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Sat 25Pied Butcherbird
National Film and Sound Archive, Acton
Same bird, same place, been there for months now!
David McDonald 25/10 #220442


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Sat 25Spotted Quail-thrush
Mogo Camp Yengo NP
A male Spotted Quail-thrush walked around the picnic area, in the open, at midday. Yellow-tufted, Brown-headed, White-eared Honeyeaters, along with Noisy Friarbirds were present.
Carol Abbott 25/10 #220448
highlightNorthern Royal Albatross (subject to NSW ORAC submission), Black Petrels and Wandering Albatrosses
Offshore--Wollongong pelagic
Highlights of todays SOSSA pelagic included a Northern Royal Albatross (which stayed with us for 3 1/2 hours), 2 Black Petrels and 20+ Wandering/Gibson's Albatrosses. Other birds sighted, Providence and Great-winged (Grey-faced) Petrels, Campbell, Black-browed and White-capped Albatrosses, 1 Flesh-footed, a few Hutton's and Fluttering Shearwaters. Numbers of Wedge-tailed and Short-tailed Shearwaters were high as well. We also had 20+ Wilson's Storm-petrels, 2 Arctic and 1 Pomarine Jaeger, along with the regular species. [Moderator's note (NH): Sightings of Northern Royal Albatross should be submitted to NSW ORAC.] Further information
Brook Whylie and all on board the Sandra K 25/10 #220446
Wonga Pigeon, Large-billed Scrubwren, Black-faced Monarch
Robertson Nature Reserve
3 Wonga Pigeons calling. Also present: Brown Cuckoo-dove, Large-billed Scrubwren, 3 Brown Gerygones, Shining Bronze-cuckoo and Black-faced Monarch.
Lorne Johnson 25/10 #220444
Common Cicadabird
Macquarie Pass National Park
One Common Cicadabird calling late arvo. Other birds of note: Brown Gerygone, Brown Cuckoo-dove.
Lorne Johnson 25/10 #220443
Fri 24Whistling Kite, Swamp Harrier, Australian Pelican
Bundanoon township
1 Whistling Kite over dam at Shangri-la Rd. It got into a fight with a Swamp Harrier. An Australian Pelican was on the dam. Whistling Kite and Australian Pelican are new birds for my Bundanoon list, now bringing the total to 172 species.
Lorne Johnson 25/10 #220445
highlightWhite-throated Needletail, Brush Cuckoo
Caniaba, Lismore NSW
About 15 WTNT flying east in a group at 9:00am. Single WTNTs have been sighted over the past week. This plus the direction of the group indicate they are resident in the general area and were on a feeding patrol, probably to one of the coastal NPs, returning later to somewhere west, possibly in the Casino area. This speculation is based on last year's observations when a group was seen daily flying east. Also seen Brush Cuckoo courtship feeding: adult male Brush Cuckoo feeding a barred adult female. The male was chasing flying insects, probably tiger moths. [Moderator's note (NH): Thanks to Rohan Clarke for commenting on Brush Cuckoo courtship feeding and barred adult female Brush Cuckoos.]
paul griffin 25/10 #220437
Wed 22Caspian Tern
Deeban Spit, Port Hacking
Caspian Tern noted 8:00am at end of Deeban Spit, high tide. Standing with Silver Gulls, Crested Terns, Pied Oystercatcher and Eastern Curlews.
Julie Keating 22/10 #220390


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Sat 25Red-tailed Black Cockatoo
Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge
Six flew over the Lodge calling. Only second record in October in nine years. Most sightings December to March.
Keith Fisher 25/10 #220439
Wed 15Dollarbird
Newell Beach
My first sighting of Dollarbird in N. Qld this season. eBird checklist
Doug Herrington 15/10 #220275


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Sat 25Cattle Egret
Gawler River
Single bird sighted amongst cattle on private property.
David Hartland 25/10 #220447


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Fri 24Great crested grebes, freckled ducks, hardheads, shovelers
Goulds lagoon
From the train line at the eastern side of the lagoon, we saw 7 Great Crested Grebes in the middle of the Derwent. One pair were engaged in courtship rituals. On the lagoon there were a number of Freckled Ducks (about 8) and many Hardheads and Shovelers. Three Dusky Moorhens were also spotted. [Some good numbers there, Paul - Moderator]
Paul Tildesley 24/10 #220436


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Fri 24Eastern Koel
Peel St, Bendigo
At last - it's back again. Regularly heard for at least past 3 years in this area. We were missing it this year!
KPleasants 24/10 #220429
Thu 23highlightChanel - Billed Cuckoo
Berwick
A Channel- billed Cuckoo is back in the area where they have been seen for the last 4 years , east of Berwick “village” on the way to Beaconsfield. My work colleagues saw it flying over Edrington Park R V at about 2.30 pm, harassed by Magpies it flew into the Moreton Bay Fig on the Princes Highway.
Michael Collins & James Grant per Graham Beal 25/10 #220438
Peregrine Falcon
Bendigo Sacred Heart Cathederal
The pair of Peregrines are back nesting on the upper platforms of the Cathedral again this year. Spotted today from Mackenzie Street side of the Cathedral.
Greg and Janice McKay 23/10 #220421


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