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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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August 2020
Wed 5Common Sandpiper
Port Wakefield
One early arrival, a regular site each year for one or sometimes 2 Common Sandpiper.
Paul Taylor 5/8 #258449
highlightInland Dotterel
Rodgers Rd near Bruce, 3kms east of wilmington Quorn rd
3 Inland Dotterel The two seen well were in breeding plumage. I assume they have come due to the dry conditions inland. East of this location a few kms also saw Crimson Chat. They are regular spring/summer visitors but this seems early for them.
Gary wright 5/8 #258446
Mon 3highlightOstrich
Yorkeys Crossing
*moderator note*. This bird is likely a remnant left over from the Ostrich farm boom in the mid north during the 1980’s. Odd birds are seen from time to time but unlikely represent an extant feral population
Caine Lynn 3/8 #258435

July 2020
Thu 30Bush Stone-curlew
Hay Flat, Fleurieu Peninsula
Wailing call heard in suitable habitat at 10pm. No records in eBird for the species on the Fleurieu Peninusula, so most likely displaced from its breeding grounds on Kangaroo Island by last summer's bushfire.
Simon Fahey-Sparks per Kelvin Sparks 2/8 #258433
Fri 24highlightPainted Finch
Bararranna Gorge (Arkaroola)
Three birds came into drink at waterhole in very rocky section of gorge.
Jim Allen 27/7 #258406
Sun 19Diamond Firetail
Dutchmans Stern Conservation Park, Flinders Ranges.
Diamond Firetail spotted while running in the park. Surprised to see it there. Must be on very edge of range. It was when I was almost down on flanks of the hill when doing circuit anti-clockwise.
Gary Wright 19/7 #258355
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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