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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 2016
Tue 25Grey Plover, other waders.
Bald Hill Beach
A season high count of 35 Grey Plovers this morning. Other waders here were 3 Red Knots, 8 Bar-tailed Godwits, 4 turnstones and one Curlew Sandpiper. Also 13 Pied Oystercatchers (usually 2 or 4).
Paul Taylor 25/10 #228996
Mon 24Eastern Curlew
Thompson Beach (Dublin)
A group of 10 Eastern Curlews at Thomson Beach yesterday.
Martin Stokes 25/10 #229003
Thu 13highlightGreater Sand Plover
Bald Hill Beach
One Greater Sand Plover at high tide, a rarity here.
Paul Taylor 13/10 #228854
Fri 7Common Sandpiper
Point Turton Bathing area
1 individual roosting on rocks adjacent to the swimming area at Point Turton bathing area at 5.30pm
David Potter 9/10 #228807
Tue 4Western Grasswren
Whyalla Conservation Park
One Tree Hill. 2, possibly 3 seen at first light. Difficult to get prolonged views. Seen scurrying across the track then disappearing. Took approx 20 mins of standing dead still before two of them showed well for five seconds then they disappeared into the bushes.
Peter Bright 5/10 #228772
Mon 3Grey-tailed Tattler
Port Clinton, Yorke Peninsula
2 tattlers have arrived, at the northern end of town, their regular roosting spot in previous years.
Paul Taylor 3/10 #228754
Sat 1highlightScarlet-chested Parrot
Nullarbor Roadhouse
Male SCP flushed about 1 km N of the T&T camp site, on the fence at the roadhouse. The bird obligingly flew and perched on the fence, allowing me to get to about 4 m and some reasonable photos. Also 2 or 3 Nullarbor Quailthrush on this track from 1 to 3 October.
Gil Langfield 4/10 #228763

September 2016
Fri 30Common Sandpiper
Port Wakefield
2 Common Sandpipers at the wharf.
Paul Taylor 30/9 #228714
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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