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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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June 2016
Mon 27Brown Goshawk
Brown Goshawk perched on washing line.
Russell Twining 27/6 #227868
Sun 26Cape Barren Goose
Colchis Creek, St Helens
Three geese flying low to the north at 9.30 am.
Des Wingfield 26/6 #227857
Thu 23highlightBanded Stilt
Sedbury Estuary, Marion Bay
17 birds feeding in the wetland with 4 Bar-tailed Godwits. With Els Wakefield. eBird checklist
Heidi Krajewsky 23/6 #227842
Sat 18Bar-tailed Godwit
Orielton Lagoon
12 Bar-tailed Godwits feeding at low tide.
Bronwyn Scanlon 23/6 #227832
Fri 17highlightBanded Stilt
Ralphs Bay Conservation Area (Lauderdale)
23 Banded Stilt viewed from Dorans Rd, happily feeding amongst oystercatchers, lapwings, Silver Gull and Chestnut Teal. eBird checklist
Mona Loofs-Samorzewski 17/6 #227797
Black-faced Cuckooshrike
Arm End
4 Black-faced Cuckooshrike flew past near the Arm End carpark, landing in some trees and moving on when some Little Wattlebirds harassed them. Unusual time of year to see them. eBird checklist
Mona Loofs-Samorzewski 17/6 #227796
Thu 16Cattle Egret
North of Bridgewater Bridge east side of Dromedary Rd
9 Cattle Egrets in field with 28 White-faced Heron feeding among cattle.
Els Wakefield 16/6 #227785
Wed 15highlightSpotted Quailthrush
trawtha makuminya, Central Highlands
Pair seen at Circular Marsh on the trawtha makuminya property on the 15th of June - closest town Bronte Park in the central highlands. Got a close look at one of the birds; photo attached. Coordinates: 41degrees 59 minutes 48.34 seconds 146 degrees 28 minutes 58.46 seconds Altitude 945 metres eBird checklist
Steve Cronin 17/6 #227793
highlightBanded Stilt
Marion Bay
12 Banded Stilts observed feeding from the Marion Bay causeway at approx. 8.00 am. eBird checklist
Stuart Smith 16/6 #227790
Tue 14highlightAzure Kingfisher
Sisters Creek, Sisters Beach
Perched bird in full view 10m upstream from footbridge. eBird checklist
Hazel Britton, Richard Ashby 14/6 #227780
Mon 13highlightNankeen Kestrel
Arm End Nature Reserve, South Arm
Female. Hovered for several minutes a couple of hundred metres east of the radio tower. eBird checklist
Elaine McDonald 13/6 #227765
highlightStraw-necked Ibis
Smithton Sewage Plant
Single bird preening/roosting/feeding at northern pond. eBird checklist
Richard Ashby, Hazel Britton 13/6 #227764
Sun 12highlightBanded Stilt
Marion Bay
6 Banded Stilt south of the Marion Bay causeway at 11:30 am. eBird checklist
Jill Harris per Els Wakefield 16/6 #227791
Bar-tailed Godwit
Barillla Bay
23 Bar-tailed Godwit feeding at low tide on flats sw of Railway Pt. eBird checklist
Els Wakefield and Mona Loofs-Samorzewski. 12/6 #227750
Eastern Curlew
Barilla Bay
A single bird feeding on sandbar n of Cambridge Rd. eBird checklist
Els Wakefield and Mona loofs Samorzewski 12/6 #227749
Thu 9megamegaLesser and Great Frigatebird
St Helens Point Conservation Area--Burns Bay
At approximately 1620 on Thursday 9th June 2016, 1 Great Frigatebird observed flying in a southerly direction from Blanche Beach towards Beerbarrel Beach.Then at 1635 an additional 4 frigatebirds (3 Great (male and females (adult and immature) and 1 Lesser male) gliding on the hill above the Burns Bay car park. 5 birds in total. As the sun set, 4 birds flew in a northerly directions towards Dora Point, whilst 1 flew to the south west.(Photos Ian May) eBird checklist
Liz Znidersic and Ian May 10/6 #227733
megamegaGreat Frigatebird
Lady Barron Flinders Is
One Great Frigatebird at Lady Barron Cattle yard at wharf. Observed at 15:30 hovering overhead 20m above ground before flying off. No photo taken. eBird checklist
Garth Smith per Bruce Robertson per Els Wakefield 9/6 #227731
Tue 7Blue-winged Parrot
Flowerdale Rd nr Wynyard
16 birds flushed either from roadside verge or adjacent pyrethrum stubble. ? overwintering. eBird checklist
Richard Ashby 7/6 #227713
highlightFreckled Duck
Flowerdale, nr Wynyard
5 birds on flooding dam beside Flowerdale Rd with the usual spread of common waterfowl. First time at this site in 20y of frequent obs. eBird checklist
Richard ashby 7/6 #227712
highlightBanded Stilt
Ralphs Bay Conservation Area (Lauderdale)
18 birds feeding in the shallows on the left-hand side of the causeway, heading towards South Arm. eBird checklist
Karen Dick and Els Wakefield 7/6 #227711
Mon 6megamegaLesser Frigatebird
St Helens Point Conservation Area--Beerbarrel Beach
Single bird flying back and forth over the coastline at approximately 11.30am. Visibility to only 150-200 meters with mist. Excellent views when the bird flew within 30 meters overhead. eBird checklist
Liz Znidersic on behalf of Eddie and Lesley Burns, St Helens. Tasmania 7/6 #227709
highlightBanded Stilt
Ralphs Bay Conservation Area (Lauderdale)
Flock of approx 18 Banded Stilt seen feeding in the southern part of Ralphs Bay, alongside the causeway. eBird checklist
Mona Loofs-Samorzewski and meika loofs samorzewski 6/6 #227706
megamegaGreat Frigatebird
Mays Point (Sandford)
A female Great Frigatebird was gliding along the coast toward Cremorne at 1230hrs, being harassed by Forest Ravens. eBird checklist
Mark Holdsworth and Sue Robinson 6/6 #227697
Sat 4highlightSwift Parrot
3 birds seen and heard moving among several flowering Eucalypts around the picnic area at the end of Taroona Cres. eBird checklist
Rob Hamilton 5/6 #227685
Fri 3highlightPainted Buttonquail (2)
Narawntapu National Park
Two Painted Buttonquail seen along the track between the campground and the bird hide at Springlawn Lagoon. Both were small, greyish and had a call sounding like a mixture between the chick and adult male calls on Morcombe app. Possible immature males? Huge number of platelets observed along edges of track. eBird checklist
Mona Loofs-Samorzewski and Els Wakefield 4/6 #227668
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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