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Birdline South Australia

Birdline South Australia 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.

Birdline South Australia is supported by Birdlife Australia and moderated by Margaret Alcorn, Peter Waanders and Simon Starr.

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May 2017
Sat 27Fairy Tern
Bald Hill Beach
About 60 flying near shore at high tide.
Paul Taylor 27/5 #231019
Little Eagle
Port Wakefield
2 Little Eagles, one adult and a juvenile near Port Wakefield.
Paul Taylor 27/5 #231018
Blue-billed and Freckled Ducks
Port Wakefield
16 Blue-billed Ducks at the temporary wetland, with only 4 males seen in breeding plumage. This is the most I've seen here, despite the water becoming shallow and saline. Also about 30 Freckled Ducks and 7 shovelers.
Paul Taylor 27/5 #231017
Thu 25Restless Flycatcher
Salter Springs
Single bird landed on farm machinery less than 5 metres away. Called for a few seconds before flying off. First time I've seen one around here.
Michael Greenshields 25/5 #230998
Mon 22Australian Bustard
The Outback Hwy at -31.19966, 138.40249
Bustard spotted near the roadside by Jack Parrington roughly 5km South of Parachilna. Allowed good views and slowly sauntered away from the road. eBird checklist
Jack Parrington, Robin Rider, Alison Nisbett, David Adam, Owen Lishmund 29/5 #231034
Sun 21highlightTerek Sandpiper
St Kilda Beach
Sighted in the last salt pan to your right as you head down St Kilda road toward the hotel .
Mary-Ann van Trigt 23/5 #230986
Sat 20Royal Spoonbill
Port Clinton, Yorke Peninsula
About 55 spoonbills in a paddock with a few White Ibis. Not that common on Yorke Peninsula.
Paul Taylor 20/5 #230952
Fri 19highlightAustralian Bustard
15km South of Cradock
One bird initially seen crossing the road at 7:30pm, flew to nearby grassland where second bird was seen in spotlight.
Angus Schmidt 19/5 #230945
Sat 13highlightPainted Honeyeater
Brookfield Conservation Park
Single bird initially seen on a fruiting mistletoe growing on false sandalwood but then moved to nearby mallee. Was not heard calling. eBird checklist
James Nicolson 13/5 #230902
Blue Bonnet
Between Whyalla and Iron Knob
20 Blue Bonnets perched on powerlines within 3 kms.
Paul Taylor and Pam Smith 13/5 #230898
Thu 11highlightNaretha Blue Bonnet
About 100 km west of Nullarbor roadhouse
7 Blue Bonnets along a track in Mulga woodland.
Paul Taylor and Pam Smith 11/5 #230885
Ground Cuckoo-Shrike
Koonalda track, Nullarbor Plain
2 seen along the track and another 3 at the homestead ruins.
Paul Taylor and Pam Smith 11/5 #230883
Tue 9Brown Honeyeater
Border Village
About 5 Brown Honeyeaters, perhaps unusual to have extended into SA from southern WA.
Paul Taylor and Pam Smith 9/5 #230871
Mon 8Eastern Reef Egret
Venus Bay
One Reef Egret feeding at low tide at sunrise.
Paul Taylor and Pam Smith 8/5 #230866
Sun 7Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater
Whicker Road Wetland
Seen on fence at the far eastern end of Whicker Road. Rarely seen on the Adelaide Plains. eBird checklist
Kelvin Sparks 7/5 #230856
Black Falcon, Little Eagle
A Black Falcon and a Little Eagle both soaring together above a farmer cultivating a paddock near Wudinna.
Paul Taylor and Pam Smith 7/5 #230855
Mon 1Hooded Plover
This pair has tried to nest 4 times this season but no results, it is thought Ravens / Crows, or Pacific Gulls the cause. They are being monitored. eBird checklist
Geoff Hutchinson 1/5 #230807
Outside normal range
Early arrival; late departure
Interesting behaviour
Hard to see
Unusual habitat
Uncommon in area
Unusual numbers
Rare vagrant
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