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Mon 26Koel and White-throated Gerygone
Sawtell
Both species heard today for first time this season. As always we seem to get the later, lazy migrants here. Still waiting for last Dollarbird to arrive in NSW.
Michael Cheers 26/9 #228678
Black-faced Monarch
Georges River National Park--Yeramba Lagoon
Two birds seen playing with each another. It would seem as this is the first reported sighting for this area or any other area surrounding it. [Moderator Comment: Black-faced Monarchs are regular spring-summer migrants to forests throughout eastern NSW. These birds will be returning migrants. ~AR]
Bashir Khan 26/9 #228677
Dollarbird and White-throated Gerygone
Irrawong Reserve
Heard both species late this afternoon.
Jayden Walsh and Mike Barrow 26/9 #228675
Sun 25Olive-backed Oriole & Caspian Tern
Eastlakes golf course
An Olive-backed Oriole was not a popular visitor with the resident Red Wattlebirds near the golf cart shed. Caspian Tern flyover was also noteworthy and 6 Latham's Snipe together on the 'new' island. The Oriole was my first record here.
David Mitford 26/9 #228674
Australian Pratincole
Hexham Swamp Nature Reserve--Old Pipeline Track
The pratincole is still present in the same area as reported previously. After searching for most of the day, finally observed at 5.30pm in the samphire near the end of the fenceline about 100m from the road. Also nice to see a Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo at the start, and a Dollarbird at the end of the track.
Iain Blake 25/9 #228665
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater, Plum-headed Finch
Capertee Valley
6 Plum-heads, including 2 immature birds, seen at T junction for Glen David/Glen Alice Rd. Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater feeding in blossom at Glen Alice. Also at Glen Alice nesting Hooded Robins, 4 White-browed and 8 Grey-Crowned Babbler and a group of 25+ Diamond Firetails. Pallid Cuckoos calling strongly in several locations and one seen on Glen Alice Rd near Genowlan Bridge turn-off. (There will be several e-bird checklists submitted.)
Tom Wilson 25/9 #228664
Musk Duck, Blue-billed Duck, no Coots
Lake Wallace--Foreshore on western side
At least 4 male Blue-billed Duck seen displaying in the reedy areas near the boat shed; Musk Ducks and Great Crested Grebe also indulging in courtship displays. Hardly any Coots seen (about 10 in total). Reed bed also held many calling Reed Warblers eBird checklist
Tom Wilson 25/9 #228663
Sat 24White-throated Nightjar, Masked and Powerful Owl
Long Point (south), near Ingleburn
All present in the early evening
Edwin Vella, David Mitford and Greg Mclachlan 25/9 #228658
Thu 22highlightTurquoise Parrot
Round Hill Nature Reserve
Female Turquoise parrot seen and photographed birding by the roadside at Round Hill Nature Reserve. Conditions very green and carpeted with wildflowers. eBird checklist
Jenny & Rod Stiles 26/9 #228672


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Sun 25Little Crow
Murray-Sunset National Park--Honeymoon Hut Track
Little Crow heard flying overhead. Everyone in the group saw it and heard it call. I was lucky enough to get a shot showing the white downy feathers. eBird checklist
Adam Fry, Tim Nickholds, Owen Lishmund, Dan Ashdown, David Adam, Deb Oliver 25/9 #228662
Sat 24highlightStriated Grasswren
Murray-Sunset National Park
After a few attempts and hours of walking amongst the Triodia we found a good population of at least 6 Grasswren near Pink Lake. With Philip Peel, Tim Nickholds, Owen Lishmund, Dan Ashdown, David Adam, Alison Nisbett, Deb Oliver and Nina Tsilikas eBird checklist
Adam Fry 26/9 #228668


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