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Birdline ACT is a site for the reporting of rare or unusual birds outside their normal range, unusually high or low numbers, early or late arrivals or departures for migrant species and interesting behaviour or unusual habitat usage. Observations interesting to you can also be reported, but please provide justification. If you have any questions, please contact the moderators. Good birding and thanks for contributing to Birdline ACT! You can follow Birdline ACT on the web, RSS and Twitter. We encourage you to register and enter full lists of the species you see at http://ebird.org/content/australia/

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4/9/2014

Moderators' Note

Silver Gull Project Mark Carey is researching the seasonal movements and urbanisation of Silver Gulls in south-eastern Australia. He has a number of colour-banded Silver Gulls around Lake Burley Griffin. Please report all sightings of gulls with alphanumeric bands to silvergullproject@hotmail.com or Twitter @silvergullproj


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April 2014
Mon 21White-necked HeronBluetts Patch - Coppins Crossing
In a pond in the regenerating area close to Uriarra Crossing road, afternoon (ca 15:00)
Caroline Wenger 22/4 #217481
Sat 19highlightWhite-headed pigeonBarton Highway near Crace
White-headed Pigeon seen briefly on power lines on Barton Hwy at Crace. Large pigeon, dark grey wings, white head, neck & chest
Scott Ryan 19/4 #217412
Wed 16highlightAzure KingfisherJerrabomberra Creek
A single bird was observed perched in a willow along Jerrabomberra Creek. Bird had been located by Sue Lashko and Michael Macconachie. A poor digiscoped photo attached. Further information
Alastair Smith; 17/4 #217377
Sun 13Glossy IbisKellys Swamp & Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Fyshwick
A single bird flew into the pond and departed after about 3 minutes, flying south towards the silt trap. Further information
Alastair Smith; 17/4 #217376
Mon 7Cattle EgretKellys Swamp & Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Fyshwick
71 on Jerrabomberra Creek at 11.30am
Michael Maconachie 7/4 #217201
Sat 5Barn OwlThe Australian National University
There's a barn owl outside my office, shrieking like an agent of hell. Not very conducive to getting work done!
Daniel Hoops 5/4 #217151
Thu 3Diamond FiretailNorth Curtin Horse Paddocks
Adult calling from small bush before being flushed. Later found in tree occasionally calling whilst preening. This paddock has not been grazed for 2yrs. [Moderator's comment: The observer states that he has never seen this species at the location in 22 years. There is one previous report for the Curtin horse paddocks (on 6/8/2011) of one with a nest. FA]
Richard Allen 3/4 #217115

March 2014
Mon 31highlightWhite-throated Nightjar, Powerful OwlTidbinbilla Nature Reserve
During an ACT Govt arboreal mammal survey conducted at TNR, a White-throated Nightjar was observed on the Ring Road at 20.15. It flew & landed twice on the road, before landing in the scrub out of site on its third flight. A Powerful Owl was seen on Fishing Gap Fire Trail, while a second was heard calling in the distance (Note: TNR is not accessible at night) Also heard was 1 Yellow-bellied Glider while 3 Greater Glider, 5 Sugar Gliders & numerous Ring-tailed Possums were observed.
Scott Ryan & ACT Parks Staff 2/4 #217076
Tue 25Plum-headed FinchJohn Knight Memorial Park, Lake Ginninderra
Male Plum-headed Finch seen with several Red-browed Finches foraging on lawn adjacent to the park, as reported on Sunday by David Marshall and others. Photo attached.
Christine D. 25/3 #216914
April 2014
Sat 19highlightWhite-headed pigeonBarton Highway near Crace
White-headed Pigeon seen briefly on power lines on Barton Hwy at Crace. Large pigeon, dark grey wings, white head, neck & chest
Scott Ryan 19/4 #217412
Wed 16highlightAzure KingfisherJerrabomberra Creek
A single bird was observed perched in a willow along Jerrabomberra Creek. Bird had been located by Sue Lashko and Michael Macconachie. A poor digiscoped photo attached. Further information
Alastair Smith; 17/4 #217377

March 2014
Mon 31highlightWhite-throated Nightjar, Powerful OwlTidbinbilla Nature Reserve
During an ACT Govt arboreal mammal survey conducted at TNR, a White-throated Nightjar was observed on the Ring Road at 20.15. It flew & landed twice on the road, before landing in the scrub out of site on its third flight. A Powerful Owl was seen on Fishing Gap Fire Trail, while a second was heard calling in the distance (Note: TNR is not accessible at night) Also heard was 1 Yellow-bellied Glider while 3 Greater Glider, 5 Sugar Gliders & numerous Ring-tailed Possums were observed.
Scott Ryan & ACT Parks Staff 2/4 #217076
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