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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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August 2015
Sun 30highlight Freckled Duck, Hardhead and Australasian Shoveller
Queechy Lake
A few pairs of Hardheads and quite a flock of Freckled Duck with some shovellers in the mix.
Michelle Turner 30/8 #224377
Thu 27highlightWhite-necked Heron
C626 Nicholls Rivulet Road
Surprised to see a single White-necked Heron this afternoon alongside the road, about 1.5 kms along the Nicholls Rivulet Road at the Cygnet end. Grid reference -43.169682,147.116533.
Karen Dick 27/8 #224336
Sat 22highlightSwift Parrot
Lodge Hill, Nth Bruny
2 swifties heard flying overhead, landing several hundred meters away in forest.
Dejan Stojanovic 23/8 #224284
Thu 20highlightSwift Parrot
Port Huon Park
3 swifties in the park feeding on flowering E. ovata. First birds I've seen since Autumn.
Dejan Stojanovic, Matt Webb 23/8 #224283
Azure Kingfisher
Inglis River, Wynyard
Single bird observed and watched feeding for about 20 min. Approx 800m to 1 km downstream of the highway bridge.
John and Shirley Tongue 20/8 #224273
Wed 19Whimbrel
Colchis Creek Mouth (Georges Bay, St Helens)
Single (1) Whimbrel feeding on mudflat with 24 Bar-tailed Godwits. First spotted last week by Des Wingfield.
Liz Znidersic and Nat Walter 19/8 #224255
Sat 15highlightLight-mantled Albatross, Grey Petrel, Northern Royal Albatross, Slender-billed Prion
Eaglehawk Neck Pelagic Trip
Highlights for the day as above. The Light-mantled Albatross gave a close fly-by and the Grey Petrel views were crippling as at least one bird did laps of the boat on several occasions. Also had an adult Salvin's Albatross.
Paul Brooks and all aboard the Pauletta 16/8 #224227
Tasmanian Scrubwren
Wineglass Bay campsite
Normally a rather shy frequenter of gloomy understorey, multiple birds hopping about my feet in the open, bare ground of Banksia woodland. The birds will be accustomed to heavy human traffic in the warmer months but the place is currently deserted.
Richard Ashby 16/8 #224218
Yellow-throated Honeyeater
Wineglass Bay campsite
Bird pecking aggressively on wallaby's back, collecting hairs presumably as nesting material. Wallaby not remotely concerned, despite bird's level of enthusiasm and repeated visits.
Richard Ashby 16/8 #224217
Fri 14highlightSpotted Quail-thrush
14 km east of L Leake turnoff on B34
Bird on road edge in mid afternoon. Hopped into scrub at my passing.
Richard Ashby 16/8 #224216
Mon 10Cape Barren Goose
Hadspen (adjacent to Bass Highway)
3x seen this morning (@110 km/hr)
Rodger Willows 10/8 #224144
highlightFreckled Duck
Queechy Lake
90+ remain roosting in and around willows.
Rodger Willows & Alison Roach 10/8 #224143
Sat 8highlightWhite-necked Heron
Sisters Beach
Single bird flying over farmland.
Richard Ashby 8/8 #224111
Thu 6highlightWhite-necked Heron
Swamp Rd. Sprent
Two birds found in a paddock with approximately a dozen White-faced Herons, not far from where there were 14 two years ago.
John and Shirley Tongue 6/8 #224100
Tue 4highlightWhite-necked Heron
Pyengana
Single bird foraging in paddock.
Liz Znidersic and Harry Leonard 13/8 #224182
yellow wattlebird
Lake Llewellyn, Sisters Beach
first time in a decade that i have seen one in this location.
joanne weeks 4/8 #224085
Sat 1Swamp Harrier
Goulds Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary
[Moderator's Note - not really an unusual species, but quite an early arrival back - or overwintering bird]
Debby Ng 1/8 #224063

July 2015
Fri 31highlightWhite-necked Heron
Henrietta, Murchison Hwy south of Wynyard
Single bird with White-faced Heron and Cattle Egrets.
Richard Ashby 31/7 #224056
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