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Interesting and unusual bird observations
Birdline New South Wales

Birdline NSW 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. We may also consider publishing unusually-plumaged birds (e.g. albinistic/leucistic/melanistic) if they are considered interesting or are uncommonly seen.

Birdline New South Wales is supported by Birding NSW, Birdlife Southern NSW and Cumberland Bird Observers Club and moderated by Alan Morris, Liam Murphy, Mick Roderick and Simon Blanchflower.

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Moderators' Note

Birders are encouraged to post lists to eBird Australia, where sightings are incorporated into the BirdLife Australia Atlas. To do this you need to register with eBird Australia then login. All Regent Honeyeater and Swift Parrot reports should be forwarded to Mick Roderick to assist in the recovery of these severely declining species: Note we will not be publishing reports of Accipiter raptors (Collared Sparrowhawk, Grey/Brown Goshawks) or Square-tailed Kites unless they are in unusual locations or are seen with unusual prey etc.

Recent Sightings


Reports published in the past 30 hours.

September 2022
Tue 27Wompoo Fruit-Dove
Ash Island--Scotts Point Way
A single fruit-dove seen with figbirds in a fig tree past the start of the walking/bike track on Scotts Point Way. Light was poor but could see its pale head, green upperparts and purple chest. It was feeding in low branches but flew higher up when disturbed. eBird checklist
Paul Rowan 27/9 #267391
Mon 26Ground Cuckoo Shrike
Bingara Cemetery
One Ground Cuckoo Shrike flew over the cemetery while we were photographing the local Bluebonnets. It went to ground outside the cemetery near the old sale yards but couldn't be re-located.
June Harris 26/9 #267385
Australian (Pacific) Koel
Eulah Creek
Looks like there are no reports yet from the western side of the ranges; the first male of the season was heard calling at 6:10 this morning at the new concrete bridge across Eulah Creek, ca. 21 km E of Narrabri.
Michael Dahlem 26/9 #267384
Sun 25White-throated Gerygone
Aumuna Rd, opp Dundundra Falls Reserve, Terrey Hills
Heard then observed a single White-throated Gerygone in a tree opposite the reserve. (Moderator: As with other spring migrants, White-throated Gerygones are well and truly back, so we won't be publishing more of these unless the circumstances are interesting or significant. MR).
Gina McFarlane 25/9 #267383
Pacific Baza, Oriental Dollarbird, Little Bronze-Cuckoo, Spangled Drongo
Orara River, Coutts Crossing
A pair of Pacific Bazas circled around and landed in a Forest Red Gum, Little Bronze-Cuckoo heard calling briefly with its trilling call and 1-2 Dollarbirds perched in eucalypts, one on dead branch near Spangled Drongo probably a different bird to the one seen earlier in a living tree. First records of the Baza, Cuckoo and Dollarbird for the season although some Bazas do overwinter.
Greg Clancy 25/9 #267382
Chittaway Point, Tuggerah
One Whimbrel present. Uncommon on the Central Coast, especially around Tuggerah Lake.
Andrew Robinson 25/9 #267380
Sat 24Rufous Fantail, Shining Bronze-Cuckoo
Armidale Road Coutts Crossing
Fantail and cuckoo feeding in a mixed species flock in our front yard with White-cheeked, Brown, Yellow-faced and Lewin's Honeyeaters, Silvereys, and a Golden Whistler, before being scared off by an adult Grey Butcherbird. The Fantail presumably on passage and the Cuckoo was the first recorded locally for many months. Shining Bronze-Cuckoos often over-winter locally but none were noted last autumn-winter.
Greg Clancy 25/9 #267378
White-fronted Tern, Common Tern
Soldiers Point (Norah Head)
White-fronted Tern (14), along with a single Common Tern present. Also Red-necked Stint (30+), Ruddy Turnstone (7) and a Grey-tailed Tattler.
Andrew Robinson and Dean Purcell 24/9 #267374
Ground Cuckooshrike
Bewley’s Rd, 100m from corner with Newell Hwy, West Wyalong and recent Glossy Ibis site
3 Ground Cuckooshrikes using gum trees right beside road and flying down to flooded crop field then back to trees repeatedly (at -33.6581772, 147.5769525). Wait near gums and you should see them within a few mins - they remain at this spot even though we drove past a few times. We could not find the Glossy Ibis reported a few days ago.
