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Sun 7Freckled Duck, Intermediate Egret
Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve
Count of 14 Freckled Duck at Kellys Swamp at approx 6:30 am. Intermediate Egret reported on 5 Feb also present but no sign of the Pink-eared Ducks.
Tom Wilson 8/2 #226514
Painted Button Quail
Mt Ainslie Nature Reserve--Campbell Park
Pair of Button Quail flushed from longer grass just north of the "horse gate" at approx 8am. Large number of Buff-rumped Thornbills feeding young, and evidence of breeding with large juveniles for several other species incl Dusky Woodswallow, White-winged Triller, Striated Pardalote and White-winged Chough. Single Horsfields Bronze Cuckoo seen. (Appreciate most of these are expected but evidence of what seems to have been a good breeding season.)
Tom Wilson 8/2 #226513


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Sun 7Lesser Sand Plovers
Lake Wollumboola
2 Lesser Sand Plovers located with the usual Red-necked Stints and Red-capped Plovers. A Fairy Tern and around a dozen White-winged Black Terns also at the lake.
Nigel and Bec Coghlan 8/2 #226521
Pacific Baza
Shoplands Rd Annangrove
Four Pacific Baza circling lazily over my house mid-afternoon, only about 15m up. Two adults and two juveniles in the very vocal group, lots of 'ee-chews' between them. The group slowly drifted west and out of sight. Single adult seen this morning as well. My first siting of the species here in Annangrove since 2002
Darryl Smedley 8/2 #226519
highlightRed-tailed Tropicbird, Gould's Petrel
Port Stephens pelagic
Highlights of a generally quiet day off Port Stephens were 2 Red-tailed Tropicbirds (a first for Port Stephens pelagics) and 3 Gould's Petrels. The tropicbirds were very high in the sky so views were not great. Photo by Allan Richardson.
Mick Roderick and all aboard the MV Argonaut 8/2 #226518
Sat 6highlightWhite-necked Petrel
Mistral Point, Maroubra
Highlight of a brief seawatch around midday was a White-necked Petrel, heading south. Also 5 Pomarine Jaegers, 2 Arctic Jaegers, 1 Flesh-footed Shearwater, many Wedge-tails and Short-tails and a few Fluttering Shearwaters and 3 Little Penguin.
Robert Griffin 7/2 #226512


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Mon 8highlightGull-billed Tern
Port Arthur, Yorke Peninsula
One in breeding plumage. A scarce visitor here.
Paul Taylor 8/2 #226517
Australian While Ibis
Near Port Wakefield
I counted 227 in a paddock, the most I have seen in this area. In the 1980s there were very few here, in numbers less than 10. Numbers have increased steadily since.
Paul Taylor 8/2 #226516


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Sat 6megamegaKermadec Petrel
Eaglehawk Neck Pelagic Trip
A solitary intermediate morph photographed by Els Wakefield. Other photos available. [This is likely to be the third record for Tasmania - PB]
Els Wakefield and all those on board the Pauletta trip led by Phil Maher 8/2 #226522


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Sun 7highlightGrey-tailed Tattler
Maitland Beach, Cape Liptrap
On rocky reef between Maitland Beach (off Bear Gully Campground) and Grinder Point to the west. eBird checklist
Bourne Honeyman, Mike Honeyman 7/2 #226511


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