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Wed 10highlightNarcicuss Flycatcher
Cocos Keeling Island West Island
It is now day 5 that this male Narcissus has been calling and flitting around a 40 square metre piece of tall saplings on the sheltered foreshore. There is a track running under these trees where some seats have been placed and Tom Smith from Bendigo sat and got his 814th.
Tom Smith, Pam Jones and Geof Christie 10/2 #226533


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Fri 12Black-necked Stork
Eagleby--Eagleby Rd, south lake
Female feeding at around 6.30am before moving to the far side of the lake. eBird checklist
Ken Doy 12/2 #226555
Thu 11Beach Stone-curlew
Kakadu Beach (Bribie Island)
Three birds present near the southern hide. This bird taken at high tide. eBird checklist
Ken Doy 12/2 #226553
Sooty Oystercatcher
Kakadu Beach (Bribie Island)
Single bird taken close to the Northern hide around high tide. eBird checklist
Ken Doy 12/2 #226552


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Sat 13Crested Strike Tit
South End Lady Carrinton Drive
6 or so Crested Strike Tits seen half way between the carpark and Bola Creek. Some looked like they were being feed, juvenile? Also saw on the walk, Bassin Thrushes, Green Catbirds, and a White Throated Needletail.
Jesse Gibson 13/2 #226566
Gould's Petrel
Offshore--Sydney Pelagic
The highlight of an otherwise quiet day (avian wise) on the water was the sighting of six Gould's Petrels. Cetacean highlights were two pods of Risso's Dolphins and a large fast moving pod of 200+ Short-beaked Common Dolphins.
Steve Anyon-Smith (per Roger McGovern) and all on the MV Avalon 13/2 #226562
Wed 10highlightPlum-headed Finch
north of Glen Alice-Glen Davis T-Junction, Capertee Valley
Total count of 47 Plum-headed Finches in the valley. The majority (40) of the finches were located about 2km north of the Glen Alice-Glen Davis Road junction. Of the flock of 40, around 10-15 appeared to be dependent young.
Simon Gorta, Andrew Walker, Pat Coleman 13/2 #226558
highlightPheasant Coucal
near Dunville Loop Rd, Capertee Valley
Pheasant Coucal flushed off the road along Glen Alice road heading north past Dunville Loop Road.
Simon Gorta, Andrew Walker, Pat Coleman 13/2 #226557
highlightAustralian Masked Owl
Coorongooba Camping Area, Capertee Valley
One Australian Masked Owl heard at the Coorongooba Camping Area, with Barking Owl and White-throated Nightjar nearby.
Simon Gorta, Andrew Walker, Pat Coleman 12/2 #226550


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Sat 13Pied Heron
Townsville Town Common Conservation Park
Single bird, tidal/rain lagoons distant from Melaluca viewpoint. Distant record shot photo. eBird checklist
Ed Pierce 13/2 #226565


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Fri 12megamegaBlack-tailed Godwit
Orielton Lagoon
One Black-tailed Godwit, still with 63 Bar-tailed Godwits and two Red Knots at Orielton Lagoon today. The flock moved between the sewage works and the causeway. The flight shot attached shows the white wing bars and white rump, compared to the Bar-tailed Godwits.
Mona Loofs-Samorzewski and Karen Dick 12/2 #226556


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Sat 13highlightWhite-faced Storm-petrel (1) Greater Sand Plover (1)
Port Philip Heads Marine National Park--Mud Islands
Highlights from a Mud Island tour today were a single Greater Sand Plover and good views of a White-faced Storm-petrel observed feeding close to the Island en route.
Dan Pendavingh, Tanya Ireton and Mud Island tour participants. 13/2 #226564
Fri 12highlightGreat Knot and Red Knot
Albifrons Island, just East of Crescent Island, Gippsland Lakes
Two Great and two Red Knots amongst 12 resting Bar-tailed Godwits on Albifrons Island, a sand island in the Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park south of Paynesville. This small sand island is immediately east of the much larger Crescent Island.
J Hutchison and J Saxton 12/2 #226554
Wonga Pigeon
Warburton
One seen mid-morning, walking in long grass near the fence line of our garden.
John Balding 12/2 #226549
Thu 11highlightRed-necked Phalarope
Western Treatment Plant (Werribee)
Vagrant Phalarope still present at t section. Has been reported by numerous observers over the past several weeks.
Stephan Granger 11/2 #226548
Australian Raven
Western Treatment Plant, Werribee--280 South Rd., west section.
2 perched on side gate, calling, prominent throat hackles, distinctive head, later flying south-west.
Tom Fletcher, Jen Carr 11/2 #226543


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Wed 10highlightNarcicuss Flycatcher
Cocos Keeling Island West Island
It is now day 5 that this male Narcissus has been calling and flitting around a 40 square metre piece of tall saplings on the sheltered foreshore. There is a track running under these trees where some seats have been placed and Tom Smith from Bendigo sat and got his 814th.
Tom Smith, Pam Jones and Geof Christie 10/2 #226533

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