Chris Rehberg - Sydney Birding, with Peter Stevens 24/9 #267366
Thu 22Painted Button-quail
Sandigo, east of Narrandera
An adult female Painted Button-quail, did a hurried walk across the Sturt Highway, ahead of our car while we travelliong betwteen Hay ajnd Wagga Wagga. The countryside was basically pastoral with some crop paddoicks, and some scattered Red Gums, hardly Painted Button-quail habitat. eBird checklist
Alan Morris & Mike Kuhl 24/9 #267370
Superb Parrot
Yarrada Rest Area, Sturt Highway, east of Hay
a flock of nine Superb Parrots flew across the Sturt Highway near the Yarrada Rest Area. Subsequently other who were following some distance behind were alerted and when they reached the Rest Area, they found the Superb Parrots. The Countryside here is looking wonderful. Every depression is filled with water, the banks of the Murrumbidgee River have overflowed, and there is great conditions for waterbirds. eBird checklist
Alan Morris & Mike Kuhl 24/9 #267369
Regent Parrot
Euston Club Resort and Riverside Track
A 20 minute stop here on 18/9/2022 of this known Regent Parrot site, failed to find any birds although two birds were heard calling in a patch of large River Red Gums. However a return on 22/9/22 found 3 birds in the same patch of Red Gums on the bank of the Murray River eBird checklist
Alan Morris & Mike Kuhl 24/9 #267368
Black-faced Monarch, Sacred Kingfisher, Dollarbird
Kurrajong Hills
A migrant arrival bonanza today with Dollarbird, Black-faced Monarch and Sacred Kingfisher all putting in their first appearances in the Hawkesbury hills. These are normal arrival dates except for Dollarbird which has arrived in early Oct for the past 6 years.
Eric Finley 23/9 #267365
highlightBanded Stilts, shorebirds, site report
Salt Lake, northwestern NSW
59 Banded Stilts counted. Also estimated 1,200 Red-necked Avocets (700 counted then extrapolated). Many hundreds Grey Teal and circa 40 Pink-eared Ducks. A small number of Pied Stilts, six Silver Gulls and circa 500 small shorebirds all seeming identical - hopefully photos will reach an ID but they were very distant. Also possibly a half dozen Marsh Sandpipers - again pending photo confirmation. Note - very remote site. 4WD recommended for access. We accessed the lake via a sandy track that joins Silver City Highway at (-30.1383634, 142.1083535) - which is 98km south of Tibooburra. Birds were distant but scoped and we walked a little closer also. (Scope practically mandatory if wanting to observe from end of that track). No mobile coverage. If accessing lake shore, recommend gum boots. Checklist to come in due course. eBird checklist
Chris Rehberg / Sydney Birding, with Peter Stevens 22/9 #267363
Wed 21Curlew Sandpiper
At Pindimar in the Tea Gardens area, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit and 2 Eastern Curlew were very close on a small sandy beach near the corner of Curlew Ave and Cook St. Much further away on a mangrove branch was another wader. The light was not good and we didn't have a scope. Upon heavily cropping a photo, it appears, although the cropped image is not good quality, that the bird has the downward curved beak of a Curlew Sandpiper. At this location we also observed an Eastern Osprey come in carrying a fish to its nest on a nearby pine tree.
Andrew Wood and Roslyn Atkins 24/9 #267367
Tue 20Eastern Koel, Sacred Kingfisher,
Washpool Road, Clarenza
Both birds heard calling. Kingfisher calling with territorial call. First records of both for the season for observer. Koel arrived at Wooloweyah Village a few days earlier (Janet Purcell
Greg Clancy 25/9 #267377
Great Knot
Picnic Point Reserve, The Entrance
Single Great Knot feeding with 14 x Bar-tailed Godwit. A rare species for the Central Coast LGA.
Andrew Robinson 20/9 #267357
Sun 18highlightGrey Falcon
Ivanhoe-Menindee Rd.
