000
   Birdline Australia

   Published sightings for the week ending 21 Sep 2014.

   Sat 20 Sep Mallee Emu-wren Wyperfeld National Park
   A family of Mallee Emu-wren was seen on the Discovery Walk at Wyperfeld
   National Park in an open area of tea-tree heath.
   Matthew Crawford
   Sun 14 Sep Arctic Tern Port Fairy Pelagic
   1 juvenile Arctic Tern seen for a few minutes around 9.55 today.
   Numerous photos taken. Diagnostic distinct and long black trailing edge
   seen, translucent underwing, small bill & domed head all characteristic
   of this species. Other a very quiet day with birds reluctant to feast
   on our burley & fewer species expected. Other highlight include a
   Common Diving Petrel photographed on the shelf, 1 Wandering type
   Albatross (probably gibsoni) flew past.
   Kevin Bartram, Neil McCumber, James Mustafa etc
   Fri 12 Sep Northern Pintail Hastie's Swamp
   3 adult drake Northern Pintails where seen on Hastie's Swamp. The birds
   were watched between 3.00 & 4.00 pm feeding by upending. Then they flew
   off down the swamp and have not been seen since.
   Chris Doughty per Mike Carter
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