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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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September 2020
Fri 18Crimson Chat
South Hummocks
At least 5 Crimson Chats with White-fronted Chats along roadside. Last year there was an influx of Crimson Chats in southern areas.
Paul Taylor 18/9 #258714
Port Arthur, Yorke Peninsula
A flock of 8 Budgies flying south along the coast. Early in the season.
Paul Taylor 18/9 #258713
Red-backed Kingfisher
Near Bowmans
One Red-backed Kingfisher, my first this season and a little earlier than usual. An uncommon spring and summer visitor to this area.
Paul Taylor 18/9 #258699
Mon 14Peaceful Dove
2 Peaceful Doves calling in the town. Fairly rare on Eyre Peninsula.
Paul Taylor and Stuart Milde 15/9 #258677
Mon 7Latham's Snipe
Fox Lake, Robe
6, good sightings from bird hide at Fox Lake late afternoon. Again the following evening.
Christopher Wright 12/9 #258652
Sat 5Common Sandpiper
Port Wakefield
3 Common Sandpipers, 2 appearing to be recent arrivals. One has been here since August 5.
Paul Taylor 5/9 #258603

August 2020
Fri 28Eastern Curlew
Port Clinton, Yorke Peninsula
21 recently arrived Eastern Curlews this morning. A regular site for these, and hopefully more to come this season.
Paul Taylor 28/8 #258548
Wed 26Gang-gang Cockatoo
Humbug Scrub, South Australia
A Gang-gang has joined the other birds on my seed table in the morning. Been here every morning since 24th July which is when I took the attached photo. Never seen one in this area before that date. However do know that they have been in Andrews Farm (about 15km to the west of me) for several years now so am guessing it may have come from there. (Moderator's note: probably an aviary escapee or, less likely, from the small feral population on KI. Probably the same bird that was seen at One Tree Hill in March).
angus massie 26/8 #258539
Mon 24highlightBlack Breasted Buzzard
Was surprised to see this species this far south. Was spotted soaring over the Copley turnoff just north of Leigh Creek
Michael Warnes 25/8 #258536
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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