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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.

November 2015
Sun 22Redthroat
Red Banks Conservation Park
At least 6 Redthroats in healthy mallee/saltbush habitat. Other birds of interest were Masked, White-browed, Dusky and Black-faced Woodswallows, Bee-eaters, pairs of Jacky Winters, White-backed Swallows and Red-backed Kingfishers and a single Sittella. Very few honeyeaters.
Paul and Jess Taylor 22/11 #225587
Wed 18Little Eagle
River Murray north of Renmark
A breeding pair of Little Eagles on the River Murray near Renmark. According to the Bird Data sight few observations over the past 12 months. Photos indicate they were feedings chick(s)
Trevor Caldwell & Nancy McMurray 19/11 #225553
Tue 17Lewin's Rail
Banrock Station
Single bird calling from inundated sedge and lignum area amongst a couple of spotted crakes and more than a dozen Australian spotted crakes. Visual confirmation was not obtained but follow up visits to the location should hopefully provide that. The bird was fairly vocal with its squeaky grunt call and many short little bursts of it's 'knock' call. No 'krek' advertising call were made on this occasion. This is the first confirmed report following a few possible sightings in recent years eBird checklist
Tim Field 18/11 #225545
Mon 16Azure Kingfisher
Whirlpool Corner, River Murray, above Renmark
I am reasonably confident I picked up an Azure Kingfisher flying across the river just above Whirlpool Corner. The Bird Atlas has recorded a bird in the Renmark area earlier this year. Unfortunately the sighting was brief and no photo was possible.
Trevor Caldwell 17/11 #225538
Sun 15Black Falcon
South Hummocks
A pair, one of which looked rather battered.
Paul Taylor 15/11 #225514
White-winged Fairy-wren
Port Wakefield and surrounding district
Groups of these fairy-wrens are still fairly common here, unlike Variegated which are locally extinct in mallee scrubs.
Paul Taylor 15/11 #225513
Horsfield's Bushlark
South Hummocks, north of Port Wakefield
A pair. Uncommon in this area, most likely seen in spring and summer. Nearby were the more common Skylarks, and the other numerous "larks", Brown Songlarks and pipits.
Paul Taylor 15/11 #225512
Sat 7highlightAustralian Bustard
Winninowie Conservation Park
A lone bird along the roadside in amongst samphire, was a completely unexpected sighting but thankful I was able to get some photos before it flew away
Tim Field 10/11 #225469
Tue 3Black Falcon
Balaklava area
A pair with 3 almost fully fledged young in a nest on private property. In this same small mallee scrub (about 4 ha.), there were Masked, White-browed and Dusky Woodswallows, Willy Wagtails (all breeding), pairs of Rainbow Bee-eaters and Peaceful Doves, White-browed Babblers and 2 Elegant Parrots, as well as White-plumed Honeyeaters and Yellow-throated Miners.
Paul Taylor 3/11 #225333
Mon 2Grey-tailed Tattler
Port Clinton, Yorke Peninsula
4 tattlers this morning. This is a regular site for them over the past few years. Also 2 Curlew Sandpipers here amongst several Greenshanks and plenty of Sharpies and Stints.
Paul Taylor, and Neil and Sue Drogemuller 2/11 #225307

October 2015
Thu 29Australian Ringneck
Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park
Single 'zonarius'
Mike Howes 30/10 #225247
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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