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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 2017
Sat 22Pink-eared and Freckled Ducks
Port Wakefield
More than 200 Pink-eared Ducks and 30 Freckled Ducks at the flooded wetland. Other waterfowl of note were 4 shovelers and 3 Blue-billed Ducks.
Paul Taylor 22/4 #230737
Thu 20Fork-tailed Swift
At least 10 swifts flying north at midday.
Paul Taylor 20/4 #230719
Fri 14Rock Parrot
Near Port Wakefield
One Rock Parrot feeding on saltbush 3 km inland.
Paul Taylor 15/4 #230663
Thu 13Brown Quail
Pengilly Scrub
Five Brown Quail accidently flushed from near entrance of scrub at 9.30am . Four went out of sight into the scrub but one dropped back to ground not far off...I managed to relocate before it flushed again.
Chris Steeles 15/4 #230661
Sat 8Freckled Duck
Bald Hill Beach
Very unusual habitat for 5 Freckled Ducks at sea, with about 30 Grey Teal.
Paul Taylor 8/4 #230604
Thu 6Pacific Swift
Hove, between Brighton Road and coast
Approx. 50 seen. Some hawking as low as 20m. Calm, sunny, mild. Great views in low sunlight post 5pm.
Jim Allen 6/4 #230584
Tue 4highlightLong-toed Stint
Port Wakefield
One Long-toed Stint at the flooded wetland.
Paul Taylor 4/4 #230565
Sat 1Red-capped Robin
One female robin, the first I have seen this year. An autumn and winter visitor to this area.
Paul Taylor 1/4 #230533

March 2017
Fri 31Pallid Cuckoo
7 kms SW of Balaklava
One Pallid Cuckoo, an early arrival in this area.
Paul Taylor 31/3 #230523
White-backed Swallow
4 kms south of Bowmans
3 flying over a sandy rise. Uncommon on Adelaide Plains.
Paul Taylor 31/3 #230522
Tue 28Freckled Duck
Port Wakefield
The number of Freckled Ducks at the flooded wetland has increased to at least 17.
Paul Taylor 28/3 #230497
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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