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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 2019
Sat 24Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Notley Hills, Bridgenorth
Single bird calling from high in the forest (1230 hrs).
Geoff Bromfield 25/8 #241015
Mon 19highlightMasked Owl
Oakleigh Ave, Taroona
A single large Masked Owl seen at night on slope below house, sitting on short grass. Slope is opposite Truganini Reserve where owls have been seen in the past.
Els Wakefield for Erik Hayward 23/8 #241002
Wedge-tailed Eagle
Eagle with a broken wing probably from powerline impact. I followed Raptor Rescue instructions, chased it till it turned on its back, covered talons with a towel and wrapped it in a bag. It was then collected and taken to a vet.
Bill Scott-Young 19/8 #240988
Sat 17Wedge-tailed Eagle
Jennyfield, Bridgenorth
Single bird high over was being mobbed by two ravens. 1430 hrs.
Geoff Bromfield 18/8 #240983
White-bellied Sea Eagle
Fern Glade, Burnie
A pair of sea eagles perched in a tree on the northern bank near car park. The birds very vocal then spotted them mating.
Frank & Lennice Wilson 17/8 #240977
Thu 15Collared Sparrowhawk
Jennyfield Rd., Bridgenorth
Single bird by roadside.
Geoff Bromfield 16/8 #240975
Tue 13Shy Albatross
West Beach Burnie
Not uncommon perhaps but new for me. About 20 swimming at various distances out from the beach. Seen from my back deck through a spotting scope.
Michael Parsons 13/8 #240957
Mon 12White-bellied Sea Eagle
Greens Beach - Kelso shoreline
One, possibly two birds over the estuary. Also seen were 12 Red-capped Plover (7 and 5).
Geoff Bromfield 13/8 #240956
Sat 10Wedge-tailed Eagle
Wesley Vale
A pair flying. Area from coast to Peirces Rd, Wesley Vale. 11:30 am.
Joanna Cullen 10/8 #240938
Wed 7highlightSacred Kingfisher
Don River Estuary
Sacred Kingfisher still present on western bank near Sawdust Bridge.
Shane Pinner 7/8 #240925
Tue 6Great Egret
Don River Estuary
Have seen a couple of Great Egrets together in the Don estuary over the last few weeks. Solitary bird this morning.
Shane Pinner 6/8 #240917
Sun 4Grey Goshawk (white morph)
Been seen around for week or so in the distance, today the bird appeared close by on private property, it was feeding on a male blackbird. Possibly the same bird sighted Kingston Beach, Fri 12 "#240780"?
Russell Twining 4/8 #240905
Striated Pardalote
Detention River, NW
Several birds calling, first for season in this area. Note no birds at all detected overwintering this last season, despite much activity previous winter.
Richard Ashby 4/8 #240902
Grey Goshawk (white morph)
Sorell St Devonport
8.00 am, Silver Gulls bit upset, looked outside and noticed Grey Goshawk in the poplar tree. Grab the camera just as it flew off. Not great but a record all the same.
Shane Pinner 4/8 #240901

July 2019
Sat 27Black Swan
One pair of swans with young approx. 2/3 adult size and another pair with young 1/2 adult size, this is very much out of season for this area.
Bill Scott-Young 28/7 #240858
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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