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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 and Peter Waanders.

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July 2015
Thu 30New Holland Honeyeater
Balaklava
A pair with a nest containing 2 eggs in our garden. Early breeding.
Paul Taylor 30/7 #224046
Tue 28Double-banded Plover
Bald Hill Beach
11 Double-banded Plovers also here at this regular wintering site.
Paul Taylor 28/7 #224010
Bar-tailed Godwit, Grey Plover
Bald Hill Beach
Over-wintering waders roosting at high tide this afternoon were 10 Bar-tailed Godwits, 5 Grey Plovers, 4 turnstones, and about 30 Red-necked Stints.
Paul Taylor 28/7 #224009
Tue 21Peregrine Falcon
Balaklava
A pair of Peregrines have been here regularly over the last 2 or 3 years. They often perch on the communications tower or the nearby grain silos, where there is a ready supply of feral pigeons.
Paul Taylor 21/7 #223955
Sun 19Australasian Shoveler
Balaklava
A pair at the Balaklava racecourse pond. Not often seen in this area.
Paul Taylor 19/7 #223938
Brown Songlark, Brown Treecreeper
Balaklava area
After seeing a Brown Goshawk in Balaklava, I drove 8 kms east to the Rocks Reserve. 2 Brown Treecreepers here, near the western limit of their range. Brown Quail heard in dense cover by Wakefield River. In a nearby paddock, 2 male Brown Songlarks seen calling in flight, the first for this coming season. Also 3 or 4 Bushlarks. Returning along the roadside, and continuing with the theme, I wasn't browned off to see a pair of Brown Falcons.
Paul Taylor 19/7 #223937
Wed 15Sacred Kingfisher
Independence Point near American River, Kangaroo Island
Keith Jones and myself were amazed to see it perched lowdown on a Myoporum twig overhanging a small stream. Have seen sacred kingfishers roughly opposite at Strawbridge Point but only during summer.
David Potter/Keith Jones 23/7 #223967
Sun 12Salvin's Prion
Sugars Beach, Hindmarsh Island
I was at Sugars Beach on Hindmarsh Island yesterday (Sun 12 July) when a Prion came fluttering in from the south & crash landed on the beach. It looked very tired (unsurprising after several days of howling southerlies) but well enough to fly away into the shallows when I got too close. There has been some debate among folk I have consulted re whether it was a Broad-billed or Salvin's Prion but general consensus is that it is a Salvin's. Many more photos available if useful.
Martin Stokes 13/7 #223895
Red Knot
Sugars Beach, Hindmarsh Island
Spotted three Red Knots in the company of a small group of Red Necked Stints in a howling southerly on Saturday 11. One in partial breeding plumage - quite red on the front. I returned with the camera on Sunday 12 but could only locate one bird this one with only a faint wash of colour.
Martin Stokes 13/7 #223894
Sun 5Banded Lapwing
Morgan Mail Road
3 together on grassy ridge amid bluebush plain. Also redthroat, black-faced woodswallow, Horsfield's bronze-cuckoo and black-eared cuckoo, etc eBird checklist
Kelvin Sparks 7/7 #223830
Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo
Hallett Cove Conservation Park
Flock of several hundred descended on the conifers near the lake on the eastern side of the national park Sunday afternoon 5th July.
Andrew Judson 6/7 #223822
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