Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Subject: Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest
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Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2016 13:35:06 +0000
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, January 4, 2016 to Sunday, January 10, 2016:

Area: SA

Date: Monday, January 4, 2016

Location: Lower Glenelg Conservation Park/Nelson/Lower Glenelg NP

Pied Currawong (Strepera graculina) (2+) Several birds heard calling while 
walking in the Lower Glenelg Conservation Park, a few hundred metres west of 
the SA/Vic border.

White-throated Needletail (Hirundapus caudacutus) (30+) A flock of Needletails 
flying just above the Nelson-Portland Road just out of Nelson (about 6 KM east 
of the SA border).
Other interesting species seen in the adjacent Lower Glenelg NP include good 
numbers of Gang-Gang Cockatoos feeding on seeding Acacias, Azure Kingfisher and 
Red-tailed Black Cockatoo at Moleside Creek,and great views of 2 Olive 
Whistlers at Forest Camp!

Reported by: Nathaniel Doecke on Thursday, January 7, 2016


Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Location: Picks Swamp, Piccanninie Ponds CP.

Brolga (Grus rubicunda) (2) 2 Brolgas feeding in a patch of grass/sedges on the 
edge of the swamp.

Magpie Goose (Anseranas semipalmata) (35+) At least 35 birds feeding among the 
Water Ribbons in the swamp.

Reported by: Nathaniel Doecke on Thursday, January 7, 2016


Date: Saturday, January 9, 2016

Location: Laratinga Wetlands

Latham's Snipe (Gallinago hardwickii) (1) Two brief sightings of one bird 
moving in and out of the reeds.

Spotless Crake (Porzana tabuensis) (1) Good views of one bird foraging on the 
mud close to the reeds.

Baillon's Crake (Porzana pusilla) (3) Very good views on three different ponds. 
One bird was within five metres and seemed unconcerned by our presence.

Australian Spotted Crake (Porzana fluminea) (5) Five birds seen on different 

Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) (1) One bird seen on picnic area side 
Pond Eleven. Seen again on the other side of the pond and could have been the 
same bird or maybe a second ?

Enid Pascoe, Bill Mountain and I visited Laratinga after the BirdsSA Angas 
River walk.

Together we saw 47 species.

Most ponds have very little water and some are completely dry.

The Latham's Snipe, the Spotless Crake, one Baillon's Crake and one Spotted 
Crake were all seen on the same pond!

We also had better than average views of about six Little Grassbirds feeding, 
and saw a group of five Common Bronzewing feeding together.

There was a large number of Pink-eared Ducks on the sewerage ponds. We could 
not find any Freckled Ducks.

Reported by: Rod Tetlow on Sunday, January 10, 2016


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