Eremaea Birdlines
Interesting and unusual bird observations
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.

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Recent Sightings


Reports published in the past 30 hours.

February 2015
Sat 21Fork-tailed Swift
Ral Ral Creek at 34 07 46S, 140 45 09E
1 Fork-tailed Swift foraging high above the water at noon on a calm, sunny day.
Peter Waanders & Helga Kieskamp 22/2 #222322
Mon 2Brolga
Magpie Swamp Road, Lower South East
140 Brolga at Magpie Swamp Road - the highest number either of us have seen in SA - good to see some young amongst the flock.
Bob Sothman, Roly Lloyd 2/2 #222082
Sun 1Rock Parrot
Onkaparinga River Recreation Reserve
After first hearing their gentle chirping calls, four Rock Parrots (Neophema petrophila) flew out of the Tea trees in a tightly packed group, circled and landed separately in the bushes again. I managed to film and photograph two of them separately. They appear to be juveniles. They sat apart calling to each other for ten minutes and then disappeared into the scrub as a group.
Darren Bishop 8/2 #222164

January 2015
Sat 31sacred kingfisher
Riverglades Murray Bridge SA
approx. 10/12 sighted flying about in the same area on 5 Feb 2015 a similar no spotted in approx. the same place
31/01 Jane and Mick Tibby 05/02 Jane tibby 5/2 #222129
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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