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Date Sighting Views

Black Point, YP

White-winged Triller (2) ! male eventually seen, having followed its call for some time. Another bird was heard as well, but not seen. They were flying in & out of trees along the 'Walk the York' trail behind the houses, which is parallel to the beach.This was the first time I have recorded this species here.

  Reported by Margaret Tiller - 24/11/2015 09:03:05 AM   

Whites Rd Wetlands

Grey Shrike-thrush (1) Very obliging - photo attached
Silver Gull (1) With nagging child - photo attached
Black-shouldered Kite (1) From a distance - photo attached
Great Egret (1) Always look good to me - photo attached

  Reported by Gordon Pateman - 21/11/2015 04:45:54 PM   
JPG files - 5 files

Gregory street Port Elliot

Crested Shrike-tit (2) Male and Female birds were foraging in a Australian Blue Gum for Lerps.

  Reported by Winston Syson - 21/11/2015 11:58:44 AM   

Onkaparinga River NP

European Greenfinch (1) One female - photo attached
Little Pied Cormorant (1) One only with discoloured head - photo attached
Great Egret (1) Showing off its long neck - photo attached

  Reported by Gordon Pateman - 21/11/2015 03:38:35 PM   
JPG files - 3 files

The Barrage Goolwa

Ruddy Turnstone (1) Single bird feeding on a receding tide along with Sharp-tailed Sandpiper second pull in behind the Barrage. Uncommon in this location.

  Reported by Winston Syson - 20/11/2015 08:11:57 AM   

Magazine Rd Wetlands

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (20) Mainly in the top pond in front of the bird hide. Photo attached
Wood Sandpiper (150) All over but mainly in the pond in front of the bird hide. Photo attached
Whiskered Tern (30) Some flying and feeding, others in pond in front of the bird hide. Photo attached
Singing Honeyeater (2) One adult and one young. Photo attached
Great Egret (1) Just the one spotted today. Photo attached
Australasian Grebe (4) Four sighted only but there were many more Hoary Headed. Photo attached

  Reported by Gordon Pateman - 08/11/2015 01:51:08 PM   
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Port Clinton and Clinton CP

Eastern Curlew (1) A group of 40 seen initially at the beach at the end of Cumberland Street. They were among the small mangroves, were disturbed and flew north to the next small inlet. They then flew back to the mangrove area, before flying north again. They were seen again at the parking bay off the highway, this time standing in the water.
Grey-tailed Tattler (1) 3 birds seen at Cumberland Street beach with Greenshanks.
Common Greenshank (1) 12 birds roosting at Cumberland St beach.
Red-necked Stint (1) Total of 20 seen across both locations
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (1) About 8 birds some quite brightly coloured still

  Reported by Richard Woodland - 06/11/2015 03:35:59 PM   

Magazine Road Wetland

White-necked Heron (1) One bird flew in from the west and settled quietly in one of the middle ponds
Hoary-headed Grebe (31) A single group of 31 birds was in the pond in front of the bird hide. On 18 October there was a group of 23 birds in this pond and another 13 in the adjacent pond
Wood Sandpiper (2) Two birds were seen, and similarly two were also present on 18 October
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (1) There were, I would estimate, +30 Sharpies in and around the bird hide pond. It was fairly windy and many of them were sheltering on the fringes of the pond so were difficult to count.
Crested Tern (1) One bird was sitting on a bank in the first pond than runs alongside the road into the wetland. This is my first sighting of this species at Magazine Road.
Australian Pelican (22) In addition to the 22 in the ponds there were at least another half a dozen flying about the area. In my experience this is quite a large number for this site.

  Reported by Rod Tetlow - 26/10/2015 08:14:33 PM   

Dry Creek Trails Valley View

Willie-wagtail (1) With young, but as is very often the case, the nest is very close to a Magpie Lark's nest. This fact is also prevalent at Whites Rd in 3 areas around the smallest of the bottom ponds/lakes.

Also noted that the Horsfields Bronze-Cuckoo is still around the pile of dead branches/sticks in the paddock at the bottom of the smallest of the ponds/lakes.

Photos attached.
Australian White Ibis (1) At least 30 meters up a gum tree. Photo attached.
Collared Sparrowhawk (1) 2 Willie Wagtails making their danger signals attracted me to a dark patch in a tree some 50 meters away. Not the best photo but looks to me like a Collared Sparrowhawk.

