Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Subject: Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest
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Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2016 13:35:06 +0000
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, March 14, 2016 to Sunday, March 20, 2016:

Area: SA

Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016

Location: On our Rockleigh property

Diamond Firetail (Stagonopleura guttata) (3)

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus) (2)

Shining Bronze-Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx lucidus) (1)

Magpie-lark (Grallina cyanoleuca) (2)

A brilliant weekend at Rockleigh, with 26 species seen, including 
not-often-seen birds apart from those listed above -  black-faced cuckoo 
shrikes, purple-crowned lorikeets, Australian ringneck, white-browed babblers. 
On a usual weekend we see 15-18 species. Magpie larks appeared for a few weeks 
after the January 2014 bushfire, then vanished till last September, then 
vanished again. This weekend they sat on the shed roof, and very aggressively 
chased a wedgie, aided by a magpie. Wedgies are not very manoeuvrable and 
smaller birds enjoy making thorough pests of themselves.

We hope we got the ID of the shining bronze-cuckoo right, from its call, 
general shape and way of perching - the light was poor when it appeared. The 
same bird was seen in mid-February and gave only a brief view, but called from 
a hidden spot.

Reported by: Barbara and Peter Bansemer on Monday, March 14, 2016


Date: Monday, March 14, 2016

Location: Kepa Road Murray Bridge East

Striped Honeyeater (Plectorhyncha lanceolata) (1) The bird was seen on the 
Northern side of Kepa road, near the Brukunga Rifle Range, just over the fence 
in a lightly wooded area with a number of Spiny-cheeked Honeyeaters in 

Reported by: Leonard Bailey on Wednesday, March 16, 2016


Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016

Location: Small island behind the Barrage,Barrage Rd Goolwa

Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) (1) On small island behind the Barrage.

Reported by: Winston Syson on Thursday, March 17, 2016


Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016

Location: Laratinga Wetlands

Crested Shrike-tit (Falcunculus frontatus) (4) Two adults feeding two young in 
the lower canopy of a gum tree. Occasionally being harassed by White-plumed 
Honeyeaters. The gum trees were to the west of the toilet block and shelters 
(see GPS reading).

Reported by: Birdpedia on Saturday, March 19, 2016


Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016

Location: Lion's Bird Hide Barrage Rd Goolwa

Spotless Crake (Porzana tabuensis) (4) Birds were to be found in several areas 
of the swamp but were easy to observe from the hide. The reeds have been 
slashed at the front of the hide,water level as dropped so lots of mud showing 
around the margins.

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata) (30) Out in front of hide.

Reported by: Winston Syson on Thursday, March 17, 2016


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