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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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August 2016
Sun 21highlightGrey Petrel (1), Northern Royal Albatross (3) and Providence Petrel (4)
Eaglehawk Neck Pelagic Trip
Fairly brief but good views of a Grey Petrel, as it made a couple of passes of the Pauletta, was the highlight of Sunday's Eaglehawk trip. 3 Northern Royal Albatrosses and 4 Providence Petrels were also good to see on a day where the smaller birds were very scarce. The first winter trip I've been on that didn't record a Cape Petrel. eBird checklist
Paul Brooks and all aboard the Pauletta 23/8 #228322
Thu 18White-bellied Sea Eagle
"Palmerston" Poatina
Waiting for lambing to start.
Bill Scott-Young 20/8 #228295
Sat 13highlightSwift Parrot
Big Roaring Beach (Surveyors Bay)
Three Swift Parrots seen visiting stags on Big Roaring Beach, 8km from Dover. We have Blue Gums flowering in the area. eBird checklist
Cath de Little 15/8 #228252
Thu 4Painted Buttonquail
Narawntapu NP
Single female observed darting across track 3 or 4 times (VERY poor photo), just before main bridge on way to hide, and another female heard at the same time, calling further back in the undergrowth. eBird checklist
John and Shirley Tongue 4/8 #228182
Striated Pardalote
Very keen bird winding up for spring. eBird checklist
Richard Ashby 4/8 #228181

July 2016
Sun 31highlightBlue-billed Duck
Copper Ck, Hopeless Plains (s of Smithton)
22 birds. The species seems to have become faithful to this site in recent years, highly fluctuating water levels notwithstanding. eBird checklist
Richard Ashby 31/7 #228153
Sat 30Blue-billed Duck
Nant Lagoon
Two male and two female Blue-billed Duck on newly enlarged Nant Lagoon beside Nant Lane north of Bothwell. eBird checklist
Els Wakefield 30/7 #228146
Banded Lapwing
A single bird on the Lake Highway just north of Bothwell, feeding in a paddock close to the road. eBird checklist
Els Wakefield 30/7 #228145
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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