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Wed 22Swift Parrot, Little Friarbird
Sturt University Carpark, Port Macquarie
At 1000 hrs 9 Swift Parrots seen, at least another 3 heard and probably more. Two Little Friardbirds and many Noisy Friarbirds and Musk Lorikeets feeding with the Swifties in Swamp Mahogany and Forest Red Gums.
Alan Morris 22/8 #235163
highlightSwift parrot
Connie Lowe Reserve, Rouse Hill
Still present in the gums around the off-leash dog park. About 16 in the area include what appeared to be younger birds (dull red faces and mottle plumage on back), moving back and forth. Only calling pre-flight. All had left by about 8:10. They were coming down low at times but persistently harassed and chased by red wattlebirds when they did so. eBird checklist
David Ongley (with others incl Carol Abbott and Akos Lumnitzer) 22/8 #235162
Mon 20highlightHudsonian Godwit, Banded Stilt and returning shorebirds
Lake Wollumboola
Returns are arriving early this year: 3 Sharpies 9 Curlew Sandpipers 20 odd RNS 20 Red Knots 16 Double-banded Plovers 100 Red-capped Plovers 110 Barwits 1 Hudwit 230 Red-necked Avocet 1 Banded Stilt 60 Black-winged Stilt 9 Black-fronted Dotterel 2 Pied Oiks 6 Masked Lapwing Much of the southern end of the lake is turning into a beautiful shallow lagoon. The lake should see good numbers of migrant shorebirds this year.
Demetrios Bertzeletos 20/8 #235152


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Tue 21highlightGrey Whistler
Townsville Town Common Conservation Park
Grey Whistler foraging with young Spectacled Monarch and Leaden Flycatchers low in trees near track to Freshwater hide this morning. First listing of species in Common it seems. Also, juvenile Superb Fruitdove: seen several times in same area lately.
Tony Ashton 21/8 #235157


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Tue 21highlightCurlew Sandpiper and other waders
Orielton Lagoon
In a terrific day at Orielton, I saw this very handsome and approachable Curlew Sandpiper associating with the Double-banded Plovers at Shark Point Road. Also present were at least six Eastern Curlews, seven Bar-tailed Godwits and roughly ten Red-necked Stints. Very nice to see all the waders back! eBird checklist
George Vaughan 21/8 #235158
highlightSacred Kingfisher
Inglis River Walking Track (Wynyard)
This morning between the boat ramps. Not the species I was expecting there.
Ruth Brozek 21/8 #235156


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