Birdline Tasmania Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Tasmania Weekly Update
Date: 10 Nov 2014 08:39:07 +1000
   Birdline Tasmania

   Published sightings for the week ending 9 Nov 2014.

   Sat 8 Nov Azure Kingfisher Duck River, Smithton
   Single bird 1 km upstream of Watsons Corner. Whitebait running.
   Richard Ashby
   Fri 7 Nov Royal Spoonbills Queechy Lake, Launceston
   One pair of Royal Spoonbills in breeding plumage as reported earlier.
   They were resting in the willows in the middle of the lake, visible
   from the viewing platform and also from the entrance to Scotch Oakburn
   Park. They were using a nest - could they be breeding in Tasmania? Also
   saw one Freckled Duck.
   Paul Tildesley
   Blue-billed Duck Lake Llewellyn, Sisters Beach
   A pair of birds, first time at this site that I can remember.
   Richard Ashby
   Thu 6 Nov Hooded Plover Big Roaring Beach, Surveyors Bay
   Two Hooded Plovers were observed running along the beach near Roaring
   Beach Lagoon. Our last sighting of Hooded Plovers on this beach was in
   Dave and Cath de Little
   Wed 5 Nov Satin Flycatcher, Swift Parrot, Blue-winged Parrot Piersons
   1 flycatcher - first I've seen back. Also at least 6 Swift Parrots and
   8 Blue-winged Parrots.
   Scott Linnane
   Bar-tailed Godwit Marion Bay
   15 birds with two smaller companions, as yet unidentified. These have
   been present for over 2 weeks.
   Andrew North
   Mon 3 Nov Latham's Snipe Lake Dulverton, Oatlands
   Pair of birds on eastern causeway.
   Richard Ashby
   Fri 31 Oct Crested Tern Great Oyster Bay, Little Swanport
   About 1500 birds on oyster racks just upstream of Limekiln Point.
   Richard Ashby
   Thu 30 Oct Possible Golden-headed Cisticola Queechy Lake
   Very small golden-headed, golden-backed passerine flew from reeds near
   viewing platform to low cover on island and was lost to view. Colour
   too strong for brown/tas thornbills, fieldwren or grassbird. This
   diagnosis by no means secure but heightened scrutiny by other visitors
   may be appropriate.
   Richard Ashby.
   Freckled Duck Queechy Lake
   Pair of birds.
   Richard Ashby
   Royal Spoonbill Queechy Lake
   Three birds in breeding plumage.
   Richard Ashby
   Sat 25 Oct Eurasian Coot Lake Leake Dam
   Over 200 sheltering in the lee of the dam wall.
   Andrew North
   Bar-tailed Godwit Marion Bay
   A party of about 20 foraging along the shoreline at Marion Bay, near
   the mouth of Bream Creek.
   Simon Grove and a party of field naturalists from the Australian
   Naturalists Network
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