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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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April 2016
Sun 24Australasian Darter
One female/juvenile darter at racecourse pond. The first I have seen in this area.
Paul Taylor 24/4 #227309
Sun 17Bassian Thrush
Mt Lofty Summit
Adult bird first identified by its obvious alarm call and then observed foraging on the ground under thick scrub. It briefly alighted on a branch before it flew off. eBird checklist
Edward Smith 21/4 #227280
Tue 12Red Knot
Bald Hill Beach
160 Red Knots and one Great Knot feeding after morning high tide. Must soon migrate.
Paul Taylor 12/4 #227187
Sun 10Australian Shelduck
About 70 Shelducks in a scattered flock on the coast and at sea. Uncommon on Yorke Peninsula. Distant photo.
Paul Taylor 10/4 #227171
Sat 9Double-banded Plover
Bald Hill Beach
19 Double-banded Plovers this afternoon. The only other migratory waders were 2 turnstones and about 50 Red-necked Stints. Also 20 Fairy Terns.
Paul Taylor 9/4 #227155
Tue 5Grey-tailed Tattler
Port Clinton
Only 2 tattlers seen instead of the usual 4 this afternoon.
Paul Taylor 6/4 #227112
Mon 4Great Knot, Red Knot
Bald Hill Beach
20 Great Knots, the most I have seen here, with 63 Red Knots this afternoon. Some waders seem to have left as there was just one Bar-tailed Godwit and not many stints.
Paul Taylor 4/4 #227094
Sun 3Diamond Firetail, Elegant Parrot
Peep Hill, 9 kms NE of Eudunda
Interesting birds here were 3 pairs of Diamond Firetails, at least 15 Elegant Parrots, 5 Varied Sittellas and 4 Hooded Robins.
Paul And Judy Taylor, Judy and Ron Milde. 3/4 #227082
Black Falcon
3 kms north of Eudunda
A pair soaring over a homestead.
Paul and Judy Taylor, Judy and Ron Milde. 3/4 #227081
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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