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Tue 15Gang gang cockatoo
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve--Sanctuary
Flock of 36 seen passing over Sanctuary; flying on south-east to north west axis, at 1.10 pm. Weather; overcast with occasional passing shower.
Doug Laing 30/7 #218956


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Wed 30highlightAsian Dowitcher and Asian Gull-billed Tern
Toorbul Artificial Roost
The previously well reported birds still present this afternoon. Full lists on eBird.
Sarah Beavis 30/7 #218957


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Wed 30Tawny-crowned Honeyeater, Chestnut-rumped Heathwren
Royal National Park--Wattamolla
Atop the cleft south of the twin tanks. Unable to count New Holland Honeyeaters, but the interval between sightings was seconds rather than minutes over a two hour period, even while driving in from Bertram Stevens Dr. Continuous noise from Little Wattlebirds skulking in the heath. At beach lookout, Red Wattlebird, Australian Magpie, Crested Pigeon, Superb Fairy-wren (breeding pair plus eclipse male).
Jeff Melvaine 31/7 #218959
Rose Robin
Wattle Forest, Royal National Park
Male seen at the transition from parkland to scrub beyond the end of the road. Also seen: Satin Bowerbird (M) and Pied Currawong feeding from fruiting tree nearby, Eastern Spinebill, Grey Fantail, Lewin's Honeyeater, Little Corella, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Australian Magpie
Jeff Melvaine 31/7 #218958
Swift Parrot
Mulgoa Nature Reserve
At least 4 SP seen on Dillwyina Trail. Probably more as 4 most seen at one time. About 500 metres along trail on the right in Grey Gums just past the Ironbarks. Observed from 8:30 AM to 11:15 AM, still there when I left.
Michael Rutkowski 30/7 #218953
Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Caniaba, Lismore NSW
Returning Fan-tailed Cuckoo. The object to the left of the bird is a rat's tail left by a Black-shouldered Kite.
paul griffin 30/7 #218948
Mon 28Hooded Robin
London Bridge Homestead, Googong Dam South
Two pairs of hooded robins hawking from boundary fence, homestead roof and around homestead and surrounds.
Doug Laing and Robert Parnell 30/7 #218955
Red-rumped Parrot
Bicentennial Park (Glebe)
male bird seen feeding on ground and then flying away
A David J Watson 30/7 #218951


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Wed 30Barn Owl
Monash City Council depot, Ferntree Gully Rd, Notting Hill
Noisy Miners and Magpies alerted me to a Barn Owl in spotted gums out the front of the Council`s depot.
Chris Gittins 30/7 #218954
Swift Parrot
La Trobe University Bundoora Campus
Heard the chattering and clinking calls, then saw and heard around 5-10 Swifties in trees next to carpark 8. Good views, but they often flew between trees and wouldn't settle for long. Reported to Dean Ingwersen. eBird checklist
Owen Lishmund 30/7 #218952
Little Buttonquail
Yetmans Flora and Fauna Reserve
Whilst following a family of White-winged Chough's I suddenly noticed some movement ahead of me in the scrub. Two Little Buttonquail exploded out of the leaf litter and took off running into the grass and mallee scrub losing me very quickly with their camouflage. Only one of the birds flew and it only took off for a metre or so before returning to the ground and running. It is the middle of winter so I thought a BirdLine report may be of interest - however I wonder how many winter birds hang around in the Mallee as I saw a variety a good numbers of cuckoos whilst in the area also. eBird checklist Further information
James Mustafa, Clancye Milne 30/7 #218949
Tue 29Black-tailed Native-hens, Banded Stilts
Cheetham Wetlands (Altona Meadows)
Viewed from boardwalk, Native-hens at first drain along boardwalk and Banded Stilts feeding in lagoon east of boardwalk.
Colin Mulvogue 29/7 #218944


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Tue 29Common Tern
Bush Point, Roebuck Bay, Broome
2 birds sighted. Usually a few overwinter in the bay.
Adrian Boyle 30/7 #218950
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