Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Sun, 1 Nov 2015 13:35:05 +0000
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, October 26, 2015 to Sunday, November 1, 2015:

Area: SA

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Location: Pengilly Scrub, Molloy Road, Wasleys

Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) (10) Feeding quietly near the entrance 

The scrub was very lively, including three species each of Parrots and 
Woodswallows, lots of Bee-eaters and an Owlet-Nightjar.  Surprisingly, no 
Rufous Songlarks were observed.

Reported by: Kevin Stracey on Monday, October 26, 2015


Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Location: Gawler River - diversion dam next to Northern Expressway (Two Wells 

Pink-eared Duck (Malacorhynchus membranaceus) (7) Birds eventually flew towards 

Australian Shelduck (Tadorna tadornoides) (2) No adults seen, just 2 ducklings 
paddling out of reeds

Red-kneed Dotterel (Erythrogonys cinctus) (3) I

Black-fronted Dotterel (Elseyornis melanops) (1)

Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis molucca) (2)

Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) (2)

Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa) (2)

Water levels dropping exposing muddy areas. The dotterel so we're in amongst 
some of the exposed reeds.

Reported by: Richard Woodland on Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Date: Sunday, October 25, 2015

Location: Magazine Road Wetland

White-necked Heron (Ardea pacifica) (1) One bird flew in from the west and 
settled quietly in one of the middle ponds

Hoary-headed Grebe (Poliocephalus poliocephalus) (31) A single group of 31 
birds was in the pond in front of the bird hide. On 18 October there was a 
group of 23 birds in this pond and another 13 in the adjacent pond

Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) (2) Two birds were seen, and similarly two 
were also present on 18 October

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata) (1) There were, I would estimate,  
+30 Sharpies in and around the bird hide pond. It was fairly windy and many of 
them were sheltering on the fringes of the pond so were difficult to count.

Crested Tern (Sterna bergii) (1) One bird was sitting on a bank in the first 
pond than runs alongside the road into the wetland. This is my first sighting 
of this species at Magazine Road.

Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus) (22) In addition to the 22 in the 
ponds there were at least another half a dozen flying about the area. In my 
experience this is quite a large number for this site.

Reported by: Rod Tetlow on Monday, October 26, 2015


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