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NSW
Date Sighting Views
07/03/2016

 Update 
Harden NSW

Collared Sparrowhawk (1) This little fellow is hanging around my garden in the hope of catching a baby chicken or two

6
  Reported by Susan Smeeton - 08/03/2016 05:47:52 AM   
 
 
SA
Date Sighting Views
02/05/2016

 Update 
Middleton, Surfers Parade Beach to Middleton Beach

Endangered - Name Hidden (1)

0
  Reported by Amanda Pearce - 02/05/2016 06:45:48 PM   
 
30/04/2016

 Update 
Onkaparinga River NP

Peregrine Falcon (2) Pair drifting low over Piggott Range Rd. Have not seen them recently, they did not breed at Old Noarlunga last season (that I know of) hopefully they will this spring.

0
  Reported by William Brooker - 01/05/2016 09:03:02 AM   
 
23/04/2016

 Update 
Monato CP

Southern Scrub-robin (2) The pair was seen in the far south-western corner of the Monato CP, a 2 hour walk around the boundary fence from the car park.

5
  Reported by Leonard Bailey - 25/04/2016 09:45:26 AM   
 
23/04/2016

 Update 
Whites Rd Wetlands, Globe Derby SA

White-winged Fairy-wren (1) From the carpark, walk to the pylon at the end of the road between the left hand pond and the riding school. The wrens were in some bushes about 10 o'clock to the pylon. They were also there last Saturday. Photos attached.

21
  Reported by Gordon Pateman - 23/04/2016 02:45:02 PM   
JPG files - 4 files
 
19/04/2016

 Update 
Corner Westminster St & first Ave, St Peters

Australian Hobby (1) While walking home, a block from very busy Payneham Road in the rush hour, a bird carrying another in its claws flew close to the ground and dropped its victim on the footpath. The victim was a very young fluffy wattlebird without enough markings to show whether it was a little wattlebird or a red wattlebird. It had a puncture wound in the side of its head. I rolled it over but it was almost dead. Looking up, there was a hobby on the powerlines 5 metres above me, looking intently at me. I walked on while the hobby continued looking at me. Later in the evening the victim had vanished, presumably as dinner.

8
  Reported by Barbara and Peter Bansemer - 20/04/2016 05:43:11 PM   
 
17/04/2016

 Update 
Port Stanvac jetty reef.

Sooty Oystercatcher (1) Interesting to see a small group of these birds sitting on the small reef which runs parallel to the beach from the base section of the now defunct port Stanvac jetty running south/north. I have observed Sooty oyster-catchers on a number of occasions on Port Noarlunga reef on low tides but this sighting was a first for me.

1
  Reported by Anthony John Bainbridge - 17/04/2016 10:09:06 PM   
 
17/04/2016

 Update 
Laratinga Wetlands Mount Barker.

Spotless Crake (1) flitting along a thin reed bed very low for about 20 metres before settling and giving me a diagnostic look at its red eye.

0
  Reported by Anthony John Bainbridge - 17/04/2016 10:02:07 PM   
 
12/04/2016

 Update 
Approximately 2 kms out to sea (Boat) off Seaford Trig Point.

Australasian Gannet (1) Flying purposefully south about 20 metres high. These birds are only an irregular sighting while fishing the Seaford area and seldom in any numbers over the many years I've observed them here.

1
  Reported by Anthony John Bainbridge - 17/04/2016 10:14:36 PM   
 
30/03/2016

 Update 
Nine-Mile Road, Strathalbyn

Black-chinned Honeyeater (1) Single bird in Red Gums surrounding the Creation Care nursery,about 2.5 KM south of Strathalbyn. Haven't recorded Black-chins here for a couple of years.

Also heard one a couple weeks earlier along Burnside Creek, about 3 km NE of Strathalbyn.

1
  Reported by Nathaniel Doecke - 02/04/2016 10:19:55 PM   
 
30/03/2016

 Update 
Kangaroo Island

Curlew Sandpiper (1) at high tide roost with assorted waders, Bay of Shoals, 25 Mar 2016; heartbreaking to witness decline of this species on KI over past 20 years-hard pressed to find it now in KI habitats where it was once moderately common.
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (2) at high tide roost with assorted waders, Bay of Shoals, 25 Mar 2016; heartbreaking to witness decline of this species on KI over past 20 years-much diminished in KI habitats where it was once quite common.
White-faced Heron (70) at high tide roost with assorted waders, Bay of Shoals, 25 Mar 2016
Ruddy Turnstone (56) at high tide roost with assorted waders, Bay of Shoals, 25 Mar 2016; some individuals showing pronounced breeding colour/plumage.
Little Grassbird (12+) in samphire saltmarsh association, Bay of Shoals and Western Cove, 25 Mar 2016
Caspian Tern (3) adult with 2 recently (month+) fledged immature, Bay of Shoals, 25 Mar 2016.
Little Egret (1) foraging over exposed mud flats at low tide, Western Cove, 25 Mar 2016
Cape Barren Goose (200) on early germinated green paddocks at Hanson Bay Sanctuary, 8 Mar 2016; germination due to heavy falls of unseasonal cyclonic summer rain; signs of birds pairing off and courting in readiness for possible early start to breeding season.
Freckled Duck (2) roosting with small numbers of Teal on dead, emergent River Red Gum logs in freshwater Duck Lagoon, Cygnet River, 21 Mar 2016
Blue-billed Duck (10) Kingscote sewage pond, 23 Mar 2016; 50:50 ratio of male and female; two males still showing pronounced breeding colour; remainder of males well advanced into eclipse plumage moult.

