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Sightings (15) Key  Print...  Archive

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Palmer Place, North Adelaide

Mistletoebird (1) Adult male feeding in a tiny clump of mistletoe in a small roadside tree.

  Reported by Kevin Stracey - 30/06/2016 02:59:11 PM   

Education Rd Woodcroft 5162

Peregrine Falcon (1) Peregrine flew in and landed on top of transmission tower, an adult , but no size comparison to determine sex, very dark hood, after brief time flew to east. Good to see again in this area.

  Reported by William Brooker - 29/06/2016 08:19:16 PM   

Black Point, Y. P.

Double-banded Plover (24) In a flock of 52 shorebirds, with 12 Red-capped Plover & 16 overwintering Red-necked Stint.

When disturbed this flock flew onto a band of seaweed, which camouflaged them really well. I took photos from a distance, pointing the camera in what I hoped was the right spot. The 2 photos are of rather poor quality, but when enlarged greatly did allow a count of part of the flock.
  Reported by Margaret Tiller - 24/06/2016 05:14:10 PM   
JPG files - 2 files

Hindmarsh River estuary, Victor Harbor

Hooded Plover (2) Two birds foraging along the beach near the Hindmarsh River mouth.

  Reported by Nathaniel Doecke - 13/06/2016 09:10:01 PM   

Murray Mouth from Hindmarsh Island

Bar-tailed Godwit (6) Observed from the lookout foraging close to the Eastern edge of the channel.

  Reported by Winston Syson - 08/06/2016 03:35:57 PM   

Chappel Road Hindmarsh Island

Peaceful Dove (15) Flock of 15 foraging at the side of the road. For me it is the first time seen in this area.
Common Greenshank (3) Birds were feeding on a sand spit in the middle of the channel.

  Reported by Winston Syson - 08/06/2016 03:26:45 PM   

Victor Harbor

Northern Giant-Petrel (1) Immature bird swimming by The Bluff Jetty at the end of Franklin Parade, hoping for scraps from the fishermen.
Brown Quail (6) Earlier in the afternoon on Granite Island, a foraging group passed close to us, unconcerned as we stood quietly, some feeding only 2m from our feet. There were also calls between members of the group. Meanwhile, less quiet park users passed by on the path only 10m away.
Buff-banded Rail (1) A ridiculously tame bird was again foraging near the (closed) Granite Island cafe.

  Reported by Kevin Stracey - 28/05/2016 08:53:46 PM   

Waite St, Ethelton

Nankeen Night Heron (1) A young post-juvenile moult bird roosting in a Calistemmon in my backyard. I first noticed it because several Noisy Miners and Magpie Larks were kicking up a fuss. Later it moved to the top of the tree, possibly to get some sun, but it was then was swooped by Magpies and retreated to thicker foliage. Later still New Holland Honeyeaters discovered it and also made lots of noise.

It was very windy last night with strong gusty winds and intermittent rain so maybe it got a bit lost and/or needed shelter on its way to somewhere else. I have never seen one in my garden before but they are common in the Port area e.g. Garden Island, Torrens Island and other nearby suitable places.

  Reported by Ali Ben Kahn - 23/05/2016 12:15:25 PM   

Whites Road Wetlands

Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo (1) Photo attached
White-faced Heron (1) Photo attached
Pink-eared Duck (1) Photo attached
Superb Fairy-wren (1) More males than normal seen today. Photo Attached
Black-fronted Dotterel (1) Photo attached

  Reported by Gordon Pateman - 21/05/2016 01:08:02 PM   
JPG files - 5 files

Mutton Cove Conservation Park

Brown Quail (4) 4 adult birds seen foraging along fenceline near entrance gate by carpark on Mersey Rd.

  Reported by Ali Ben Kahn - 25/05/2016 03:04:50 PM   


Musk Duck (2) On the Effluent Lagoon
Crested Shrike-tit (2)
Freckled Duck (2) On concrete barrier in central pool

41 species in total. All usual birds including Red Kneed Dotterels, Red Browed Finches, young White Plumed Honeyeaters.

7 species of ducks.

2.5 hours bird-watching.

2 ring tailed possums!

Water level moderate .8m in central pond. Limited muddy areas.

Sue Winwood & Margaret Moxon

  Reported by Sue Winwood - 19/05/2016 03:57:17 PM   

Sheidow Park back yard

Mistletoebird (1) One female which foraged briefly in a fuchsia tree that was almost finished blooming.

First time I've seen a Mistletoebird in 16 years in my garden tho' Silvereye are common.

  Reported by Anthony John Bainbridge - 16/05/2016 11:34:04 AM   

Whites Rd Wetlands

Black-fronted Dotterel (1) 3 oblivious to the surrounds - photo attached

  Reported by Gordon Pateman - 15/05/2016 08:12:12 PM   
JPG files - 1 files

Reynella East

Straw-necked Ibis (1) one straw-necked ibis feeding with 30 Australian white ibis on grassland below wetlands on Panatalinga creek

  Reported by Heather Connolly - 10/05/2016 03:14:23 PM   

Hindmarsh Is Murray Mouth

Bar-tailed Godwit (11) 11 Bar tailed Godwit with 1 Black tailed just south of river mouth on sandbar feeding with great enthusiasm .
Sooty Oystercatcher (20) 20 Sooty Oystercatchers along with 10 Pied on Goolwa ocean beach , water right up to vegetation driven by big seas.
Red-necked Stint (30) Red neck Stint group some birds very coloured up, near Goolwa bird hide.

  Reported by William Brooker - 06/05/2016 06:42:03 PM   

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