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Sun 8Australian Spotted Crake and Caspian Tern
Eastlakes golf course
First Spotted Crake for several years at this location, also a flyover Caspian Tern, a pair of White-winged Trillers, 12 Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, 1 Brown Honeyeaters, 1 Buff-Banded Rail and 3 breeding pairs of Pied Stilts. A juvenile Lewin’s Rail has also been seen recently which would indicate successful nesting of that species.
David Mitford 8/12 #242994
Sanderling, Red Knot
Boat Harbour, Kurnell
Two Sanderlings landed and foraged in front of me for about 10 minutes on the western side of the platform. Two Red Knots were also present, as well as at least 36 Little Terns, 60 Red-necked Stint, a number of very skittish PGPs, and the usual Ruddy Turnstones. The highly strung PGPs unfortunately gave alarm calls regularly and hence none of the shorebirds were easy to observe up close.
David Davidson 8/12 #242992
Little Lorikeet
Waterloo Park, Marsfield
Flock of approximately 15 Little Lorikeet flying south-west around 15m above the canopy of Waterloo Park, Marsfield.
Guy Smith 8/12 #242990
Sat 7Banded Stilt
Ash Island--Wagtail Way-Southbank Rd circuit
The two Banded Stilts first reported here on 28th November still present on Ash Island near Newcastle. Located in the lagoon east of Wagtail Way - initially feeding with Pied Stilts, then moving off to join Red-necked Avocets. eBird checklist
Chris Rehberg, Allon Traub 9/12 #242996
highlightOriental Cuckoo
Boyters Lane
Flushed bird while my wife and I were walking Teal Lagoon walking track, approximately where the low level footbridge is. Bird flew from tree branch to tree branch, mostly flying only short distances ahead of us and eventually circling back, we never got really close, making photo opportunity difficult, but eventually successful. Habitat is mostly shioak forest. In shade the back was bronze/grey and appearing dark. Appeared to be large at the time. I never saw the under-tail marking. Narrow dark irregular cross bars on a pale front. Prominent yellow eye rings. Drought and severe bush fires burning south, west and north of this area. Weather fine and windy and much smoke. eBird checklist
Ian and Fay Bradshaw 8/12 #242988
highlightAleutian Tern
Farquhar Inlet, Old Bar
Observed five Aleutian Terns with other terns on sandbar behind beach. eBird checklist
Brian Deans 8/12 #242987


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Mon 9Eastern Koel
Mornington/Mt Martha
Eastern Koel seen & heard calling continuously, daily over the past 3 weeks in the area of the Dava Hotel & Dava Drive. An annual visitor over the past 3-4 years. There seems to be up to 3 of them at times.
Keith & Judy Humphreys 9/12 #242995
Sun 8Australasian Bittern
Western Treatment Plant (Werribee)--T Section Ponds
While trying to find the reported long toed stint today an Australasian Bittern showed briefly and eventually provided protracted views.
Aidan Sudbury Clive Kaplan 8/12 #242993
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Eynesbury Forest and Grasslands
Single bird, bush block east side of road
Peter Bennet 8/12 #242989


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