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Sat 10highlightSuperb Fruit-dove
Tinchi Tamba Wetlands Reserve
Brief look at two birds this morning and at first thought they were the Rose-crowned fruit-doves that have been seen there recently. It wasn't till we had a chance to look at the photos that we realised the bird we looked at was a male Superb Fruit-dove. Seen opposite 255 Wyampa Rd just north of the rock pile area. eBird checklist
Rick Franks & Felicia Chan 10/12 #229477
Powerful Owl
Kumbartcho Sanctuary, Eatons Hill
Sitting on a low branch of a shrub with it's catch; a Ringtail Possum
Marie Tarrant 10/12 #229476


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Sat 10Australasian Shoveler, Latham's Snipe, Swamp Harrier, Whistling Kite
Dairy Swamp, Central Coast Wetlands, Tuggerah
The CCGBNSW as part of their Christmas Break-up, spent 1 hour at the Central Coast Wetlands (opened 10-4 pm Sat & Sun). There were a number of returning waterbirds present including 2 Shovelers, 2 Hardheads & 5 Grey Teal, all have been absent for the past 4 months. Raptors included White-bellied Sea-Eagle, Whistling Kite & Swamp Harrier. Other birds present included Latham's Snipe, Sacred Kingfishers & Dollarbirds, a juvenile Fan-tailed Cuckoo & a Shining Bronze-Cuckoo and a pair of White-breasted Woodswallows.
Carole Carpenter, Christina Port, Alan Morrs & 30 members CCGBNSW. 10/12 #229471
Collared Sparrowhawk, Swamp Harrier, Tawny Grassbird, Topknot Pigeon
McPhersons Rd Swamp, Tuggerah, Central Coast
During the CCGBNSW Christmas Break-up, 45 minutes were spent at McPhersons Rd Swamp. Highlights included 1 each of Whistling Kite, Collared Sparrowhawk & Swamp Harrier, at least 6 Tawny Grassbirds, 4 Topknot Pigeons, 4 White-breasted Woodswallows, a pair of newly returned Hardheads (missing for the past 4 months) and Dollarbirds.,
Alan Morris, Carole Carpenter, Christian Port & 30 others. 10/12 #229470
Pacific Baza, Topknot Pigeon, Collared Sparrowhawk, Cicadabird
Murrumbung HSD, The Valley Way, Mardi, Central Coast
The Central Coast Group Birding NSW held their Christmas Breakup outing at Murrumbung HSD, the home of John & Carole Carpenter. From 7.30 am onwards, 40 species were seen including single Collared Sparrowhawk & Pacific Baza, 4 Topknot Pigeons, 1 male Cicadabird, Leaden Flycatcher & Black-faced Monarch and 19 Brown Cuckoo-Doves.
John & Carole Carpenter & 32 other p[eople 10/12 #229469
Square-tailed Kite
Freeman Avenue Reserve (Oatley)
1 Square-tailed Kite was seen at 1310h. eBird checklist
Jesse Gibson 10/12 #229468
Fri 9highlightLittle Curlew (1), Orange Chat (6+), Banded Lapwing (50+)
Mt Hope Rd (Chat Alley) via Lake Cargelligo
Little Curlew seen beside the road in flooded wetlands. Chats seen in the usual site along with White-fronted Chats and White-winged Wrens. Banded Lapwings were in a flock roosting near the road. eBird checklist
Max O'Sullivan 10/12 #229466


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Fri 9Eastern Koel
Glenroy
One heard calling many times at 2345 hours as it flew over our house and neighbourhood; overcast conditions creating a glow in the suburban sky.
Charles Silveira 10/12 #229467


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