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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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Reports published in the past 30 hours.

October 2017
Wed 18Orange Chat
Stockport Road, Freeling
A surprise this morning with a couple of male Orange Chats sitting on a fence not far out of Freeling... First time I have come across this species in this area.
Chris Steeles 18/10 #232338
Mon 16Wood Sandpiper
Port Wakefield
One Wood Sandpiper at the temporary wetland, which is now brackish so would not be ideal habitat.
Paul Taylor 16/10 #232321
Gull-billed Tern
Port Wakefield
4 at the temporary wetland. Uncommon in this area.
Paul Taylor 16/10 #232320
Sun 15highlightAustralian Painted Snipe
Whites Road Wetland (Bolivar)
eBird checklist
Steven Pike 15/10 #232301
highlightEastern Osprey
Port Clinton, Yorke Peninsula
One with half eaten fish. Rarely seen in northern Gulf St. Vincent.
Paul Taylor 15/10 #232297
Eastern Curlew
Port Clinton, Yorke Peninsula
40 Curlews have recently arrived.
Paul Taylor 15/10 #232296
Sun 8highlightGrey Plover
Bald Hill Beach
24 Grey Plovers this morning, with most recent arrivals.
Paul Taylor 8/10 #232181
Sat 7highlightRed-backed Kingfisher
One on TV antenna in town. An uncommon spring visitor to this area.
Paul Taylor 7/10 #232172
Fri 6Redthroat
Gluepot Reserve
1 Redthroat observed at Kelly Dam calling from the top of low bushes before darting away to repeat this from another location. eBird checklist
Steven Edwards, Lorne Johnson, Steven Cooper 9/10 #232229
Red Backed Kingfisher
Gluepot Entrance at Taylorville Station
1 bird seen when leaving Gluepot. The GPS coordinates are in the Checklist. A second bird was heard at a gate further South eBird checklist
Lorne Johnson, Steven Edwards, Steven Cooper 9/10 #232226
Freckled Duck, Hardhead, Shelduck
Hart Lagoon
1 Freckled Duck was seen among numerous Grey Teal, Shelduck and Hardhead. eBird checklist
Lorne Johnson, Steven Edwards, Steven Cooper 9/10 #232222
Wed 4Blue-winged Parrot
Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens
At least eight sighted during an early morning walk around the gardens, near the bird hide in the dunes.
Darryl Smedley 5/10 #232152
Blue-winged Parrot
Port Clinton, Yorke Peninsula
5 Blue-winged Parrots in coastal vegetation. Seldom reported on YP.
Paul Taylor 4/10 #232135
Grey-tailed Tattler
Port Clinton, Yorke Peninsula
One recent arrival. A regular site for a small number of tattlers.
Paul Taylor 4/10 #232134
Mon 2highlightScarlet-chested Parrot.
Yumbarra Conservation Park
Single adult male Scarlet-chested Parrot observed along the track between Inila Rock Waterhole and Yumbarra Rockhole. Two others briefly calling in the distance. A feature today was the hundreds of Masked Woodswallows hawking and cavorting right down in the Mallee. Smaller numbers flew high overhead. Excellent close up observations were also made on a pair of Little Woodswallows on the treetops.
Darryl Smedley 2/10 #232109
Sun 1Diamond Firetail
Mt Maria, Wilmington
Gary Wright 1/10 #232092
Pacific Golden Plover
Port Wakefield
One at the temporary flooded wetland. Rarely seen in this area.
Paul Taylor 1/10 #232084

September 2017
Sat 30Sanderling
Beach (Semaphore South)
Single bird foraging on shoreline in company of several Red-Capped Plovers.
Mary-Ann van Trigt 2/10 #232102
Thu 21Little Button Quail
Near Spring Creek, Wilmington
Flushed from side of road. Second one in a week.
Gary Wright 25/9 #231986
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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