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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 David Harper, Margaret Alcorn, Paul Taylor, Peter Waanders and Simon Starr.

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Reports published in the past 30 hours.

October 2020
Sun 18Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo
Mount Crawford Forest
5 birds seen slowly gliding and heard calling through forest on the northern side of Cricks Mill Rd just past junction with Mount Rd. Unusual to see them this early in the year in the Northern Lofties.
David Hartland 18/10 #258947
Fri 16Blue-billed Duck
South Road bridge, Onkaparinga river
Two fully coloured birds on the back of the water that is on the western side of road going north.
christopher wright 20/10 #258955
Wed 14highlightKoel
Lawrie Knight Reserve, Romilly Ave, Manningham, SA
Calling from Red Gums at 5am ! *moderators note*. This is likely the same bird that was reported from Prospect on October 9th
Robin Storr 14/10 #258926
Mon 12Cockatiel
South Hummocks
A pair of Cockatiels in a mallee scrub. They have become uncommon in this area in recent years.
Paul Taylor 12/10 #258910
Sat 10Red-backed Kingfisher
North of Bower
1 calling from dead tree in more open area where mallee gives way to desert oak, at Boundary Road and Winter Road. eBird checklist
Kelvin Sparks 11/10 #258901
Fri 9highlightEastern Koel
A male Eastern Koel was first seen, as well as heard, on 29th September 2020 in the inner northern Adelaide suburb of Fitzroy. It has been heard in the adjacent suburb of Prospect each day since and was photographed on the 9th October perched in a Chinese Elm near Marian Place.This is the 4th consecutive year that a Koel has taken up residence in this part of Adelaide.
Peter Christy 11/10 #258903
Sat 3Painted Finch
Old Peake Telegraph Station Oodnadatta Track
A single female observed perched on top of an eremophila sp along the entrance track to the station. A known locality for this species and birds probably resident here but rarely reported
Dave and Sue Harper 5/10 #258853
Naretha Bluebonet
Koonalda Homestead.
A pair seen feeding on saltbush 9km in the trek.
Lorand Szucs 5/10 #258852
Thu 1Eastern Cattle Egret
5 Cattle Egret feeding around cattle near to Lake Alexandrina. 4 were in breeding plumage. eBird checklist
Kelvin Sparks 1/10 #258813

September 2020
Mon 28Greater Sand Plover, Eastern Curlew
Port Clinton, Yorke Peninsula
One recently arrived Greater Sand Plover, uncommon in SA, but this is a regular site over summer. Also here were 24 Eastern Curlews. There were over 30 at this location last year, so hopefully more to come.
Paul Taylor and Graham Moore 28/9 #258790
Thu 24Budgerigar
Hampel Rd Wilmington
6 budgies and still there on 27/9. Not present on 28/9. (Moderator's note: a few small flocks seen in southern districts last week).
Gary Wright 28/9 #258786
Outside normal range
Early arrival; late departure
Interesting behaviour
Hard to see
Unusual habitat
Uncommon in area
Unusual numbers
Rare vagrant
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