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Sun 30highlightLittle-ringed Plover
Leanyer Ponds, Northern Territory
3 Birds seen, non-breeding plumage eBird checklist
Mick Jerram 31/8 #224385

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Mon 31highlightInland Dotterel
Private property 20 km north-west of Brewarrina
Saw a pair of Inland Dotterels on private property (no public access) in a chenopod shrubland. Photo of the male attached. Also two Ground Cuckoo-shrikes, several Banded Lapwings, a small flock of Crimson Chats and many Brown Songlarks.
Lachlan Copeland and Becky McCue 31/8 #224403
Plumed Whistling Duck
Taronga Western Plains Zoo (Dubbo)
A pair of Plumed Whistling Duck's landed for a brief pit stop at the hippo lake around midday.
Andrew O'Brien 31/8 #224395
Sun 30White-headed Pigeon
Longneck Lagoon Scheyville National Park
Seen a White-headed Pigeon perched near a Brown Cuckoo-Dove at Longneck Lagoon . eBird checklist
Corinne Carpentier 31/8 #224393
Black Kite
Pacific Highway, Woodburn
Kite circling over between Highway and Richmond River, northern edge of town in afternoon.
Greg & Val Clancy 31/8 #224392
Spotted Harrier
Pacific Highway near Ballina exit (north)
Adult Harrier flew low across highway after being attacked by Nankeen Kestrel.
Greg & Val Clancy 31/8 #224391
highlightPainted Honeyeater
Medhurst Bridge, Martindale
Single Painted Honeyeater heard at Medhurst Bridge today, along with Spiny-cheeked HE and Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo. Another early report from this location (there have been August reports from here in the past, e.g. 18/08/2013).
Peter Alexander per Mick Roderick 31/8 #224389
Spotted Quail-thrush; Red-browed Treecreeper
Big Yango HSD, Yengo NP
A brief sighting of the quail-thrush near Blue Gums campsite was highlight of a weekend based at the homestead. Red-browed Treecreepers seen near Blue Gums area and on entrance road. 2 pairs of Brown Quail also seen at Blue Gums. Big flock of Red-browed Finch (200+) seen on the entrance road early morning. Heard a White-throated Gerygone on afternoon of 29 August. Very surprising was only 1 raptor sighting all weekend (Collared Sparrowhawk)
Tom Wilson 30/8 #224383
Pacific Baza
Bents Basin Recreation Reserve
Birding at the site is greatly restricted by the flooding. Still great morning activity! Also Rock Warbler (3), Scarlet Honeyeater (common), Wonga Pigeon, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Noisy Friarbird (10+).
Lorand Szucs 30/8 #224376
Glossy Black Cockatoo
Bundanoon (Old Argyle Rd)
I was privileged to spend 30 minutes with a male and two female Glossy Black-cockatoos this afternoon. The birds were either munching on casuarina seedpods or gnawing eucalyptus branches. At one stage, the females were allopreening. Funny to see the male clambering over one of the females to get to seedpods. GBCs are very rare visitors to Bundanoon. Other species of note: 2 Gang-gang Cockatoos, 1 Wedge-tailed Eagle, a small flock of Varied Sittellas and 7 Buff-rumped Thornbills.
Lorne Johnson 30/8 #224373
Sat 29Marsh Sandpiper, Musk Duck, Flame Robin
Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve
Pair of Marsh Sandpipers feeding along northern edge of lagoon at ~1pm - good views and ID confirmed by other people on site. Wide range of other species present including Pink-eared Ducks, Australasian Shoveler, Musk Duck, Hardhead, Black-winged Stilt, Black Swans with cygnets, Australian Darter, Eurasian Coot, Purple Swamphen, Swamp Harrier, Australasian and Hoary-headed Grebes and White bellied Sea Eagle. A pair each of Flame Robins and Brown-headed Honeyeater also observed amongst a number of other bush birds.
Adam Fawcett 31/8 #224387
Blue-faced Honeyeater, Grey-crowned Babbler, Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Whitings Lane & Heaton Rd Quorrobolong
Good birds to see on the drive around Whitings & Swans Lanes, and Heaton Rd including interesting woodland birds like 1 Yellow-billed Spoonbill, 4 Blue-faced Honeyeaters, 5 Grey-crowned Babblers, group of Tree Martins, Striated Pardalotes, Red-rumped Parrots, a Brown Falcon, Pied Butcherbirds, and many Fuscous, Yellow-tufted & Yellow-faced Honeyeaters and Little Lorikeets in flowering ironbarks at the end of Swans Lane on private property. Also breeding Black Swans, Wood Ducks, Noisy Friarbirds, Red-rumped Parrots and Spotted Pardalotes.
Alan Morris & 20 members CCGBNSW 30/8 #224378
highlightMagpie Goose
Private Property, 5 km South West of Gwabegar, nr Pilliga
3 Magpie-Geese on a farm dam. Unusual report for the Pilliga Region
David Johnston, per Alan Morris 30/8 #224375
Red-capped Plover (breeding record)
Tuggerah Lake
Red-capped Plover with egg seen in afternoon. [Moderator's Note: A rare breeding record for the greater Sydney region. Exact location censored. JB]
luke ullrich 29/8 #224364
Fri 28Magpie Goose
Small wetland adjacent to Pacific Highway, Clarenza
30+ Geese loafing at edge of water, probably more obscured by reeds. Had been absent from this site for some months, presumably having finished breeding in the Coldstream Wetlands near Tucabia and returning to non-breeding haunts.
Greg & Val Clancy 31/8 #224390
Black-eared Cuckoo
Umberumberka Reservoir, Silverton
Cuckoo seen in trees of small picnic area at top of hill amongst numerous Spiny-cheeked and White-plumed Honeyeater.
Jeffrey Martin Byron & Julie Elaine Byron 31/8 #224386
Grey-crowned Babbler
Yango Creek Rd, Nr Laguna
Party of 10 birds seen beside road not far from turn-off from George Downes Drive approx 1pm
Tom Wilson 30/8 #224384

