Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest

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Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2016 14:35:06 +0000
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, August 29, 2016 to Sunday, September 4, 2016:

Area: SA

Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016

Location: On our Rockleigh property

Grey Shrike-thrush (Colluricincla harmonica) (2) A pair has moved in to the 
trees near our shed, and they have been calling all day. One has found its way 
into the dunny, maybe looking for a nesting spot. I rescued it twice on the 
weekend as it flapped against the walls trying to get out. We can't see how a 
bird that size can get in through the skinny gap that swallows used to squeeze 
through, and there are no other holes. We think.

Black Kite (Milvus migrans) (1) A group of 16 black kites appeared for the 
first time the day after the 2014 bushfire, looking for easy tucker, then we 
saw one last November. This weekend we were burning dead bushes to remove fuel, 
and were creating a fair bit of smoke. A black kite appeared, circled round 
over the fire, saw a human rather than lunch, and went. They usually hang 
around Murray Bridge, 25km away. Did it smell our smoke at that distance and 
come looking for a meal ?

Reported by: Barbara and Peter Bansemer on Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016

Location: Basham Beach CP

Eastern Curlew (Numenius madagascariensis) (1) Flying west-east along the 
coastline as we watched Southern Right Whales around Pullen Island.

Reported by: Kevin Stracey on Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Date: Thursday, September 1, 2016

Location: Lake Alexandrina

Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) (2) Looked like a pair of Grebes were 
eyeing off the thicker reed beds near Point Sturt as possible breeding site? 
Did not dive or feed while I was watching them?

Reported by: Anthony John Bainbridge on Sunday, September 4, 2016


Date: Thursday, September 1, 2016

Location: Piawalla Wetland

Whistling Kite (Haliastur sphenurus) (1) Lots active in area. Photo attached

Black Kite (Milvus migrans) (1) Many in the area. Photo attached.

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) (1) Protecting the nest. Photo attached

Nankeen Kestrel (Falco cenchroides) (1) Only 1 today. Photo attached.

Reported by: Gordon Pateman on Saturday, September 3, 2016


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