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Sightings (9) Key  Print...  Archive

Date Sighting Views

On our bone-dry property at Rockleigh

Spotted Pardalote (1) A very uncommon bird at Rockleigh. Last sighting was in June 2013. Its colouring was brilliant, as were the striated pardalotes (often seen or heard)
Straw-necked Ibis (2) Now what on earth were the ibis finding to eat on our parched land ? Millipedes seem to be the only creature living on the ground, hardly an ant to be seen. The ibis have only appeared twice before, in big flocks. First time huge numbers of locust hoppers had hatched and the ibis cleaned them up. Second time was a few days after the 2014 bushfire when everything was black and presumably there were lots of barbecued invertebrates.

  Reported by Barbara and Peter Bansemer - 17/11/2019 09:53:02 PM   

In our garden in 3rd Avenue, St Peters and nearby

White-winged Triller (1) I had been hearing the triller (a male) in and around our garden for about 10 days before finally spotting it, but am not familiar with the call. It loved hiding in our massive gum tree or in the plane trees over the road, then going quiet and a few minutes later calling from behind my back. Frustrating !

  Reported by Barbara and Peter Bansemer - 08/11/2019 10:41:22 AM   

Beyond wetlands Hayborough

White-winged Triller (1) Male bird first time seen in Port Elliot area. Male bird as been observed for at least 6 days.
Freckled Duck (2) Birds were easy to see close to the walking track nearest the main road
Cape Barren Goose (1) Single bird.

  Reported by Winston Syson - 04/11/2019 02:46:01 PM   

On our Rockleigh property

Diamond Firetail (1)
Straw-necked Ibis (1)
Elegant Parrot (2)

I was doing 3 20-minute Backyard Bird Count sessions, for once sitting in 3 different places for 20 minutes each. It is hard for me to stay in one place, but I did see birds I rarely see. First a straw-necked ibis flew over our shed from the Murray Bridge direction. There is little water in the 25km between the river and Rockleigh and the bird would have been hard pressed to find any in the direction it was going.

Then down in the creek line a diamond firetail was hopping around a dead bush. Finally in a different creek line 2 elegant parrots were sitting in a tree. It is very dry at Rockleigh and my score was only 15 species altogether.

  Reported by Barbara and Peter Bansemer - 28/10/2019 07:59:11 PM   

Kinchina CP (Previously Rocky Gully cp)

Red-backed Kingfisher (1) 50 meters past where the Crimson Chats are normally

  Reported by Gordon Pateman - 26/10/2019 03:23:10 PM   

Kinchina CP, Murray Bridge

Crimson Chat (10) Rick Williams
White-browed Woodswallow (10) Rick Williams
Masked Woodswallow (25) Rick Williams
Dusky Woodswallow (6) Rick Williams
Hooded Robin (1) Rick Williams
Rufous Whistler (1) Rick Williams
Golden Whistler (1) Rick Williams

Sightings of some of the "less-common" birds plus several other species
  Reported by Anthea Williams - 27/09/2019 03:17:41 PM   

Kinchina CP

Australian Ringneck (4)
Spotted Pardalote (3)
Mistletoebird (2)
Chestnut-rumped Thornbill (6)
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo (1)
White-winged Triller (8)

First visit to Kinchina CP but no Crimson Chat !! A number of other birds besides those listed
  Reported by Anthea Williams - 24/09/2019 08:49:33 PM   

Bool lagoon Naracoote

White-bellied Sea-Eagle (1) Adult bird was seeding up huge numbers of ducks and other species but with little hunting success. Lagoon was less then half full but there were thousands of birds to be seen.but from a distance.

  Reported by Winston Syson - 24/09/2019 09:23:57 AM   
Date Sighting Views

On the banks of the Torrens near the university footbridge

Australian Wood Duck (42) Have you ever seen a duck duck ? Doing an Australian Backyard Bird Count there were at least 42 wood ducks in the river and on the banks. And lots of other birds. Anyway, a magpie decided to have a bit of fun. He picked a family of wood ducks, dad, mum and 10 adolescents, grazing on the lawns. Swoop, and 12 ducks ducked. Back he came for another go, and another, and another. I took pity and wheeled my bike past the scene, and the magpie retreated.

  Reported by Barbara and Peter Bansemer - 28/10/2019 07:49:21 PM   

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