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Sun 30Latham's Snipe
easement to lake off Platypus Close Yungaburra
Lone snipe feeding in shallow muddy water of receding lake in the company of Black-fronted Dotterel and Black-winged Stilt. This small area often draws a few snipe.
Don Caswell 30/8 #224381

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Sun 30highlightLittle-ringed Plover
Leanyer Ponds
3 Birds seen, non-breeding plumage eBird checklist
Mick Jerram 31/8 #224385

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Sun 30highlight Freckled Duck, Hardhead and Australasian Shoveller
Queechy Lake
A few pairs of Hardheads and quite a flock of Freckled Duck with some shovellers in the mix.
Michelle Turner 30/8 #224377

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Sun 30White-bellied Sea-Eagle
The Arch (between Port Campbell and Peterborough), Port Campbell National Park
Near-adult bird, showing traces of immature plumage, flew past just offshore heading eastwards around 10:30 am.
Jack Krohn 30/8 #224382
Blue-billed Duck and Pink-eared Duck (numerous); Flame Robin; lone Dusky Woodswallow
Jawbone Flora and Fauna Reserve
Reasonably large numbers of Pink-eared Duck (at least 16) around the Jawbone wetland today, concentrated towards the eastern end. Several Blue-billed Duck also on the water. Other interesting sightings included a single female Flame Robin (initially mistaken for a Silvereye) next to the main bird hide, a male-female pair of White-fronted Chats in the salt marsh abutting the mangroves, and a single Dusky Woodswallow resting on a perch next to a residential street (reasonably early southern arrival, and no flock members present - normally a gregarious bird).
Oakley H Germech 30/8 #224379
Hooded Plover
Thirteenth Beach, Barwon Heads
2 adult Hooded Plover seen today at Thirteenth Beach (Breamlea end)
Anne Palamountain 30/8 #224374

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Sun 30Plumed Whistling Ducks
Quandialla Silo - adjacent dam to east
Over 450 ducks visible and more heard on banks out of sight & 2 Pelicans. Maybe the farmer was from here rather than Narromine? Amazing amount of water around. May be regulars as smaller numbers seen here in previous years with 20+ in 2012 and 66 in November 2014.
Rosemary Stapleton 30/8 #224380

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