Seen at 11:30am. One bird by the side of the road, 5 metres up a dead tree. It flew off when we got out of the car. Clear views of stocky falcon with different shades of grey. Yellow on bill and eyes distinct. Many other birds in this spot, so good hunting opportunities for the falcon. Coordinates: -32.82357, 143.89694
Lorne Johnson and Steve Edwards 27/9 #267389
Australian Pratincole
Bridge Cres Mascot
David Ongley reports that on eBird today, it is reported that overseas birders Richard & Kathleen Prentki observed two Australian Pratincoles fly past that section near the Sydney airport. A good full description is provided in the eBird account, and the birds were seen well. No photographs available. David also notes that the only Sydney Region eBird record is for 2009 but I am aware of other Sydney records. The report is posted in the event that people would be aware and check out airport and Botany Bay suitable locations. The eBird list is S118941726 (Alan Morris, Moderator) eBird checklist
R. & K. Pentki per alan Morris 18/9 #267355
Terrigal Pelagic
A Dollarbird was seen heading for shore approx 7:20am as the Terrigal Pelagic trip headed out to sea - sighting approx 2kms off the coast. Assume a migrant returning for the summer.
Tom Wilson et al on the Terrigal Pelagic trip 18/9 #267354
White-bellied Cuckooshrike,Spangled Drongo,Topknot Pigeon.
Red Hill Sydney
Seen a dark morph White-bellied Cuckooshrike at Red Hill this morning this is my first record of this species on the Northern Beaches also an adult Spangled Drongo still hanging around and 10+Topknot Pigeons landed in a Eucalypt on top of the hill.
Michael Ronan 18/9 #267353
Caspian Tern
Lake Wollumboola
Unusual eye patch and light yellow bill. Red tag on lower right leg eBird checklist
john anderson 18/9 #267351
Sat 17highlightAustralasian/Eastern Grass-owl, Australasian Bittern
Macquarie Marshes--Monkeygar Crossing
We twice spotted an owl on that night - in the first case it flew past and Peter managed a quick snapshot which shows the trailing feet and darkly barred wings. As we later drove off an owl flushed with clearly trailing feet that we both identified as Grass-owl. Note - due to flooding, Gibson Way is impassable from Quambone heading west to the marshes. We drove north from Warren along the west side of the marshes then turned east onto Gibson Way. Gibson Way is seriously corrugated. Aus Bitterns also heard. Single Black-tailed Nativehen seen. Leanne at Willie Retreat provided accommodation nearby and has great local bird knowledge - recommended. (moderator's Note: Inland records of Grass Owls while rare , but are known to occur in very good seasons. I can recall one at Narrabri 1968, Pallamallawa 1978, 5 at Metford Tank, near Brokenm Hill in 1993, Boggabilla & Wee Waa in 1996 & Bellata 2011, so that this report from the Macquarie Marshes follows that pattern. AKM) eBird checklist
Chris Rehberg - Sydney Birding, with Peter Stevens 28/9 #267399
Magpie Goose
Newell Highway, near Back Creek
One bird not far from highway. Most unexpected. Coordinates: -33.67806, 147.53472
Lorne Johnson and Steve Edwards 27/9 #267390
Putta Bucca Wetlands, Mudgee
Dollarbird flew over the wetlands. Noted the Terrigal report for 18th and thought I would add this one too. Checklist in due course.
Chris Rehberg / Sydney Birding, with Peter Stevens 22/9 #267364
Barn Owl
Western Sydney Parklands, Quakers Hill
Ravens and Currawong chasing it around my house in the day time. Had a good look at it at. Quakers Hill just behind Western Sydney Parklands.
Anthony Maltman 21/9 #267360
highlightWandering Albatross, NZ Wandering (Gibson’s) Albatross
Terrigal Pelagic
An enjoyable trip in reasonable conditions out of Terrigal produced 13 Tubenose species with the highlights being a probable Wandering Albatross and NZ Wandering (Gibson’s) Albatross (1). Also of note were; Buller’s Albatross (1), Black-browed Albatross (2), Shy (White-capped) Albatross (4), Fairy Prion (1), Wilson’s Storm Petrel (2) and 20+ (5) Providence Petrel, some of which were incredibly obliging. As already reported a Dollarbird was seen approx. 4km from the coast heading towards land.
Andrew Robinson, Dean Purcell and 11 other participants. 19/9 #267356
Leaden Flycatcher
Bullawa Creek State Conservation Area
Several Leaden Flycatchers were heard this morning not far from Mt. Kaputar Road, ca. 300 m east of the entrance to the SCA. The two shown here were singing in a duet and were looking at a potential nest site. There are no records on ebird yet for this season on the western side of the ranges.
Michael Dahlem 17/9 #267343
Fri 16Channel-billed Cuckoo
Warriewood Wetlands
Heard, then saw a pair of channel billed cuckoos in gum tree near water quality pond.
