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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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July 2018
Fri 13highlightAzure Kingfisher
Big Creek, Wynyard (tributary of Inglis R)
Bird allowed approach to1.5m in kayak.
Richard Ashby 13/7 #234853
highlightSacred Kingfisher
Don River Estuary near Sawdust Bridge.
There have been reports it has been in the area for several days. Managed to see it today. Clear skies, mudflats exposed.
Shane Pinner 13/7 #234852
Thu 12Grey Goshawk (white morph) and Collared Sparrowhawk
Jennyfield, Bridgenorth
Single birds.
Geoff Bromfield 13/7 #234850
East Inlet, Stanley
Single bird with single Eastern Curlew. Hooded, Red-capped and Double-banded Plover nearby. Also Fan-tailed Cuckoo.
Richard Ashby 12/7 #234845
Thu 5Grey Goshawk - white morph
Sulphur Creek
Bird seen perched on a TV antenna on neighbor's house.
Frank & Lennice Wilson 6/7 #234797
Tue 3highlightPink-eared Duck
Smithton Sewage Ponds
10 birds today, down from 25 a month ago. Nine sp. of duck present.
Richard Ashby 3/7 #234776
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Hopeless Plains, south of Smithton
290 birds, good-sized flock for NW.
Richard Ashby 3/7 #234775
Wedge-tailed Eagle
Bridgenorth and Hagley
Single birds at both sites. Also 4 Brown Falcons between Bridgnorth and Liffey (return) plus a single Swamp Harrier.
Geoff Bromfield 3/7 #234774

June 2018
Thu 28Black Currawong
Parliament St Park (Sandy Bay)
An uncommon winter visitor to old Sandy Bay - haven't seen one near here since 2012. Flying over towards Battery Point. [Moderator's note: a flock of at least 13 birds has been present in Sandy Bay since the 1st of June - very uncommon in these parts]
Ian Lundy 28/6 #234722
Tue 26Eastern Curlew
E Inlet, Stanley
Single bird, also a pair of Bar-tailed Godwits at West Inlet. Nankeen Kestrel at 'The Nut' and several Fan-tailed Cuckoos in the area. eBird checklist
Richard Ashby 26/6 #234703
Sat 23Royal Spoonbill
Low Head Lagoon
Two spoonbills have been at the lagoon intermingling with the Little Pied Cormorants for several days. eBird checklist
John Watts 24/6 #234689
Blue-winged Parrot
Detention River Estuary
c. 20 birds spotted very briefly, perching, before flying off NE, ? late northbound migration. Good-sized flock for these days. eBird checklist
Richard Ashby 23/6 #234681
Wed 20Wedge-tailed Eagle
100 meters along Dolphin Sands Road (Swan River Rd end)
Flying 10-15 meters above the road towards me (i was driving the car). I stopped to take a photo but it had gone by the time I had pulled over. It was a huge specimen. This was at 2:58 pm. eBird checklist
Paul Carswell 20/6 #234667
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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