Eremaea Birdlines
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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Reports published in the past 30 hours.

May 2018
Fri 25highlightPink-eared Duck
Bonnington dams
Two Pink-eared Duck on eastern dam at 11:30 this morning.
Els Wakefield and Sue Taylor 25/5 #234459
Fri 18Wedge-tailed Eagle
Single bird settled in pine trees on our property. Looks to be a juvenile. Also a single bird (possibly same one?) in same position on Tuesday, 15/05/2018.
A.& P. Corcoran 18/5 #234416
Wed 16highlightWillie Wagtail
Inner Sister Island (NE Bass Strait)
Single Willie Wagtail by the house, also Nankeen Kestrel, Brush Bronzewing, Lewin's Rail and flocks of up to 50 White-fronted Chat.
Bill Scott-Young 18/5 #234417
Sat 12highlightPink-eared Duck
Smithton Sewage Ponds
Ten birds on northern ponds, a first for the sp. at this site. Els Wakefield's ten birds at Cambridge noted. Pink Ear Tas takeover pending!
Richard Ashby 12/5 #234374
White-bellied Sea Eagle
Sulphur Creek
2 birds perched in tree for 3.5 hrs.
Frank & Lennice Wilson 12/5 #234373
Thu 10Masked Owl
Sighting was actually in Nook, Tasmania. On the way home from Sheffield travelling to Nook saw a "white owl" sitting on the side of the road - from it's size it appeared to be very young and I have since learned that young Masked Owls appear to be white in colour. Sighting took place at approximately 9.30pm. We actually drove past the owl and then returned to make sure it was OK and it had moved to sit on a fence post.
Cate Rejman 14/5 #234390
Sat 5Blue-billed Duck
Lake Dulverton, Oatlands
5 Blue-billed Duck; 2 males and 3 females on the middle dam near the road. eBird list pending. eBird checklist
Els Wakefield, Heidi Krajewsky, Stephen Anstee 5/5 #234316
highlightPink-eared Duck
Bonnington Farm, Cambridge
10 Pink-eared Duck on eastern dam. eBird list to come later. eBird checklist
Els Wakefield, Heidi Krajewsky, Stephen Anstee 5/5 #234315
Tue 1Grey Goshawk (white morph)
Bass Highway bypassing Deloraine
Perched in tree next to Bass Highway. eBird checklist
Frank Wilson 3/5 #234296
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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