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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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December 2016
Wed 7megamegaRufous Whistler
Corner of Rowes Rd and Huon Hwy just south of Geeveston Tasmania
Heard and photographed by myself on my property. Independently verified on the 9th by a number of reputable witnesses.
Ashley Thomson 9/12 #229459
Sun 4highlightPainted Button-quail
Lime Bay State Reserve
6 Birds seen driving out. eBird checklist
Norton Gill 6/12 #229427
Sat 3Grey Goshawk
Sandy Bay - Nixon St
Grey Goshawk low over houses just back from beach. Chased by ravens. eBird checklist
Michael Dempsey 4/12 #229415

November 2016
Wed 30highlightMottled Petrel (3), Soft-plumaged Petrel (1), White-headed Petrel (3) & Salvin's Albatross (1)
Eaglehawk Neck Pelagic Trip
Highlights from today's Inala Nature Tours Eaglehawk pelagic were fleeting views of 3 Mottled Petrel, good views of both Soft-plumaged and White-headed Petrel and an adult Salvin's Albatross which sat at the back of the boat.
Paul Brooks and all aboard the Pauletta 30/11 #229374
Fri 25megamegaBlack-tailed Godwit (1), Curlew Sandpiper (11), Red Knot (2)
Orielton Lagoon
One Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Red Knot amongst 59 Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Curlew Sandpiper nearby. Also 11 Common Greenshank and a bucket-load of Red-necked Stint. eBird checklist
Mona Loofs-Samorzewski 25/11 #229317
Wed 23Eastern Rosella and Green Rosella
Taroona entrance to Truganini Track
Brightly coloured Eastern Rosella was perched just outside a broken branch in a large blue gum. It then flew to a nearby branch and engaged in prolonged tail waggling in front of a drab Green Rosella, which reciprocated. Then the Eastern Rosella perched on, and looked inside, the end of the broken branch. The Green Rosella joined the Eastern Rosella in this activity. eBird checklist
Andrew Hingston 24/11 #229312
Sun 20Australasian Gannet
The Hippolyte, Tasman Peninsula
One bird observed carrying nesting material. Although this species regularly uses this site as a roost, no breeding attempts have ever been recorded. eBird checklist
Paul Brooks and Mark Holdsworth 25/11 #229314
Sat 19highlightSoft-plumaged Petrel (1), Northern Royal Albatross (2)
Eaglehawk Neck Pelagic Trip
A single Soft-plumaged Petrel and two Northern Royal Albatross (one only noticed from photos later) were the highlights of a very sunny and pleasant day out on the water. eBird checklist
Els Wakefield, Mona Loofs-Samorzewski and all aboard the Pauletta. 3/12 #229399
highlightBanded Lapwing
Banded Lapwing nest saved by vigilant tractor drivers. eBird checklist
Bill Scott-Young 19/11 #229265
Fri 18highlightSwift Parrot
Romaine Reserve, Burnie
Single bird heard, Also singles heard at several points 11 Nov and 8 Oct. eBird checklist
Richard Ashby 19/11 #229261
Fri 11highlightWhimbrel
Marion Bay
Single bird on shoreline on dog walking beach, north of Bream Creek river mouth. eBird checklist
Andrew North 13/11 #229219
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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