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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, Peter Waanders and Simon Starr.

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Reports published in the past 30 hours.

March 2019
Fri 15Straw-necked Ibis
Big ruckus from the Sulphur-crested Cockatoos this morning. Went outside to find a flock fluttering high up, complaining raucously at a a soaring Straw-necked Ibis, which they presumably saw as a dangerous interloper (they're very uncommon on the Adelaide Plains, though singles have been seen in recent years). It gained height effortlessly and drifted off westwards. eBird checklist
Kelvin Sparks 15/3 #238015
Thu 14Spotted Crake, Gilbert's Whistler, Whiskered Tern
Morgan Conservation Park
Australian Spotted Crake calling from a freshly flooded patch of lignum - the pump gear was still on the edge of the lagoon! Good to see intelligent water management decisions supporting birdlife. A male Gilbert's Whistler was feeding on the ground along a sandy track north of the road. 2 whiskered tern in breeding plumage feeding over the lagoon were the first record for this site on eBird. They may have been displaced by the draining of Ramco and Hart lagoons upstream. eBird checklist
Kelvin Sparks, Simon Fahey-Sparks 15/3 #238018
Pacific Golden Plover
Bald Hill Beach
One Pacific Golden Plover, the first I've seen at this location.
Paul Taylor 14/3 #238004
Tue 12Swamp Harrier
Red Cliff Port Augusta
Juvenile Swamp Harrier being harrassed by magpies flying easterly along Gulf near railway bridge. Thought it might be a migratory bird
gary wright 12/3 #237997
Rock Parrot
Arno Bay Boardwalk and Bird Hide
Eight Rock Parrots feeding close to the boardwalk eBird checklist
Ron Sawyer 12/3 #237993
Wed 6highlightOsprey
Cowell Estuary
Osprey sighted sitting on a light pole near the boat ramp. It caught a fish in the pond near the ramp and returned later to the same pole.
Ron Sawyer 6/3 #236951
Fri 1Gull-billed Tern
Middle Beach
Sighted at Middle Beach during a bird survey on 20 Jan and 23 February 2019. Moderators note* This record represents one of the migratory birds from the South-east Asian race affinis. Typical features to identify this race are well represented here by the smaller bill and dark ear covert spot. Small numbers of these birds are starting to become more frequently recorded over summer in more recent years and can often be seen along side our resident Gull-billed Terns when a direct comparison can often be made
Mary-Ann van Trigt & Joe Dafoe 11/3 #237987

February 2019
Sun 24Bar-tailed Godwit
Thompsons Beach
65 Bar-tailed Godwits with many developing breeding plumage.
Paul Taylor 24/2 #236914
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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