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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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February 2017
Thu 23Crested Shrike-tit
Coombe St. Gawler East
This morning just after 0700hrs I observed a pair of CST visiting one of my birdbaths. Pair were then observed 'inspecting' a medium sized Callitris & Eucalypt in our yard together.
David Hartland 23/2 #230187
Tue 21Wood Sandpiper
Port Wakefield
One in flooded area on eastern side of town.
Paul Taylor 21/2 #230163
Musk Lorikeet
Port Arthur
At least 15 roosting in tall eucalypt. Uncommon on Yorke Peninsula.
Paul Taylor 21/2 #230162
Sun 19Straw-necked Ibis
Near Port Wakefield
One immature Straw-necked with about 60 Australian White Ibis. Unusual in this area.
Paul Taylor 19/2 #230136
Mon 13Intermediate Egret
Drain M Lake George east of Beachport
A single bird in company of an Eastern Great Egret for close comparison. Features noted included shorter necked and smaller stature than Great Egret. Yellowish bill with gape line clearly not extending behind eye. Black legs with dark soles to feet (seen clearly in flight) all aiding in identifying this bird from similar confusing species such as young Little Egrets
David and Sue Harper 14/2 #230103
White-throated Needletails
5km SE of Robe
2 birds hawking low over main Rd travelling in a westerly direction
David and Sue Harper 14/2 #230102
Sun 12White-throated Needletail
Extreme SE of SA
3 needletails just on SA side of border, 5 kms west of Nelson, Vic.
Paul Taylor 12/2 #230080
Thu 9Fork-tailed Swift
At least 50 swifts at 11am., heading south-west.
Paul Taylor 9/2 #230048
Fork-tailed Swifts
Port River Causeway
About 50 Fork-tailed Swifts hawking with Welcome Swallows above Port Canal at 8.20am
David Potter 9/2 #230045
Tue 7highlightFreckled Duck
Port Wakefield
2 adults and 3 immatures, the first I have seen here.
Paul Taylor 7/2 #230032
Sat 4White-bellied Sea-Eagle
Greenfields Wetlands, Parafield Gardens
Single Juvenile WBSE approx. 3pm. Took off and flew West
Neil Edwards 5/2 #230013
Thu 2Gull Billed Tern (race affinis)
Murray River Mouth - Sugar Beach
Single bird flew past along the waterline heading west - I'm guessing the same bird reported on 7 Jan
Martin Stokes 2/2 #229989

January 2017
Tue 31Common Sandpiper
Port Wakefield
One along Wakefield River outlet to the sea.
Paul Taylor 31/1 #229965
Mon 30Red and Great Knot, Bar-tailed Godwits
Bald Hill Beach
11 Red Knot, 3 Great Knot and 3 Bar-tailed Godwits with about 30 Grey Plovers. Knots and godwits are low in numbers this summer.
Paul Taylor 30/1 #229958
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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