Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2015 14:35:06 +0000
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, July 13, 2015 to Sunday, July 19, 2015:

Area: SA

Date: Saturday, July 11, 2015

Location: Flagstaff Hill Golf Club Adelaide Sth Aust.

Superb Parrot (Polytelis swainsonii) (1) Call heard clearly (as an unknown for 
the Club) and using a monocular found. Excellent view (of male) from front 
below with full body and breast colours clear. Second bird heard approx 40M 
away in another River Red gum but could not be found to view.
So far from region that would surely be aviary escapees???

Reported by: Colin Theakstone on Thursday, July 16, 2015


Date: Sunday, July 12, 2015

Location: Laratinga Wetlands, Mt Barker

Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa) (12) Mostly on the ponds near the picnic 
area, along with a few Pink-eared Ducks and some of the many Australasian 

Reported by: Kevin Stracey on Tuesday, July 14, 2015


Date: Monday, July 13, 2015

Location: On our Rockleigh property

Diamond Firetail (Stagonopleura guttata) (4) The firetails were in our 
burnt-out "Amazon Jungle", which is now partly recovering and less unworthy of 
the name "Jungle". This is the first time we have been spotted them there. 
Before Trees for Life direct-seeded in 2009 there were 4 eucalypts and a couple 
of golden wattles in about 4 hectares. Now there are hundreds of gums up to 3 
metres high, and birds are always there. Roos like it too, as there is shelter 
from the icy winds that roar in from the west.

Reported by: Barbara and Peter Bansemer on Tuesday, July 14, 2015


Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Location: Point Sturt Peninsula

Spotted Nightjar (Eurostopodus argus) (2) Two birds disturbed from roost among 
fallen timber in an Acacia saligna scrub,planted around 25 years ago.

Reported by: Nathaniel Doecke on Wednesday, July 15, 2015


Date: Saturday, July 18, 2015

Location: Altona CSR Landcare Reserve, Lyndoch

Olive-backed Oriole (Oriolus sagittatus) (2) Seen from near the beginning of 
the yellow trail: immature birds sat quietly high in a bare tree, actually 
outside the reserve near the rusty-roofed storage building.

Reported by: Kevin Stracey on Saturday, July 18, 2015


Area: WA

Date: Saturday, July 18, 2015

Location: Fitzroy Crossing  WA

Blue-winged Kookaburra (Dacelo leachii) (1) Taken at 6.15am in the grounds of 
the Fitzroy River Lodge at Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberley, WA - Photos 

Reported by: Gordon Pateman on Saturday, July 18, 2015


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