Gina McFarlane 17/9 #267349
Wompoo Fruit- Dove.
Saltwater National Park.
4 Wompoo Fruit Doves In Fig Trees in The Park. Spotted By Allan Johns and Myself eBird checklist
Gordon Arthur. Allan Johns. 16/9 #267342
Wed 14Glossy Black Cockatoo
Swan Ave Cudmirah
Three Glossy Black Cockatoos in casuarinas on the edge of the road at southern end of Swan Avenue (Crown Land opposite houses) for about an hour.
Lesley May 15/9 #267340
Tue 13Pacific Golden Plover
Farquhar Inlet, Old Bar
18 Pacific Golden Plovers seen this morning 0730 on northern side of Farquhar inlet. First for the season.
Silas Darnell 13/9 #267338
Pacific Koel
My 1st Pacific Koel for the season heard this afternoon around 1730. Maybe 1st record for the Illawarra? (Moderator's Note: There is one other report in eBird, a single bird at Farmborough Heightrs, seen by Andrew Woods on 8/9/2022. AKM)
Steven Cooper 13/9 #267337
Channel-billed Cuckoo
Isaacs Lane, Johns River
A pair were seen , harassed by Torresian Crows, at Isaacs Lane, Johns River, a location where there are a number of large Moreton Bay Figs on some large dairy farms. These are the first Channel-billed Cuckoos reported for the Mid North Coast, where they usually arrive two weeks after first being reported in Sydney and the Central Coast. eBird checklist
Alan Morris 13/9 #267334
Mon 12Sacred Kingfisher
Coopernook Road Swamp, Coopernook
A Sacred Kingfisher was heard calling its breeding/territory call at the wetlands today. It was for me, my first sighting for the summer season. It was subsequently pointed out to me that one was seen and heard calling there on 21/8/22 by Phil Shelley, while Karen Smedly (with others) saw and heard one calling at Brimbin Nature Reserve, Wingham, on 2/9/2022. In the past, the spring arrival of Sacred Kingfishers was pretty consistant for the period 15-20 of September each year. Things might be changing. From my personal notes, I can say that I saw more overwintering Sacred Kingishers in mangroves and streamside vegetation this winter, than in previous years, perhaps because of all the rainfall, so this might influence the return of the adult birds. eBird checklist
Alan Morris 13/9 #267332
Green Point, near Kincumber
One single Dollarbird seen on the edge of Kincumber Mountain Reserve on the Green Point side. (Moderator's Note: This is an early datre for the return of a Dollarbird to NSW, usually they arrive after the 3rd week of September. AKM)
Luke Ullrich 12/9 #267328
highlightWompoo Fruit-dove
9 Pollard Close Holgate
Went outside this morning and was immediately attracted by the bright flash of green, two Topknot Pigeons were being chased around by a Wompoo Fruit dove, between the crowns of a couple of Cabbage Tree Palms, It then settled in a blue gum where it is roosting, and I was able to observe with binoculars. Unable to take a photo at that time, as no charge in my camera, but charging my camera in the hope I can get a photo before it flies off.
Richard Aichinger 12/9 #267324
Sun 11Spectacled Monarch
Myall Lakes National Park--Mungo Brush
Seen and heard calling at 1:30pm about 30 metres into the ‘Rainforest walking track’. Entrance to the track is at the Northern end of Mungo Brush campground (Moderator's Note: This is not the first returning Spectacled Monarch, as one bird was seen by Archie Brennan et al on 22/8/22 north-east of Bulahdelah, while another was at Sea-Acres NR, Port Macquarie on 11/9/22 seen by Karen Smedley. AKM)
Joe May/Marty Cannon 13/9 #267335
Black-faced Monarch
Henry Kendall Gardens, Wyoming
First hearing of Call this summer, then sighted soon afterr 1145 hrs. First return reported for the Central Coast LGA. (Moderator's Note: It is of interest to note that the first return to the Mid North Coast was at Sea-Acres NR Port Macquarie, seen and heard by Peter West, on the same day. AKM)
Rob Montgomery 12/9 #267330
Bush Stone-Curlew
Alstonville, behind Panorama estate
Last night about 9.30, heard the distinctive call of the Bush Stone-Curlew calling nearby, about 500meters away, behind the estate I live in. It came closer, so tonight if it calls again, I’ll go searching for it. It continued to call on & off over the next hour. A first for me here. Also heard a Southern Boobook calling, just before the Curlew started. eBird checklist
Rose Wisemantel 12/9 #267327
Whiskered Tern, Glossy Ibis
Mirrool Creek ne of Hay -34.105109, 145.301420
About 40 Whiskered Terns hunting over the creek and flooded area. Flying low across the road bridge and giving great views. Glossy Ibis present in the flooded salt bush. One Australian Gull-billed Tern with the flock and lots of other birds around (Brown Songlark, White-winged Fairy-wren etc). eBird checklist
David Ongley 12/9 #267326
Sat 10Channel-billed Cuckoo
Tatham, northern rivers region
Single bird seen. Being chased by two Torresian Crows Moderator's Note: see that both the Koels and Channel-bills turn up two weeks or more, later on the North and Mid-North Coast, after the birds arrive in Sydney! AKM).