1
  Reported by Chris Baxter - 30/03/2016 03:22:30 AM   
 
30/03/2016

 Update 
Kangaroo Island

Whistling Kite (2) a pair over NW Curly Creek sector of Murrays Lagoon, Cape Cantheaume CP, 29 Mar 2016; my first observation of a pair of birds together on KI; it will be interesting to see whether they take up residence at this seemingly suitable habitat-as opposed to past experiences when vagrant individuals offered only fleeting glimpses before disappearing back to mainland; this pair were circling over shallows and causing panic amongst the many waterfowl and other water birds below.
Double-banded Plover (35) foraging in dry samphire (Sarcocornia) ground cover on perimeter of a mostly dry Rush Lagoon, 29 Mar 2016.
Double-banded Plover (30) congregated with assorted waders at Cape Rouge high tide roost, Bay of Shoals, 25 Mar 2016.
Bar-tailed Godwit (3) congregated with assorted waders at Cape Rouge high tide roost, Bay of Shoals, 25 Mar 2016.
Great Knot (10) congregated with assorted waders at Cape Rouge high tide roost, Bay of Shoals, 25 Mar 2016.
Red Knot (6) congregated with assorted waders at Cape Rouge high tide roost, Bay of Shoals, 25 Mar 2016.
Red-necked Stint (c500) congregated with assorted waders at Cape Rouge high tide roost, Bay of Shoals, 25 Mar 2016.
Grey Plover (15) congregated with assorted waders at Cape Rouge high tide roost, Bay of Shoals, 25 Mar 2016.
Hooded Plover (14) 4 adults and 10 grey-headed immatures on exposed limestone substrate at low tide, c 1 km N of Cape Rouge, northern edge of Bay of Shoals, 20 Mar 2016.
Rock Parrot (11) several adult, remainder immature; feeding in samphire saltmarsh association, Bay of Shoals, 25 Mar 2016.

3
  Reported by Chris Baxter - 30/03/2016 02:39:58 AM   
 
26/03/2016

 Update 
Dry Creek Trails Valley View

Rainbow Lorikeet (1) First time I have seen the conglomeration of coloured feathers under the tail of this bird. Amazing. Photo attached.

46
  Reported by Gordon Pateman - 27/03/2016 03:34:12 PM   
JPG files - 1 files
 
20/03/2016

 Update 
Gregory Street Port Elliot

Cape Barren Goose (30) Birds were flying high over Pt Elliot show ground and heading West,birds were constantly calling.

2
  Reported by Winston Syson - 21/03/2016 01:35:52 PM   
 
17/03/2016

 Update 
Lions birdhide Barrage Rd Goolwa

Spotless Crake (4) Birds were observed in several areas of the swamp but could be seen just out from the hide. Reeds in front of the hide had been slashed and the water level had dropped leaving good areas of mud on the margins.

2
  Reported by Winston Syson - 21/03/2016 01:29:06 PM   
 
17/03/2016

 Update 
Laratinga Wetlands

Crested Shrike-tit (4) Two adults feeding two young in the lower canopy of a gum tree. Occasionally being harassed by White-plumed Honeyeaters. The gum trees were to the west of the toilet block and shelters (see GPS reading).

13
  Reported by Birdpedia - 19/03/2016 11:13:35 AM   
 
17/03/2016

 Update 
Small island behind the Barrage,Barrage Rd Goolwa

Common Sandpiper (1) On small island behind the Barrage.

9
  Reported by Winston Syson - 17/03/2016 04:06:27 PM   
 
17/03/2016

 Update 
Lion's Bird Hide Barrage Rd Goolwa

Spotless Crake (4) Birds were to be found in several areas of the swamp but were easy to observe from the hide. The reeds have been slashed at the front of the hide,water level as dropped so lots of mud showing around the margins.
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (30) Out in front of hide.

7
  Reported by Winston Syson - 17/03/2016 04:03:31 PM   
 
14/03/2016

 Update 
Kepa Road Murray Bridge East

Striped Honeyeater (1) The bird was seen on the Northern side of Kepa road, near the Brukunga Rifle Range, just over the fence in a lightly wooded area with a number of Spiny-cheeked Honeyeaters in attendance.

4
  Reported by Leonard Bailey - 16/03/2016 02:03:09 PM   
 
12/03/2016

 Update 

 Notes 
On our Rockleigh property

Diamond Firetail (3)
Rainbow Bee-eater (2)
Shining Bronze-Cuckoo (1)
Magpie-lark (2)

A brilliant weekend at Rockleigh, with 26 species seen, including not-often-seen birds apart from those listed above - black-faced cuckoo shrikes, purple-crowned lorikeets, Australian ringneck, white-browed babblers. On a usual weekend we see 15-18 species. Magpie larks appeared for a few weeks after the January 2014 bushfire, then vanished till last September, then vanished again. This weekend they sat on the shed roof, and very aggressively chased a wedgie, aided by a magpie. Wedgies are not very manoeuvrable and smaller birds enjoy making thorough pests of themselves.
10
  Reported by Barbara and Peter Bansemer - 14/03/2016 07:07:20 AM   
 
 
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