Birdline Australian Capital Territory
Published sightings for the week ending 21 Sep 2014.
Fri 19 Sep White-throated Nightjar Lyneham Ridge
This morning I flushed a White-throated Nightjar: large, very dark
nightjar, white throat, small white patch in wing tips. Bird
disappeared over a small rise and was not relocated.
Blue-faced Honeyeater Hawker Oval
Looking for the Blue-faced Honeyeater as reported by Peter Christian
yesterday, and after a long wait (at around 10:30am) the bird appeared,
and foraged for around 10 minutes in the far side of the ironbark. It
called as it flew off, but could not be relocated. Poor photo attached.
With Steve Wallace and Lyndon.
Thu 18 Sep Blue-faced Honeyeater Hawker Oval - behind the softball
Miner-sized honeyeater in flowering ironbark (the only one there!) with
obvious blue area around eye, black crown, white nape, black lower face
and a black bib separated from head by white malar stripes. Upperparts
bright olive green and underparts white. Watched for about 20 minutes
around 8.30 in the morning. Heard to call 3-4 times only.
Wed 17 Sep Musk Duck, Superb Parrot Yerrabi Pond
Female Musk Duck with 2 ducklings found quite easily. Male also very
obvious along shore. 5 Superb Parrots flew into small tree near
playground off Wunderlich St.
Sun 14 Sep Glossy black cockatoos Mt Majura Nature Reserve -- Mt Majura
The 4 Glossy Black-cockatoos initially discovered on the 7 September
were relocated along Mt Majura Rd, half-way up the hill. 1 ad male, 1
ad female and 2 immature birds.
Viv Rolland and Jono Henshaw
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