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Sightings (16) Key  Print...  Archive

 
SA
Date Sighting Views
23/09/2016

 Update 
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.

0
  Reported by Anthony John Bainbridge - 24/09/2016 10:35:15 PM   
 
18/09/2016

 Update 
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.

0
  Reported by Barbara and Peter Bansemer - 18/09/2016 09:25:59 PM   
 
17/09/2016

 Update 
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.

10
  Reported by Gordon Pateman - 18/09/2016 09:18:09 AM   
JPG files - 1 files
 
10/09/2016

 Update 
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.

4
  Reported by Colin Theakstone - 12/09/2016 04:32:48 PM   
 
01/09/2016

 Update 
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?

7
  Reported by Anthony John Bainbridge - 04/09/2016 11:24:35 PM   
 
01/09/2016

 Update 
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.

22
  Reported by Gordon Pateman - 03/09/2016 02:54:01 PM   
JPG files - 4 files
 
28/08/2016

 Update 
On our Rockleigh property

Grey Shrike-thrush (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 (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 ?

8
  Reported by Barbara and Peter Bansemer - 31/08/2016 10:12:24 PM   
 
28/08/2016

 Update 
Basham Beach CP

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

4
  Reported by Kevin Stracey - 31/08/2016 06:24:39 PM   
 
24/08/2016

 Update 
Morgan Conservation Park

White-throated Gerygone (1) seen foraging in upper canopy.

eastern section of park

2
  Reported by Bill Alcock - 27/08/2016 01:19:08 PM   
 
21/08/2016

 Update 
Port Augusta

Black-eared Cuckoo (4) single birds calling from widely separate Acacia/chenopod habitat surrounding Port Augusta, mid July 2016.
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo (7) single birds calling from widely separate Acacia/chenopod habitat surrounding Port Augusta, mid July 2016.
Pallid Cuckoo (2) single birds observed in Acacia/chenopod habitat alongside Yorkey's Crossing Road, near Port Augusta, mid July 2016.
White-backed Swallow (6) hawking insects over chenopod sandhills and Upper Spencer Gulf shoreline, Redbanks alongside Port Augusta, mid July 2016.
Crested Bellbird (5) single males observed and photographed calling from widely separate Acacia/chenopod habitat surrounding Port Augusta, mid July 2016.
Diamond Firetail (10) in mallee habitat at base of Dutchman Stern, Flinders Ranges (NE of Port Augusta), mid July 2016.
Tawny-crowned Honeyeater (1) in mallee habitat at base of Dutchman Stern, Flinders Ranges (NE of Port Augusta), mid July 2016.
Grey-fronted Honeyeater (7) 4 in mallee habitat at base of Dutchman Stern, Flinders Ranges (NE of Port Augusta), mid July 2016.

3 in mallee habitat at Telowie Gorge, Flinders Ranges (S of Port Augusta), mid July 2016.
Brown Goshawk (1) single female at Telowie Gorge, Flinders Ranges (S of Port Augusta), mid July 2016.
Apostlebird (10) 2 observed alongside Pichi Richi Pass road, S of Quorn, mid July 2016

8 at Warren Gorge, Flinders Ranges, mid July 2016.

10
  Reported by Chris Baxter - 21/08/2016 06:17:15 AM   
 
21/08/2016

 Update 
Upper Eyre Peninsula

Gilbert's Whistler (4) 2 pairs in seperate mallee locations E and W of Secret Rocks, mid July 2016.
Southern Scrub-robin (10) five separate pairs in mallee/melaleuca habitat E and W of Secret Rocks, mid July 2016.
Western Yellow Robin (6) three separate pairs in mallee habitat E and W of Secret Rocks, mid July 2016.
Rufous Treecreeper (10) at several different locations in mallee habitat E and W of Secret Rocks, mid July 2016.
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren (6) in mallee habitat E and W of Secret Rocks, mid July 2016.
Western Grasswren (3) photographed in chenopod habitat alongside Whyalla/Iron Knob Road, mid July 2016.
Emu (1) male accidentally flushed from nest with 9 eggs in dense mallee habitat E of Secret Rocks, mid July 2016.
Splendid Fairy-wren (10) two separate parties in mallee habitat E of Secret Rocks, mid July 2016; one party with a single male in partial breeding plumage.
White-fronted Honeyeater (50+) a significant concentration of this species in flowering sandhill mallee/triodia habitat, N of Poochera, mid July 2016; extremely active and vocal.
Crested Bellbird (2) photographed whilst calling in flowering sandhill mallee/triodia habitat, N of Poochera, mid July 2016.

7
  Reported by Chris Baxter - 21/08/2016 05:52:56 AM   
 
21/08/2016

 Update 
Port Augusta

Blue-winged Parrot (10) mostly immature; chenopod plain near Yorkey's Crossing, several km N of Port Augusta, mid July 2016.
Elegant Parrot (10) mostly immature; chenopod plain near Yorkey's Crossing, several km N of Port Augusta, mid July 2016; intermixed with Elegant Parrots.
Rufous Fieldwren (6) single birds at six different locations surrounding Port Augusta; semi arid chenopod habitat; mid July 2016.
Redthroat (10) mostly paired birds in semi arid wesern myall/chenopod habitat surrounding Port Augusta; mid July 2016.
Rufous Songlark (4) single birds calling consistently in wooded habitat at different locations surrounding Port Augusta; mid July 2016.
Brown Songlark (5) single males undertaking conspicuous song flights in open chenopod plains surrounding Port Augusta; all were in partial or pronounced breeding plumage; mid July 2016.
Hooded Robin (2) a pair in Acacia/chenopod habitat N of Port Augusta (S of Bookaloo), mid July 2016.
Sacred Kingfisher (1) foraging in mangrove habitat at Redbanks, upper Spencer Gulf (alongside Arid Lands Botanic Garden), mid July 2016.
Australian White Ibis (1) foraging in mangrove habitat at Redbanks, upper Spencer Gulf (alongside Arid Lands Botanic Garden), mid July 2016; first record of this species for Arid Lands Botanic Garden/Redbanks bird list.
Little Eagle (1) light phase individual on southern outskirts of Port Augusta, mid July 2016.

6
  Reported by Chris Baxter - 21/08/2016 05:19:34 AM   
 
21/08/2016

 Update 
Coorong NP

Rufous Bristlebird (2) 1,1 (2 in total); in coastal dune habitat near Salt Creek; photographed; late July 2016.

11
  Reported by Chris Baxter - 21/08/2016 04:47:07 AM   
 
21/08/2016

 Update 
Kan

Adelaide Hills

Chestnut-rumped Heathwren (6) 2,1,2,1 (6 in total); Black Hill CP; in 4 separate locations surrounding Black Hill Summit.

5
  Reported by Chris Baxter - 21/08/2016 04:41:36 AM   
 
06/08/2016

 Update 
Rocky Gully

Southern Scrub-robin (1) New sighting for me. 2 birds in the same area. Photos attached
Golden Whistler (1) A very accommodating bird near the carpark. Photos attached.

18
  Reported by Gordon Pateman - 07/08/2016 08:33:55 AM   
JPG files - 4 files
 
02/08/2016

 Update 
Black Point, Y.P.

Double-banded Plover (19) 19 Double-banded Plover, mostly in full breeding plumage were standing in the seaweed at the sand spit at high tide. Suddenly a large dog appeared from around the corner & decided to have a swim, startling them into flight. The photo shows 7 of them with 3 Red-necked Stint.

20
  Reported by Margaret Tiller - 05/08/2016 10:51:30 AM   
JPG files - 1 files
 



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