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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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Reports published in the past 30 hours.

August 2017
Sun 13Royal Spoonbill (6)
Susie Islet, Orielton Lagoon
Six Spoonbill preening and roosting in the sun on the southern side of the islet, with one Cattle Egret amongst them. eBird checklist
Mona Loofs-Samorzewski 13/8 #231523
Wed 9Great Egret
Lake Dulverton Conservation Area (Oatlands)
Observed a Great Egret in company with two White-faced Herons on the edge waters between the bund wall and Parratah at 12.45hrs. The egret was effectively following the herons causing them to move on. eBird checklist
Martin Bloomfield 9/8 #231505
Eastern Curlew
East Inlet, Stanley
8 birds, not there one month ago. eBird checklist
Richard Ashby 9/8 #231499
Wed 2Painted Buttonquail
Copper Cove track, at Badger Head, Narawntapu N.P.
3 birds flushed from a wooded area on the track. Chestnut shoulder seen well, in good light, on one bird as they flew up vertically. eBird checklist
Geoff Bromfield 2/8 #231458
Tue 1Little Egret
Don Heads, Devonport
Single bird, probably the same individual seen here past several winters. eBird checklist
Richard Ashby 2/8 #231460
highlightSwift Parrot
Kelcey Tier, Devonport
Couple of birds calling. First for season for me. eBird checklist
Richard Ashby 2/8 #231459
highlightFreckled Duck
Queechy Lake
49 Freckled Ducks on the water near the small jetty. eBird checklist
Helen Cunningham 1/8 #231453

July 2017
Fri 28Royal Spoonbill
Duck River Estuary, Smithton
Single bird in area since at least mid-May. eBird checklist
Richard Ashby 28/7 #231429
Sun 23Royal Spoonbill
Queechy Lake
5 birds roosting in willows on the island. eBird checklist
Geoff Bromfield 24/7 #231410
Sat 22Welcome Swallow, Hardhead
Okehampton Road, Triabunna
20 plus swallows hawking over paddock. Wintering birds or early arrivals? Estimated at least 200 Hardheads on Rostrevor Lagoon on the same day. eBird checklist
Peter Brown 22/7 #231401
Fri 21Striated Pardalote
Blythe River, Heybridge
Unusually large number of birds overwintering this year. Hearing and seeing them all over the place. Today at least five individuals calling in euc woodland on 2km walk. eBird checklist
Richard Ashby 22/7 #231397
Tue 18highlightFreckled Duck
Goulds lagoon Granton
10 resting in the shallows. 1 swimming close to observation platform. eBird checklist
Peter Brown 19/7 #231384
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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