David Charley 11/9 #267321
Curlew Sandpiper
Chittaway Point, Tuggerah
Single juvenile Curlew Sandpiper present. Rare these days around closed waters on the Central Coast (Tuggerah Lake etc.), although still regular on the northern rockplatforms i.e Soldiers Point where up to 20 can sometimes be seen.
Andrew Robinson 10/9 #267316
Wed 7Rose Crowned Fruit Dove
Cooks River Marrickville
Spotted on Cooks River
PJ 8/9 #267313
Flock Bronzewing
South Myers Tank, Sturt NP.
19 Flock Bronzewings came into drink between 17.15 and 18.00
Allan Benson, Daniel McKeon & John Reidy 7/9 #267307
Tue 6Banded Lapwing
Windsor Turf Farms, Windsor
3 birds were present yesterday and were observed on the main road before being chased by a magpie. It is possible that one of them could have been a young bird, but I did not get the chance to see them all that well.
Tony Palliser 7/9 #267306
Spotted Harrier
Main Weir Road Menindee far west N S W.
The Spotted Harrier is a rare visitor to Menindee and I have only seen them here three times in the past. I hope to see them again to get a better photo for my files. Many birds are returning to the Menindee area again thanks to the Darling River and the Menindee Lakes receiving welcome flooding.
Geoffrey Looney 6/9 #267305
highlight Ruddy Turnstone, Wood Sandpiper, Australian Bustard
Twelve Mile Creek, Sturt National Park
A Wood Sandpiper and a Ruddy Turnstone were viewed through scopes at South Myer Tank and a pair of Bustards were seen at Twelve Mile Creek. (Moderator's Note: the turnstone and sandpiper are very rare in this part of NSW, the former presumably in transit as there are very few records from inland Australia. MR).
Allan Benson, Daniel McKeon John Reidy 6/9 #267304
Rainbow Bee-eater
Eulah Creek
First sighting of the season this afternoon, at the Bullawa Creek bridge to Eulah Creek, 15 km east of Narrabri.(Moderator's Note: The first reports of the return of Bee-eaters that I am aware of was on 25/8/2022 at Hastings River Drive, Fernbank (Port Macquarie), then birds were seen at the Manning River Wingham on 2/9/22 (Ted Giblin) and I saw two Bee-eaters at Gogleys Lagoon, Camden Head on 5/9/22 (AKM).
Michael Dahlem 6/9 #267301
Mon 5Channel-billed Cuckoo
Five Dock
Heard my first Channel-billed of the season at about 1pm today at Five Dock (Charles Heath Reserve) (Moderator: This will be the last Channel-bill return we will publish unless there are other circumstances that make the observation significant. MR).
Robert Griffin 5/9 #267297
Sun 4White-headed Petrel,Shy Albatross.
Long Reef Aquatic Reserve.
Well after a shocking winter for Seabirds off Sydney it was really nice to get at least a few birds to look at today the highlight of a seawatch from Long Reef today was 1 possibly 2 White-headed Petrels, about 35 Shy (White-capped) Albatross, 25 Black-browed Albatross and a single Brown Skua.
