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Sat 21Yellow-tufted Honeyeater
Tuggeranong Hill
Poor photo in ebird list. Birds very active (eating insects?), and some confrontations with White-eared Honeyeater in same trees. Trees in question are large eucs behind and up to the right of the substation. I have encountered the species in this reserve in the past. eBird checklist
Sandra Henderson 21/7 #234908


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Sat 21Boo Book Owl
Sheepstation ck conservation park, Caboolture
Catching some morning sun from his hollow.
Bernie and Linda Mcivor 21/7 #234913
Thu 19Dusky Woodswallow
Monsildale rd Kilcoy
Sitting on fence post for quite some time.
Bernie and Linda Mcivor and Wilma 21/7 #234914


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Sat 21highlightFreckled Duck
South Nowra
About 40-50 Freckled Ducks present on small artificial wetland. Turn onto Firetail Street than onto Swallow Street. These birds were initially reported locally by Duade Paton a few weeks ago and are still present.
Demetrios Bertzeletos 21/7 #234918
highlightHudsonian Godwit
Lake Wollumboola
Bird still present. Could not find the Banded Stilt or the Red-kneed Dotterel. Otherwise shorebird and tern numbers and species as previously reported. Beware of large stingrays if you go wading!
Demetrios Bertzeletos 21/7 #234917
highlightRegent Honeyeater
Hunter Region Botanic Gardens
At least 3 birds chasing insects in eucalypts, high in the trees. (Moderator's Note: Remarkably, this sighting comes the day after the Regent HE at Old Bar yesterday 20/07/2018 [#234912], with these being the first Regent Honeyeater sightings in NSW since late January [171 days to be exact] and the first wild birds reported from anywhere since mid-May. Hopefully many more to follow! MR)
Bill Kinsey 21/7 #234916
Fri 20Swift Parrot
Charles Sturt University, Port Macquarie Campus
At Port Macquarie (Charles Sturt University) we managed to locate at least 5 Swift Parrots on the south side of the uni car park as documented by Alan Morris and others recently. Another first for us.
Darren Earnshaw and Fiona Earnshaw 21/7 #234919
highlightRegent Honeyeater
Old Bar Beach
A last minute turn off to Old Bar Beach and the car park area just before the 4WD access to the beach itself. We parked here and a Regent Honeyeater was seen perched briefly when we got out of our car, then flew across the car park 15-20 metres away from us with good views as it flew by. Our first ever sighting of this species! (Moderator's Note: The bird has been seen and photographed this morning 22/07/2018. MR).
Darren Earnshaw and Fiona Earnshaw 21/7 #234912
Pale-headed Rosella, Eastern Rosella, Red-rumped Parrot
approxiamtely 3km north of Ashford
A huge winter flock comprising at least 150 Pale-headed Rosella, 80+ Eastern Rosella and 30+ Red-rumped Parrots. Many rosella hybrids within this flock. Also present large numbers of Sulphur-crested Cockatoo and Galahs. Largest winter flock of these species I have seen.
David Charley 21/7 #234910


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Fri 20Magpie geese
North of Rosedale
A pair of Magpie geese in a open paddock just north of Rosedale on the Longford Rd
Ken Ladson 21/7 #234909
Thu 19Painted Buttonquail
Westgate Park (Port Melbourne)
First seen about a month ago. Must be quite a lot of birds judging by he dozens of platelets but hard to see the bird. Active near Park's notice board and north side of fresh water lake.
George Fotheringham 21/7 #234911


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