Birdpedia – Australia – Weekly Digest

The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period Monday, April 3, 2017 to Sunday, April 9, 2017:

Area: SA

Location: On our Rockleigh property

Crested Pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes) (3) 8 days previously the crested pigeon nest just outside our shed had 2 feathered but tiny chicks huddled together on the ‘nest’ (a loose collection of short sticks). As we drove past the bush the parents flew out. We parked and crept close, finding just one chick on the nest, the spitting image of its parents complete with crest, but a miniature version. It looked at us, and flew into another bush with very muted wing noise. We hope its sibling had already fledged.

Reported by: Barbara and Peter Bansemer on Monday, April 3, 2017

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Location: The Marina Hindmarsh Island SA

Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia) (20) Flock was roosting within the Marina area and could only be approached by boat.

Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) (9) Small flock in with Spoonbill

Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) (10) Adults and juveniles some area has Greenshank.

Cape Barren Goose (Cereopsis novaehollandiae) (20) Birds flew over going West. Also later 50 birds were observed flying West over Wolworths car Park Goolwa.

Reported by: Winston Syson on Monday, April 3, 2017

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Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017

Location: Gregory Street Port Elliot

Black-chinned Honeyeater (Melithreptus gularis) (1) Bird was calling from a Eucalyptus leucoxylon,bird uses this tree quite often.

Reported by: Winston Syson on Thursday, April 6, 2017

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Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017

Location: Waitpinga

Fork-tailed Swift (Apus pacificus) (50) Birds were hawking over area of Newland Head CP close to gate 3 just off of Dennis road Waitpinga along with a number of Welcome Swallows.

Reported by: Winston Syson on Sunday, April 9, 2017

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Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017

Location: Tolderol Game Reserve

Little Curlew (Numenius minutus) (1) Feeding along a track between two flooded areas, beyond the picnic table. We thought we had missed our chance of catching up with this species’ mini irruption.

Reported by: Kevin Stracey on Saturday, April 8, 2017

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