  Reported by Gordon Pateman - 25/10/2015 11:14:40 AM   
JPG files - 6 files

Gawler River - diversion dam next to Northern Expressway (Two Wells Road)

Pink-eared Duck (7) Birds eventually flew towards Gawler
Australian Shelduck (2) No adults seen, just 2 ducklings paddling out of reeds
Red-kneed Dotterel (3) I
Black-fronted Dotterel (1)
Australian White Ibis (2)
Black-winged Stilt (2)
Pacific Black Duck (2)

Water levels dropping exposing muddy areas. The dotterel so we're in amongst some of the exposed reeds.
  Reported by Richard Woodland - 27/10/2015 07:04:45 PM   

Pengilly Scrub, Molloy Road, Wasleys

Budgerigar (10) Feeding quietly near the entrance gate.

The scrub was very lively, including three species each of Parrots and Woodswallows, lots of Bee-eaters and an Owlet-Nightjar. Surprisingly, no Rufous Songlarks were observed.
  Reported by Kevin Stracey - 26/10/2015 10:16:37 AM   


Washpool ALdinga

Cape Barren Goose (1) 20 Cape Barren Geese feeding in grass on Northern side of Washpool

Water in both ponds, but drying out. Usual Black winged Stilts, Grey Teal, White faced Heron, Black Swans, Masked Lapwing, Whiskered Tern, 2 silver gulls.
  Reported by Sue Winwood - 25/10/2015 02:20:42 PM   

Sandy Creek Conservation Park

Olive-backed Oriole (1) Adult male bird sighted near restored cottage (adj. Pimpala Rd). It aggressively pursued a pair of grey shrike-thrush for 200m from where first sighted, but later returned to investigate a processional caterpillar nest. It remained silent for the 10 minute observation period and did not respond to calls.

  Reported by Jeff Philcox - 25/10/2015 12:01:31 PM   
JPG files - 3 files

Black Point, Y.P.

Painted Button-quail (1) One female was seen, plus some fresh platelets, in my garden area at Black Point. Interestingly I saw one near this place last year on October 2nd.

  Reported by Margaret Tiller - 06/11/2015 03:33:50 PM   

Point Sturt Road, Point Sturt, private property

White-throated Gerygone (1) A single bird heard calling over the last few days. This is the second sighting at this location in the past two years(September 2013).

  Reported by Michaela Doecke - 22/10/2015 10:15:10 AM   
JPG files - 2 files

Goolwa Effluent Ponds

Banded Stilt (5) Five adults feeding in a tight group loosely associated with 8 Black-winged Stilts although when disturbed they all flew around together but settled again and returned to feeding separately.

I was surprised how shallow the main pool is. The Stilts were walking around in the centre of it. Two of the 3 smaller pools are completely dry. The value of this site has declined since the construction of two high banked reservoirs adjacent and to which there is no public access. The entrances to the site now have elaborate rustic wooden signs stating "Kessell Road Ponds". The money would have been better spent on buying some water!
  Reported by Jeffrey Crocker - 21/10/2015 08:52:46 PM   

Smaller pond off western side of Main South Road and Onkaparinga River road bridge, adjacent to Old Noarlunga township and alongside the Boy Scout Hall

Blue-billed Duck (1) One or two of the Blue-billed Ducks have been appearing in the ponds off Main Sth Rd each year around Winter/Spring, likely because this is the only pond/lake that has water now and almost all year around. Was unaware if they actually bred here or not until this morning when I photographed a female and 4 ducklings hugging the reed beds on the far side of the smaller and deeper pond this morning. First sighting of ducklings of this species I've seen, and lovely to think they may continue to breed annually, here's hoping they continue each year

  Reported by Colin Cock - 20/10/2015 03:35:36 PM   
JPG files - 2 files

Whites Rd Wetlands

Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo (1) This is to advise that I have been informed by 3 of the 54 viewers that the photos of a Shining Bronze-Cuckoo posted yesterday are in fact photos of a Horsefield's Bronze-Cuckoo. After some research, I agree. Sorry for the incorrect identification.

  Reported by Gordon Pateman - 18/10/2015 04:36:19 PM   

Whites Road Wetlands

Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo (1) Young bird. First time I have seen a Cuckoo at Whites Rd. Photos attached.
Superb Fairy-wren (1) Having a good clean up. Photos attached.

  Reported by Gordon Pateman - 17/10/2015 03:28:14 PM   
JPG files - 6 files

Sandy Creek CP (outing)

White-winged Chough (1) Seen feeding young in nest - Photo attached
Common Bronzewing (1) Photo attached
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike (1) Photo attached
Red-capped Robin (1) Female - photo attached
Peaceful Dove (1) Photo Attached
Varied Sittella (1) Photo attached
Diamond Firetail (1) A few seen - photo attached
Brown Goshawk (1) Watching its nest - Photo attached

  Reported by Gordon Pateman - 15/10/2015 05:03:07 PM   
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