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Fri 19highlightRed-backed Fairy-wren, Purple-backed Fairy-wren, White-winged Fairy-wren
Tambo Park and Lake
Adult male and 3+ brown coloured Red-backed Fairy-wrens, Adult male and 5+ brown Purple-backed Fairy-wrens, two brown plumaged White-winged Fairy-wrens.
Greg & Val Clancy and Russell Jago 22/7 #240831


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Mon 22Musk, Rainbow, Scaly-breasted and Little Lorikeets, Noisy Friarbirds
Coffs Coast
Mass flowering of Blackbutt and Forest Red Gum from Coffs Harbour north to Corindi Beach attracting thousands of lorikeets and Noisy Friarbirds. Impossible to accurately estimate numbers but I would hazard a guess that there would be >10,000 birds in this area at present. In just 15 minutes late on Sunday afternoon I counted well over 500 Musk Lorikeets flying south over the Arrawarra rest area. I’d think there’s a good chance of Swift Parrots being in the area somewhere.
Liam Murphy 22/7 #240832
Sun 21highlightGlossy Black Cockatoo- breeding
private property SE of Condobolin
There are seven adult birds currently living in this area and three pairs have nests. Saw today for the first time a chick in one nest . This chick will fledge in the next week and then all the birds dissappear to areas unknown. Four pairs nested here last year in hollows of River Redgums along Wallaroi Ck
Warren Chad 21/7 #240829
Swift Parrot
Burrendong Botanic Garden and Arboretum
Feeding in E. albens along with miners, friarbirds and wattlebirds. Watched for about ten minutes until it flew off alone. eBird checklist
Bec Read 21/7 #240826
Spotted Harrier
Luddenham
Adult Spotted Harrier flew over Elizabeth Dr near The Northern Rd, coming down to land in adjacent farmland south of Elizabeth Dr, near western-most pond, approx 12:30pm. I stopped at the same spot at about 2:10pm but could not relocate it. eBird checklist
Chris Rehberg 21/7 #240824
Swift Parrot, Speckled Warbler
Scheyville National Park
At least 18 Swift Parrots observed feeding on lerp along the Market Garden Trail [accessed from Old Pitt Town Rd near Memorial Dr via gate A3]. 2 Speckled Warbler observed along Saunders Boundary Trail. eBird checklist
Jenny & Rod Stiles 21/7 #240823
Sat 20Rainbow Bee-eater
Bundjalung National Park--Woody Head Iluka
Three early arrivals of Rainbow-bee-eaters observed in banksia and wattles about I km south of Woody head campground and about 100 metres from the beach. (Moderator's Note: There have been a few bee-eater reports from northern NSW, per eBird and Birdata).
Phil O'Shea 22/7 #240833


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Sun 21Rufous Songlark
Near Balaklava
An early arrival of one Rufous Songlark, with breeding field marks and giving display song-flights. Irregular spring and summer visitor to this area.
Paul Taylor 21/7 #240827


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Thu 18highlightWhite-winged Chough
Truganina, Wyndham (Werribee)
One White-winged Chough recorded alongside Skeleton Creek between Sussex Court and St Nicholas Court. This is my first record in over 35 years of this species in this area. A very unusual record away from Serendip Sanctuary, You Yangs and Brisbane Ranges.
Maarten Hulzebosch 21/7 #240830


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