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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 2016
Sun 24highlightSacred Kingfisher
Cockle Creek
Walking downstream in Cockle Creek through the water, with my gumboots, when a solitary kingfisher flew by me and perched on a branch 15 m upstream. Good views for about 3 minutes before I disturbed it trying to get a photograph. eBird checklist
Nicole Sommer 24/7 #228113
Wed 20Blue-billed Duck
Queechy Lake, Launceston
One duck noted at Queechy Lake in the bottom corner near the part submerged trees. Swam towards the small jetty as approached and happily paddled in lake near shoreline.
Michelle Turner 21/7 #228081
Tue 19highlightFreckled Duck
Goulds Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary
Just one duck observed and it was doing its best to chase off other species
Jason Bolch 22/7 #228099
highlightStubble Quail
Campbell Town
Photo taken with phone.
Crosby Lyne via Bill Scott-Young 19/7 #228072
Sat 16highlightBanded Stilt
Ralphs Bay Conservation Area (Lauderdale)
Directly opposite the bakery Further information
Jason Bolch 22/7 #228098
Fri 15highlightBanded Stilt
Marion Bay causeway
Ten Banded Stilt feeding along edge of horse track near Marion Bay causeway with a single Little Egret and four Bar-tailed Godwit inside horse track beside causeway with 46 Double-banded Plover. Further information
Els Wakefield 15/7 #228035
Sun 10highlightYellow Wattlebird, Banded Stilt
Blackman Bay/Marion Bay
While driving along the edge of Blackman Bay to see the Banded Stilts, we stopped the car to watch a flock of between 100 and 120 Yellow Wattlebirds moving through the trees. 9 Banded Stilts were visible from the Marion Bay causeway. Photo depicts part of the wattlebird flock.
Ashwin Rudder, Simon Gorta, Andrew Walker, Rob Griffin, Sue Taylor 13/7 #228020
highlightGrey-headed Albatross
Eaglehawk Neck Pelagic Trip
Highlight of a second successful pelagic trip was an immature Grey-headed Albatross. Also of note were 7 Blue Petrels, 1 Grey Petrel, 1 Light-mantled Sooty Albatross and 18 Slender-billed Prions. Further information
Robert Hynson and David Mitford for all aboard the Pauletta 12/7 #228018
highlightAzure Kingfisher
Ulverstone Golf Course
A single bird perched on bent sapling at the edge of the dam. Close to where seen a couple of years ago.
Hazel Britton and Alison Parkes 10/7 #227974
highlightBanded Stilt
Ralphs Bay Conservation Area (Lauderdale)
8 birds feeding at high tide directly opposite bakery.
Jason Bolch 10/7 #227972
Sat 9highlight2 Sooty Albatross, Grey Petrel, Blue Petrel & Light-mantled Sooty Albatross
Eaglehawk Neck Pelagic Trip
Highlights of a highly successful pelagic were 2 Sooty Albatross, 25 Blue Petrels, 3 Grey Petrels, 3 Light-mantled Sooty Albatross and 25 Slender-billed Prions. Further information
Robert Hynson and David Mitford for all aboard the Pauletta 12/7 #228016
Fri 8highlightBanded Stilt
Marion Bay causeway
15 Banded Stilt feeding south of causeway in open water on rising tide at 13:13.
Els Wakefield 8/7 #227959
Thu 7highlightWhite-necked Heron
St Marys
Single bird roosting on a fence post in a paddock on the south western side on the road (Esk Highway, approximately 11km west from St Marys going towards Fingal). Opposite a property with a red brick entry fence.
Liz Znidersic and Adrian Astley 9/7 #227964
Grey-tailed Tattler
Picnic Point, Ulverstone
Enjoying the Tassie cold as it overwinters?
John and Shirley Tongue, Hazel Britton and Julie Serafin 7/7 #227957
Mon 4megamegaFranklin's Gull
Macquarie Harbour
One Franklin's Gull sitting on edge of fish farm with Silver Gulls. The farm is about 10 miles out of Strahan, 3/4 way to Sarah island.
Adam Harper per Els Wakefield 6/7 #227940
Sun 3Nankeen Kestrel
A bird flushed from a fence post on the road to West Beach. Hovered for a short time, before moving out of sight.
Hazel Britton and Julie Serafin 5/7 #227938
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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