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Birdline South Australia

Birdline South Australia is a site for the reporting of rare or unusual birds outside their normal range, unusually high or low numbers, early or late arrivals or departures for migrant species and interesting behaviour or unusual habitat usage.

Birdline South Australia is supported by Birdlife Australia and moderated by Margaret Alcorn, Peter Waanders and Simon Starr.

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August 2017
Fri 18White-bellied Sea-eagle
Beach (Semaphore South)
Flying north over the tideline in strong south-westerly winds, mobbed by magpie. Rarely sighted on any Adelaide beach. eBird checklist
Kelvin Sparks 18/8 #231576
Tue 15Common Sandpiper
Port Wakefield
2 Common Sandpipers at the wharf.
Paul Taylor 15/8 #231546
Sun 13Malleefowl
Near Foul Bay, Yorke Peninsula
2 Malleefowls on roadside, 5 kms SW of Foul Bay.
Paul Taylor 13/8 #231527
Sat 12Black-tailed Godwit
St. Kilda Foreshore
Four Black-tailed Godwit feeding just after high tide this morning. Other species; 4 Sooty Oystercatcher, 13 Pied Oystercatcher, 31 Royal Spoonbill plus 300+ Black-tailed Native-hen on the grasslands north of the pub.
David Hartland 12/8 #231518
Tue 8Blue-winged Parrot
4 kms south of Bowmans
2 Blue-winged Parrots, perhaps returning from northern migration. Rarely seen here.
Paul Taylor 8/8 #231495

July 2017
Mon 31megamegaNorthern Shoveler
Tilley Swamp-Cantara Road, Salt Creek district
One adult bird on the lake in association with Australasian Shovelers. This bird was reported and documented extensively on social media and subsequently it has been observed and photographed by several bird watches. ( The lakes are on private property and entry is prohibited, however the bird is easily observed from the public road.) eBird checklist
Edd Smith & Jenni Garden 1/8 #231451
Sat 29Sooty Oystercatcher
Port Clinton, Yorke Peninsula
A flock of 14 Sooty Oystercatchers. Usually only one or two seen at a time in northern St. Vincent Gulf.
Paul Taylor 29/7 #231434
Tue 25Red-necked Avocet
Port Wakefield
32 avocets at the temporary wetland. Occasional visitor in this area but usually in smaller numbers.
Paul Taylor 25/7 #231419
Eastern Cattle Egret
Port Wakefield
One Cattle Egret by the highway about one kilometre south of the town. The first time I've seen one in this area.
Paul Taylor 25/7 #231417
Mon 24highlightBlack-chinned honeyeater ssp.Golden backed
Farina
Observed on the Well Walk near the volunteers campsite at Farina Station. eBird checklist
Merlyn & John Cantwell 4/8 #231475
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