Birdline South Australia
Published sightings for the week ending 28 Dec 2014.
Sun 28 Dec Grey Plover, Great Knot, Eastern Curlew Bald Hill Beach
Amongst Sharpies and stints at a high tide roost were 30 Grey Plovers,
5 Great Knots, 3 Eastern Curlews and 2 Red Knots. Other waders included
turnstones, Curlew Sandpipers, Bar-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Pied
Oystercatchers and Banded Stilts. Also an Inland Thornbill,
ridiculously, in a mangrove over the water.
Sat 27 Dec Spotted Nightjar Private farming property, 14 kms SW of
Alarm calls by Willie Wagtail and White-plumed Honeyeater drew my
attention to a Spotted Nightjar roosting on ground. Other birds nearby
included White-Browed, Masked and Dusky Woodswallows with fledged
young, 2 pairs of bee-eaters feeding young in nest tunnels, more than
20 Elegant Parrots, and a pair of White-backed Swallows, which nest
Tue 23 Dec Brown Quail "The Rocks Reserve", 10 kms east of Balaklava
Brown Quail heard calling and 2 birds seen. Also a few Reed Warblers
feeding young, 2 Dusky Moorhens with half grown chicks, and 4 Brown
Treecreepers which is near their western limit.
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