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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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July 2017
Tue 25Red-necked Avocet
Port Wakefield
32 avocets at the temporary wetland. Occasional visitor in this area but usually in smaller numbers.
Paul Taylor 25/7 #231419
Eastern Cattle Egret
Port Wakefield
One Cattle Egret by the highway about one kilometre south of the town. The first time I've seen one in this area.
Paul Taylor 25/7 #231417
Sun 23Hooded Robin
Near Avon
A pair in a small mallee scrub. Now rare on Adelaide Plains.
Paul Taylor 23/7 #231403
Sun 16Black-tailed Native-Hen
Port Wakefield
About 200 Native-Hens on the golf course.
Paul Taylor 16/7 #231366
Sun 2White-necked Heron
Thompson Beach (Dublin)
One young White-necked Heron flying offshore.
Paul Taylor 2/7 #231269
Curlew Sandpipers, other waders
Thompson Beach (Dublin)
Overwintering waders were 300 Curlew Sandpipers, 3 Red Knots, 6 Eastern Curlews, 4 Ruddy Turnstones, one Grey Plover, 17 Greenshanks and 50 Red-necked Stints.
Paul Taylor 2/7 #231264
Sat 1highlightAustralian Bustard
Goyder Hwy south of Burra on roadside
Male bird seen on roadside flew and landed in paddock cople of hundred metres away.
Nevil Amos 9/7 #231318
Musk Duck
Port Arthur, Yorke Peninsula
7 Musk Ducks at sea about 300 metres offshore.
Paul Taylor 1/7 #231260

June 2017
Wed 28Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Welllington Rd, Highland Valley
Observed for about 10 seconds perched on power line. Rarely seen in this location since about 1992.
Adrian Thomas Watkins 29/6 #231255
Flame Robin
Wellington Rd, Highland Valley
A juvenile male observed for about 20 seconds bathing in a shallow bird bath. Last seen in this location in May 2009.
Adrian Thomas Watkins 29/6 #231252
Diamond Firetail
Wellington Rd, Highland Valley
For the last 4 weeks I've had frequent observations of a pair of Diamond Firetails on my property. I've also heard Diamond Firetail calls. In the last 2 weeks the Diamond Firetails have been visiting our bird bath to drink & bathe.
Adrian Thomas Watkins 28/6 #231248
Tue 27highlightLetter-winged Kite
Strzelecki Track
One Kite at 5pm in top of Coolibah as the rain moved in last Tuesday evening... seen between Montecollina Bore and the Strzelecki Creek Crossing
Chris Steeles & Michael Warnes 3/7 #231277
White-backed Swallow
Near Avon
3 White-backed Swallows flying with Welcome Swallows and Tree Martins. Uncommon on Adelaide Plains, and more so in winter.
Paul Taylor 27/6 #231241
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