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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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January 2018
Mon 15Black-faced Woodswallow
15 km west of Balaklava
A pair of Black-faced Woodswallows with 3 recently fledged young. Uncommon in this area.
Paul Taylor 15/1 #233317
Thu 11Square-tailed Kite
Panorama
Single adult circling over foothills suburbs of Pasadena and Panorama from about 1.30pm for 5-10 minutes. Good light. Distant photos only.
Jim Allen 11/1 #233263
Mon 8highlightGreater Sand Plover
Port Clinton, Yorke Peninsula
A good number of 6 Greater Sand Plovers roosting at high tide.
Paul Taylor 8/1 #233246
Sun 7Little Tern, Red-necked Stints, Red-capped Plover
Murray R. mouth--Hindmarsh Island
Fascinating to see how most of the 400 or so Stints and 250 Red-capped Plovers on the bare windswept beach were sheltering from the stiff southerly breeze by crouching down in human footprints in the crusted sand. Others were huddled together behind bits of accumulated seaweed. A couple of Sharp-tailed Sandpipers and a solitary Curlew Sandpiper tried but were too big and flew off. The 3 Little Tern were among Great Crested Tern and a few Fairy Terns on a sand spit. eBird checklist
Kelvin Sparks 12/1 #233280

December 2017
Sun 31Buff-banded Rail
The Rocks Reserve, Balaklava
One Buff-banded Rail, the first I've seen in this area.
Paul Taylor 31/12 #233165
Sat 30highlightCommon (Asian) Gull-billed Tern
Port Wakefield
3 Gull-billed Terns of Asian subspecies affinis at the temporary wetland.
Paul Taylor 30/12 #233152
Fri 29Orange Chat
15 km west of Blyth
5 or 6 Orange Chats with White-fronted Chats.
Paul Taylor 29/12 #233143
Thu 28Black-faced Cormorant
Bald Hill Beach
One Black-faced Cormorant, the first I've seen here. Uncommon in northern St. Vincent Gulf.
Paul Taylor 28/12 #233134
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