Michael Ronan 4/9 #267295
Sat 3Black-eared Cuckoos
Round Hill Nature Reserve
Heard and seen at a few points along Tipping Way along northern edge of Round Hill NR. One photographed at random roadside stop although suspect four more flew through. Two seen at the waterhole near Whooey Tanks and others heard further west. Mallee along north edge of Tipping Way recently bulldozed - between 50m to 200m width. eBird checklist
Chris Rehberg - Sydney Birding with Graham Ryland, Peter Stevens 6/9 #267298
Eastern Curlew
Picnic Point Reserve, The Entrance
A single Eastern Curlew present, a scarce species around the north of the Central Coast LGA i.e Tuggerah Lake and the earliest I’ve observed one here.
Andrew Robinson 3/9 #267291
Fri 2Australian Spotted Crake, Spotless Crake, White-necked Herons x20
Lake Cargelligo area
Two Spotted Crakes showing well in waterlogged field opposite the bird hide near start of Water Treatment Plant circuit, close to track and taking cover in shrubs beside track there. Spotless Crake heard at Chat Alley proper. Murrin Bridge Road just SE of Chat Alley has water over road in various places (passable) with 20+ White-necked Herons. Many places along Lachlan Valley Way between Euabalong and Condobolin have water over road and we saw many 2-foot-long carp floundering on the roads. One section of road massively underwater and closed - clear detour signage in place. eBird checklist
Chris Rehberg - Sydney Birding with Graham Ryland, Peter Stevens 6/9 #267299
Wompoo Fruit- Dove.
Myall Lakes National Park--Mungo Campground.
Two Birds Spotted Feeding on Figs in Fig Tree Near The Boat Ramp at Mungo Campground. Wompoo were in The Fig Tree with Figbirds, Green Catbird and Male Regent Bowerbird. eBird checklist
Gordon Arthur 2/9 #267287
Thu 1Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Central Coast Wetlands (Tuggerah)
2 Sharp-tailed Sandpipers foraging along the edge of the land spit in the lagoon at Central Coast Wetlands Tuggerah at 2.00pm eBird checklist
David Schuemaker 1/9 #267283
Channel-billed Cuckoo
Heard calling this morning. (Moderator's Note: this is the 2nd report for the Central Coast, the first one was seen by Marj Kibby on 29/8/22 at Kingfisher Shores, Chain Valley Bay. AKM)
Christina Port 1/9 #267278

August 2022
Wed 31Channel-billed Cuckoo
Heard channel-billed cuckoo this morning at around 9am at my place. First one I've heard around here this season.
Sarah Cardenzana 31/8 #267274
Tue 30White-throated Gerygone
Quarry Track, Limeburners Creek Nature Reserve, Crescent Head
Two White-thtoated Gerygones were seen and were calling loudly at the beginning of the Quarry Track (also known as Big Hill Trail), just off the Maria River Road. However these are not the first sightings for the Mid North Coast. On 23/8/2022, White-throated Gerygones were first recorded by Clive Meadows at three sites at King Creek near Waughope, while Phil Shelley had them arriving at Rowlands Plains Rd Telegreaph Point on 24/8/2022 eBird checklist
Alan Morris & Clive Meadows 31/8 #267275
Mon 29White-throated Gerygone
Mallawa Creek (restricted access private property)
'The Glen' along Mallawa Creek Bullarah locality NW NSW 70km west of Moree) 2 White-throated Gerygone. Also present Western Gerygone, Striated Pardalotes and Inland Thornbills. Amongst Coolibah and river Cooba along Mallawa Creek (currently flowing).
Patrick Johnston 30/8 #267271
Wompoo Fruit Dove
Coomba Road, Charlotte Bay, Elizabeth Beach
Bird has been here for a week , feeding on the fruit of a Cabbage Tree Palm. Lived here for 6 years and the first time a WFD has been observed here.
Chris Catt and Janine Bailey 29/8 #267269
Glossy Black-Cockatoo
Scenic Dr, Doyalson
Three Glossy Blacks drinking from a big roadside puddle seen as I was driving out of Doyalson Vet at 4.30pm. They were almost hit as they flew across the road back to vet side and landed in trees on private property. A fourth bird then flew across to them. As this species is known to drink at the same spot at the same time of day I'm posting in case other locals want to keep an eye out for their welfare at this dangerous busy road (Moderator';s Note: Glossy Black Cockatoo are known from the general area around Doyalson, hower post the 2019 bushfires, there have been fewer reports in the Central Coast Region and none in the Doyalson/Munmorah Area since 2018 as reported on eBird, so this is the reason that we have published this report.AKM)
Rebecca Citroni 29/8 #267268
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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