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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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November 2015
Sun 22highlightMottled Petrel
Eaglehawk Neck Pelagic Trip
A single Mottled Petrel was the highlight of an otherwise quiet trip. The bird joined us late in the day and landed in the slick several times (practically the only bird to do so) before departing with a final close pass of the boat.
Paul Brooks and all aboard the Pauletta 23/11 #225595
Sat 21highlightGrey Plover
St Helens Point Conservation Area--Beerbarrel Beach
A single bird was seen today in the shallows not far from where the track from the carpark meets the beach. It joined a single Ruddy Turnstone on a rock close to the beach. eBird checklist
Rob Hamilton 21/11 #225579
Fri 20highlightRed Knot (5), Whimbrel (1)
Colchis Creek Mouth (Georges Bay, St Helens)
Intermingled with quite a large group of Bar-tailed Godwit. eBird checklist
Rob Hamilton 20/11 #225575
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (5)
Lake Dulverton Conservation Area (Oatlands)
5 sharpies on the edge of the channel which is the only water remaining in the eastern part of the lake. eBird checklist
Rob Hamilton 20/11 #225574
Wed 18Blue-winged Parrot
Mt Nelson
Flock of around 12 birds around my backyard in Mt Nelson.
Fiona Wilson 20/11 #225570
Sun 15Latham's Snipe
Goulds Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary
Two snipe flushed from the north-west corner of the lagoon. Also two Spotted Crake near the main road corner and another one north of the hide. eBird checklist
Mona Loofs-Samorzewski 15/11 #225519
Wed 11highlightOrange-bellied Parrot
Southwest National Park--Melaleuca
The Known To Be Alive tally of OBPs at Melaleuca appears to be 27 including eight captive-bred release birds. Migration can continue for another week or so but things are getting tight for this season.
Mark Holdsworth 11/11 #225480
Tue 10White-faced Heron
David Avenue, Sandy Bay
Arrived around a month ago, visits our garden 2-3 times a week always in the morning.
Jonathan McKenzie 10/11 #225463
Sat 7Latham's Snipe
Duck River Walk, Smithton
Various small groups seen and flushed just north of the children's playground, and for the next 100 to 200 metres in the grassy, swampy, reedy areas. Nineteen birds counted in all - could easily have been more
John Tongue 7/11 #225428
Fri 6Latham's Snipe
Rocky Cape
Pair of birds flushed on Ford's Plain.
Richard Ashby 6/11 #225412
Thu 5Bar tailed godwit
Marion Bay beach
16 feeding on shoreline out the front of Marion Bay village
Andrew North 5/11 #225408
Wed 4Latham's Snipe
Camp Creek, Wynyard
Single bird flushed from creek at old hospital site.
Richard Ashby 4/11 #225351
Sun 1highlightSwift Parrot
Tollymore Rd, Table Cape, Wynyard
Ian MacFarlane reports up to 30 birds hooning around his blossoming gums but more importantly his immediate neighbour has seen starlings preventing Swifts from accessing tree holes. Same neighbor has seen Swifts using these holes in previous years.
Richard Ashby per Ian Mac Farlane 25/11 #225622
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Smiithton, Duck River
Stayed put in one spot while others in group scattered. About 8-10 in flock. Also saw Latham's Snipes in same area.
Michelle Turner 1/11 #225293

October 2015
Fri 30Rainbow Lorikeet and Blue-winged Parrot
Ferry terminal, Kettering
A Rainbow Lorikeet and a Blue-winged Parrot flying close together from south to north overhead. According to Sue Robinson this is the most southerly recording of a Rainbow Lorikeet as the closest report up till now was at Margate. Also Mark Holdsworth commented that it is unusual to have these two species together.
Els Wakefield and Mona-Loofs Samorzewski 2/11 #225302
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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