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Sightings (20) Key  Print...  Archive

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Victor Harbor

Northern Giant-Petrel (1) Immature bird swimming by The Bluff Jetty at the end of Franklin Parade, hoping for scraps from the fishermen.
Brown Quail (6) Earlier in the afternoon on Granite Island, a foraging group passed close to us, unconcerned as we stood quietly, some feeding only 2m from our feet. There were also calls between members of the group. Meanwhile, less quiet park users passed by on the path only 10m away.
Buff-banded Rail (1) A ridiculously tame bird was again foraging near the (closed) Granite Island cafe.

  Reported by Kevin Stracey - 28/05/2016 08:53:46 PM   

Waite St, Ethelton

Nankeen Night Heron (1) A young post-juvenile moult bird roosting in a Calistemmon in my backyard. I first noticed it because several Noisy Miners and Magpie Larks were kicking up a fuss. Later it moved to the top of the tree, possibly to get some sun, but it was then was swooped by Magpies and retreated to thicker foliage. Later still New Holland Honeyeaters discovered it and also made lots of noise.

It was very windy last night with strong gusty winds and intermittent rain so maybe it got a bit lost and/or needed shelter on its way to somewhere else. I have never seen one in my garden before but they are common in the Port area e.g. Garden Island, Torrens Island and other nearby suitable places.

  Reported by Ali Ben Kahn - 23/05/2016 12:15:25 PM   

Whites Road Wetlands

Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo (1) Photo attached
White-faced Heron (1) Photo attached
Pink-eared Duck (1) Photo attached
Superb Fairy-wren (1) More males than normal seen today. Photo Attached
Black-fronted Dotterel (1) Photo attached

  Reported by Gordon Pateman - 21/05/2016 01:08:02 PM   
JPG files - 5 files

Mutton Cove Conservation Park

Brown Quail (4) 4 adult birds seen foraging along fenceline near entrance gate by carpark on Mersey Rd.

  Reported by Ali Ben Kahn - 25/05/2016 03:04:50 PM   


Musk Duck (2) On the Effluent Lagoon
Crested Shrike-tit (2)
Freckled Duck (2) On concrete barrier in central pool

41 species in total. All usual birds including Red Kneed Dotterels, Red Browed Finches, young White Plumed Honeyeaters.

7 species of ducks.

2.5 hours bird-watching.

2 ring tailed possums!

Water level moderate .8m in central pond. Limited muddy areas.

Sue Winwood & Margaret Moxon

  Reported by Sue Winwood - 19/05/2016 03:57:17 PM   

Sheidow Park back yard

Mistletoebird (1) One female which foraged briefly in a fuchsia tree that was almost finished blooming.

First time I've seen a Mistletoebird in 16 years in my garden tho' Silvereye are common.

  Reported by Anthony John Bainbridge - 16/05/2016 11:34:04 AM   

Whites Rd Wetlands

Black-fronted Dotterel (1) 3 oblivious to the surrounds - photo attached

  Reported by Gordon Pateman - 15/05/2016 08:12:12 PM   
JPG files - 1 files

Reynella East

Straw-necked Ibis (1) one straw-necked ibis feeding with 30 Australian white ibis on grassland below wetlands on Panatalinga creek

  Reported by Heather Connolly - 10/05/2016 03:14:23 PM   

Hindmarsh Is Murray Mouth

Bar-tailed Godwit (11) 11 Bar tailed Godwit with 1 Black tailed just south of river mouth on sandbar feeding with great enthusiasm .
Sooty Oystercatcher (20) 20 Sooty Oystercatchers along with 10 Pied on Goolwa ocean beach , water right up to vegetation driven by big seas.
Red-necked Stint (30) Red neck Stint group some birds very coloured up, near Goolwa bird hide.

  Reported by William Brooker - 06/05/2016 06:42:03 PM   

Middleton, Surfers Parade Beach to Middleton Beach

Hooded Plover (1) 2 adult birds, one with red flag on right leg, and 2 juvenile birds. Foraging amongst sand & seaweed moving westwards. A very windy day, keeping the beach quiet of human activity.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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