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Interesting and unusual bird observations
Birdline Tasmania

Birdline Tasmania 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 Tasmania is supported by Birdlife Australia and moderated by James Melville, John Tongue and Paul Brooks.

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October 2016
Tue 18Satin flycatcher
Notley Hills
Bird seen and heard. Earlier than usual. Following day a bird was heard at Hollybank
Geoff Bromfield 20/10 #228945
Sat 15Australian Reed Warbler
Poatina Road
Seen and heard in full song, among old cumbungi stalks in roadside ponds.
Bill Scott-Young 16/10 #228881
Sun 9highlightCurlew Sandpiper
Big Lagoon (Bruny Island)
6 birds feeding along the shoreline.
Andrew Hingston 20/10 #228956
Sat 8megamegaAntartic Tern, Salvin's Albatross
Eaglehawk Neck Pelagic Trip
An adult Antarctic Tern in active primary moult and an adult Salvin's Albatross were the highlights of today's trip. eBird checklist
Paul Brooks and all aboard the Pauletta 8/10 #228796
Fri 7highlightSwift Parrot
Romaine Reserve, Burnie
Single birds heard at several points in this 2km walk. eBird checklist
Richard Ashby 8/10 #228793

September 2016
Sun 25highlightCurlew Sandpiper
Big Lagoon, North Bruny Island
One seen at ~1215h foraging with a male Red-capped Plover on the north-eastern shoreline. eBird checklist
Charles Silveira 29/9 #228701
Fri 23Australian Shelduck
Hopeless Plains, south of Smithton
Adult bird dive bombing chicks forcing them to submerge, presumably to hone their raptor evasion reflexes. eBird checklist
Richard Ashby 23/9 #228640
Thu 22Wedge-tailed Eagle
Allens Rivulet
Pair of Wedge-tailed Eagles on a high branch, spotted because they were being harassed by ravens. eBird checklist
Marty de la Motte 22/9 #228627
Wed 21Wedge-tailed Eagle
Wondering what might be for breakfast. eBird checklist
Bill Scott-Young 22/9 #228633
Great Crested Grebe
Tamar River, Deviot
Three birds observed in the Tamar River from the bridge near the Supply River Flour Mill car park, Deviot. Approximately 600 metres from the shore. eBird checklist
Helen Cunningham and Charlie Price 21/9 #228616
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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