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Mon 22Wonga Pigeon, Eastern Whipbird and Satin Bowerbird
Yetholme, 2795
Wonga Pigeon was seen at around 1200 mts in eucalypt forest and the Eastern Whipbird and Satin Bowerbird both located along a creek line at around 1100 mts
Robert Porter 22/10 #235855
Red-winged Parrot
Guerie Cemetery
Single adult male flying down the lane next to the cemetery. Exactly the same thing happend on 12 November last year. Maybe there is a small resident population in Geurie right on the edge of the specie's range.
Darryl Smedley 22/10 #235854
Sun 21Barn owl
Bayview Golf Course
Waiting to tee off on the 16th hole, I saw a palm tree near the water. Having seen barn owls roosting in palms in Centennial Park, I thought I’d wander over and have a look in this one on the off chance that there’d be one here too. Sure enough, I walked over, looked up, and immediately saw this fellow looking back at me. Poor photo, taken with phone, attached.
Gina McFarlane 23/10 #235859
Sat 20White-browed Woodswallow, Masked Woodswallow
Kurrajong Heights
A large tight flock of over 260 woodswallows flying west over Stanley Ave into Blue Mountains National Park, looked to be coming up from Richmond or Grose Vale. eBird checklist
Eric Finley 22/10 #235853

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Sun 21Red and Great Knots
Macs Beach, Yorke Peninsula
A mixed flock of about 50 knots, with at least 15 being Great.
Paul Taylor 22/10 #235838
Fri 19Orange Chat
Gluepot Reserve
Just left the visitor centre and heading to camp when noticed something yellow hoping along the roadside, was lucky enough to take a photo and later ID as Orange Chat. Was hanging around the Helipad during that time. eBird checklist
Aleks Arsoski 22/10 #235856

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Mon 22Whimbrel
Snowy River Mouth
Observed a lone Whimbrel feeding on a sand bar immediately to the east of the mouth of the Snowy River this morning while completing a 2020 Shorebird survey. An irregular visitor according to all published reports.
Jacquie and Len Axen 22/10 #235858
Sun 21megamegaGround Cuckooshrike
Found 2 birds with Rob Farnes at 1040 this morning in bare wheat paddock on E side of Meridian Rd 1-2 km N of intersection of Carwarp Rd. Flew up into roadside trees and then over to W side. Will be subject to VORAC review. eBird checklist
Dan Ashdown & Rob Farnes 23/10 #235860
Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
Corner of Carnochans and Bartys Rd, Myrtle Creek
Two pink Sulphur Crested Cockatoos were seen at the corner of Carnochans and Bartys Rd at 10:30 on the 21st of October. While driving, both my passenger and I noticed a group of three cockatoos feeding on the ground. Two of the three had a pale pink colouring to their plumage with the exception of the crest. This was not a trick of the light, nor was it due to binocular colour fringing as we had seen them well with our own eyes. The two pink cockatoos were also well contrasted against the third, which was plain white. In addition, a bird was seen on the 8th of September with the same colourings on a property just off Sutton Grange Rd, south of yesterdays sighting. Similarly, the bird was surrounded by a flock of stock-standard white Sulphur Crested Cockatoos, and caught the attention of both observers as we were driving. The bird was observed both close and distantly, as well as in flight, though not photographed. My first thoughts were that the birds had been exposed to some kind of agricultural chemical, however the colour was incredibly uniformed and suggested pigmentation. Perhaps this is evidence of a rare gene allele for feather pigment in this population group? More photos are available on request.
Fred Booker Malcolm 22/10 #235852
Scarlet Honeyeater
Dandenong Ranges National Park--Sherbrooke Forest
Scarlet Honeyeaters seen at a few spots along Hillclimb Track below the Sherbrook Falls in the afternoon. Other notable birds included Large-billed Scrubwrens and Rose Robins.
Rowan Mott 22/10 #235839

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