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Wed 18Citron-Crested Cockatoo
Near Tiny's Green Shed, Flemington Way
On my way to work this morning (8:15am) I noticed an odd "sulphur crested" cockatoo. Very similar to the other sulphur crested but with an orange crest rather than the usual yellow and just the faintest blush of orange on the cheeks. It was also slightly smaller than others in the group. I watched it for a couple of minutes from about 5 metres before it flew off and settled further away along the verge. When I googled "orange crested sulphur crested cockatoo" the Citron Crested Cockatoo Cacatua sulphurea citrinocristata popped up which is an exact match for what I saw: So, presumably someone's pet gone wild. It was feeding on the ground between the road and the construction fence just north of the entrance to Tiny's Green Shed on the eastern side of Flemington Way with about 1/2 dozen normal sulphur crested.
Peter Miller 18/10 #232358

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Fri 20Magpie Goose
Whisling Kite Reserve, Russell Island
First eBird siting of Magpie Geese for the Southern Moreton Bay Islands, although Magpie Geese are frequently observed on the mainland of the Redlands. Four birds (possibly more) observed towards the centre of this small reserve perched in small trees where on previous occasions White Ibis have been seen. Also unusual sight of flock of at least 18 Dollarbirds swooping low over swamp part of reserve catching insects. eBird checklist
Kathy R. Clark 20/10 #232387

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Fri 20Peregrine Falcon
Near Lawrence
The two nestlings reported by Greg Clancy , 17-10-2017 are now fledglings. Pam Kenway eBird checklist
Pam Kenway 20/10 #232386
Teven Road Swamp, West Ballina
Three Brolga present in paddock on northern boundary of ponds. Two adults and one immature possibly suggesting local breeding. Uncommon in the Richmond Valley.
David Charley 20/10 #232382
highlightOrange Chat
Swamp Road, Kiama Downs
Continuing birds. Male and female both seen from 8:55am. Cool light wind and drizzling at arrival. ID photo onlly.
Carla Jackett 20/10 #232380
Thu 19Painted Button-quail
Burramoko Ridge, Blackheath
Bird heard booming and then seen. Uncommon bird locally. First I have seen in 4 years living here
Mark Hocking 20/10 #232378
Pectoral Sandpiper.
Palestine Creek. Eden.
Whilst checking out 4 Bar-tailed Godwits I also noticed an Eastern Curlew so decided to scan the edge of the lagoon where I noticed a solitary wader. At first glance it seemed to be just a sharpie. Further and closer examination showed a sharp demarcation of the breast marking and also a bi-coloured bill as well as other subtleties.
Peter Bright 19/10 #232375
Varied triller and powerful owl
Coffs Harbour Botanical Gardens
Both birds spotted within botanical gardens
Allan oxenham 19/10 #232371
Beach stone curlew
Red Rock nsw
2 beach stone curlews sighted on the beach
Allan oxenham 19/10 #232370
Wed 18highlightScarlet, Black, Pied, White-fronted Honeyeaters
Deniliquin Environs
According to Phil Maher, a Scarlet Honeyeater appeared this week in a local backyard (the first ever record for the district), but yesterday there were at least 10 different individuals heard calling in random streets all over town (eg: behind the Settlement Motor Inn). Clearly related to the irruption in Victoria. Plains Wanderers and Inland Dotterels seen well on the plains, and some flowering Eremophela on back roads north of town held over 20 Black Honeyeaters in one small patch. A few White-fronted Honeyeaters and Pied Honeyeaters seen in another patch. Not a bad day out!
Joshua Bergmark 19/10 #232376

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Thu 19Bluebonnet
Koonalda Homestead.
A pair flushed two kilometers south of the homestead about 500 metres west of the road.
Gary Oliver 20/10 #232379

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Fri 20Brush Cuckoo
Gemmill Swamp Nature Conservation Reserve
First heard calling then observed for 3minutes, this is the third record I have for this Reserve in 50 years of keeping records. eBird checklist
Don Roberts 20/10 #232381
highlightDouble-barred Finch, Painted Honeyeater
Osbornes Flat, Yackandandah
The morning bike ride discovered a pair of double-barred finch at the end of Meehan's Lane adjacent to Yackandandah Creek. Also two painted honeyeaters calling at the intersection of Mahon Lane and Sanatorium Rd.
Matt Weeks 20/10 #232377

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