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Denver Road, Hindmarsh Island

Cattle Egret (4) Doing what it says on the tin: with a herd of Angus cattle on the north side of the road.

  Reported by Kevin Stracey - 23/10/2016 07:20:48 PM   

Corner of Linden St & Ponsonby St, Welland.

Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike (1) A single bird seen in small roadside paperbark trees and on nearby home phone lines. It flew about a bit, much to the consternation of several New Holland Honeyeaters, and occasionally dived down onto a lawn, at one stage returning to the phoneline with a worm, which it then ate.

  Reported by Ali Ben Kahn - 22/10/2016 02:49:30 PM   

Flinders Park

Rainbow Bee-eater (3) Three birds stopping briefly in a flowering apple tree then moving north. Was alerted to their presence by their calling. On flying north they seemed to mingle with Welcome Swallows. Last seen near Grange Road about 200 m east of Findon Road.

  Reported by Martyn Price - 15/10/2016 12:03:25 PM   

In Casuarinas on the southern side of the Joyce Snadden Reserve at the end of The Minories, Port Adelaide. This reserve borders the Port River.

Collared Sparrowhawk (1) I regularly visit several small parks in the Pt Adelaide area and was looking among some Casuarinas for breeding activity when I heard several White-plumed Honeyeaters, Red Wattlebirds & Noisy Miners making a big fuss. I thought there might be a nest in the vicinity but, on closer examination, found a Collared Sparrowhawk perched in one of the trees. The other birds were trying to drive it away but it merely moved from tree to tree.

  Reported by Ali Ben Kahn - 11/10/2016 01:01:03 PM   

Cobbler Creek Recreation Park

Tawny Frogmouth (2) To the north of the Babbler Loop Trail about 7m off the ground. A nest with one chick attended by an adult male.

  Reported by Birdpedia - 10/10/2016 08:20:05 AM   

Scrubby Hill Road, SE of Wistow

Elegant Parrot (6) 3 pairs of Elegant Parrot were seen on private property, with 1 pair using a hollow in a dead Eucalyptus.

There were 6 other species which alighted on this tree from time to time, including 3 Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike & 2 Dusky Woodswallow, showing how important it is to preserve dead trees!

  Reported by Margaret Tiller - 02/10/2016 01:51:48 PM   
JPG files - 1 files

Half way along the Seaford/Noarlunga rail bridge adjacent to the sanctuary on river side.

Common Sandpiper (1) A single bird working the samphire edges with that diagnostic tail bobbing wildly.

  Reported by Anthony John Bainbridge - 24/09/2016 10:35:15 PM   

On our Rockleigh property

Rainbow Bee-eater (10) Our first sighting for this season. We have never seen more than 5 bee-eaters previously (mum, dad and 3 young) but today there was a flock of 10-12 flitting in trees in the very wet creek line
Restless Flycatcher (1) Not often seen, but very nice when it does visit us
Australasian Grebe (1) The very rare visitor was on our biggest waterhole (which is not very big) in breeding plumage.

  Reported by Barbara and Peter Bansemer - 18/09/2016 09:25:59 PM   

Murray Bridge

Red-rumped Parrot (1) 1 of many feeding in grass along Wildens Way, Murray Bridge. Photo attached showing wings open and good view of red rump.

  Reported by Gordon Pateman - 18/09/2016 09:18:09 AM   
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Flagstaff Hill golf club....near11th. green

Australian Hobby (1) Pair seen at a nest built and used by Little Ravens last season. The Ravens had visited and started 'upgrading' the nest in late July but seem to have been displaced. This is the first Hobby nesting seen in over 20 years at the club and none have been seen here for close to a year.

  Reported by Colin Theakstone - 12/09/2016 04:32:48 PM   

Lake Alexandrina

Great Crested Grebe (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 - 04/09/2016 11:24:35 PM   

Piawalla Wetland

Whistling Kite (1) Lots active in area. Photo attached
Black Kite (1) Many in the area. Photo attached.
Peregrine Falcon (1) Protecting the nest. Photo attached
Nankeen Kestrel (1) Only 1 today. Photo attached.

  Reported by Gordon Pateman - 03/09/2016 02:54:01 PM   
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