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Mon 19Spotless Crake
Lime Kiln Bay Reserve and Wetlands
One (1) Spotless Crake seen at the eastern extremity of the natural reedbed. For more infomation please view eBird checklist
Jesse Gibson 19/3 #233870
Square-tailed Kite
Freeman Avenue Reserve (Oatley)
Two (2) Square-tailed Kites. (Moderator's Note: Square-tailed Kites are commonly reported from Sydney and surrounds, though few records of 2 birds together so publishing this.) For more infomation please view eBird checklist
Jesse Gibson 19/3 #233869
Peaceful Dove
Integral Park, West Dapto
Observed by two birders and photos taken. Other birder was a visitor from England. eBird checklist
Brian Deans 19/3 #233868
Sun 18Fork-tailed Swift(s)
Centennial Park (Sydney)
A few sightings of single examples at different locations within the park. All the sightings were at about 50m height but from a narrow field of view (within tree groves).
Biggles Csolander 19/3 #233867
Mistletoe Bird
The Gap, Watsons Bay
4.30pm 39°C . A lot of Mistletoe growing on the Coastal Banksia between The Gap and Sth Head. I saw 2 immature MistletoeBirds, 1 male and one female. I don't know of any previous sightings documented this far NE of Centennial Parklands in the Eastern Suburbs, so thoght I would put it out there.
Kerry Allen 19/3 #233865
Pacific Swift
Freeman Avenue Reserve (Oatley)
Nine (9) Pacific Swifts flew over Freeman Avenue Reserve. For photographs and more information please view eBird checklist
Jesse Gibson 18/3 #233863
White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike (2)
Western Sydney Parklands, Quakers Hill
Continuing birds - dark morph (hooded) and light morph birds as seen the previous weekend.
Edwin Vella 18/3 #233862
Fri 16Beach Stone-curlew
Urunga Foreshore
3 untagged BSC on sandspit between Bellinger and Kalang Rivers
John Gale, Chris, Greg, Janine: FollowThatBird Dorrigo trip 16/3 #233843

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Mon 19Blue-faced Parrotfinch,Cassowary
Gourka Road, near Malanda, Atherton Tablelands
At least 18 Blue-faced Parrotfinches along the first 6 km of Gourka Road (from Lamins Hill to Wooroonooran National Park entry) - many (at least 11) recently fledged juveniles, indicating good early breeding success. Also a large subadult Cassowary crossed the road about 4.5 km along.
John Grant 19/3 #233866

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Mon 19highlightSquare-tailed Kite
Royal Park, Parkville
Large unmistakable raptor came in hot at 18:28 from the West (Oak St) over Trin Warren Tam-Boore Wetlands with party of Little Ravens and Magpies in tow. Classic STK profile and effortless flight on upswept wings with exaggerated spread primary tips. Was a juv/imm bird with rufous head uniform with underparts and fainter barring on underwing and weaker black subterminal band on square tail than you would expect in an adult. Incredible views for approx 5 minutes, flying low directly over me several times in the Skink habitat. Briefly perched in large eucalyptus before being harassed by Ravens once again, was last seen flying directly east across train line towards Zoo. On balance of probabilities likely same bird as one reported by Steve Davidson from Newport Lakes (7/3/18), which was also a young bird. This record likely represents a 1st for the City of Melbourne ever (No eBird or ALA records). Further information
Daniel Ashdown 19/3 #233872
Sun 18Pacific Swift
Broken River, Benalla town, near the railway bridge.
At 8am about 12 birds seen milling about for 4-5 minutes at a height of 100 metres. They then moved to the northeast. Weather overcast and windy.
Dee McLarty 18/3 #233864
Sat 17Australasian Bittern
Lake Cullen, NW of Kerang
At Lake Cullen Observing and photographing birds being disturbed by the duck hunters. Saw 3 bitterns and photographed, between 8am and 10.40 am
Giles Daubeney and Nina Tsilikas 19/3 #233873

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