Birdline Tasmania Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Tasmania Weekly Update
Date: 22 Sep 2014 09:54:12 +1000
   Birdline Tasmania

   Published sightings for the week ending 21 Sep 2014.

   Sun 21 Sep Azure Kingfisher (2) D'Entrecasteaux River
   Single bird initially seen perched on a dead branch overhanging the
   river. It disappeared for a while but then it, or a second bird, was
   seen flying to a perch on the other side of the river; at this point,
   the other bird called from the opposite bank (out of sight).
   Paul Brooks
   Wed 17 Sep Eastern Curlew Bonnington, Cambridge
   Seventeen birds roosting on marshes at Bonnington south of the Spit and
   Oyster sheds.
   Els Wakefield
   Double-banded Plover Bonnington, Cambridge
   One Double-banded Plover in breeding plumage and 33 Red-necked Stint
   along Spit.
   Els Wakefield
   Mon 15 Sep Scrubtit, Wedge-tailed Eagle Mt Field National Park
   Good views of 1x Scrubtit in the Wombat Moors alpine heathland ~1km
   from Lake Dobson. This seemed unusual habitat than the usual rainforest
   gullies. 1x Wedge-tailed Eagle seen flying over the Derwent River near
   New Norfolk enroute to Mt Field.
   Jon and Sarah Spicer-Bell
   Sun 14 Sep Swift Parrot Sisters Beach
   Couple of birds heard. Species not seen or heard by me in NW since Dec
   2013 despite much Atlassing.
   Richard Ashby
   Wed 10 Sep Masked Owl Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
   A single bird has been roosting during the day on the 10th, 11th and
   12th September in a red gum beside the museum near the traffic lights
   on the junction of Macquarie and Argyle Steets.
   Els Wakefield
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