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Interesting and unusual bird observations
Birdline Tasmania

Birdline Tasmania 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 Tasmania is supported by Birdlife Australia and moderated by James Melville, John Tongue and Paul Brooks.

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Moderators' Note

Birdline Tasmania will not publish any reports deemed to be in contravention of the current restrictions on unnecessary travel and reserve closures due to COVID-19. The moderators encourage everyone to limit non-essential travel - including birding. While restrictions are in place, the criteria for publication of Birdline reports will be relaxed so sightings of interesting or unusual birds for your back yard will be acceptable. Please bird at home!

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Reports published in the past 30 hours.

September 2021
Thu 16Blue-winged Parrot
Tinderbox Hills
Single Blue-winged Parrot feeding, early morning. eBird checklist
Russell Twining 16/9 #260794
Fri 10Latham's Snipe
Duck River Boardwalk (Smithton)
Forty birds flushed from tiny patch of shoreline without even trying. A handful of Sharp-tailed Sandpipers mixed in. eBird checklist
Richard Ashby, Jenny Ostenfeld 11/9 #260746
Black-faced Cuckooshrike
Jennyfield, Bridgenorth
2 birds calling and flying over were the first seen this spring (midday). eBird checklist
Geoff Bromfield 10/9 #260740
Wed 8highlightSwift Parrot
51 Bay View Road, Dover
Swift Parrots feeding in blue gums (Eucalyptus globulus) opposite ‘Driftwood Cottages’. eBird checklist
Anne Marmion 13/9 #260766
Tue 7highlightSwift Parrot
175 Lune River Road, Lune River
11.15 am visited ‘Lunaris Gemstones’ showroom. Swift Parrots feeding, calling and chattering in blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus) in flower. Unable to estimate numbers feeding in the tree. eBird checklist
Anne Marmion 13/9 #260765
highlightSwift Parrot
51 Bay View Road, Dover
Swift Parrots feeding in flowering blue gums (Eucalyptus globulus) on the foreshore in front of Driftwood Cottages. Very noisy. There first thing in the morning and still there until nightfall. Difficult to estimate numbers as they constantly move around and fly off for a short period and return. There are five mature blue gums together on the foreshore. Note extra information….I counted 18 Swift Parrots flying out of the blue gums in small groups or as a single bird …8+1+2+2+2+1+2 at 4.55 pm. eBird checklist
Anne Marmion 13/9 #260764
Mon 6highlightSwift Parrot
51 Bay View Road, Dover
Arrived at ‘Driftwood Cottage’ late afternoon. Swift Parrots were noisily feeding in the Eucalyptus globulus (in flower) until nightfall. Hard to confirm numbers, as anyone trying to count Swift Parrots could testify, as they flew off and returned. There was probably 20+ individuals. eBird checklist
Anne Marmion 13/9 #260762
Kelp Gull
Wynyard Shoreline
Only the third sighting by me here despite 22y of monthly Birdata surveys. Sp. present frequently in nearby Sisters Beach since 2003, especially on Sisters Island. Seen also on Burnie breakwater in 2002. eBird checklist
Richard Ashby 6/9 #260721
Sun 5highlightSwift Parrot
Coastal strip along Big Roaring Beach
Three Swift Parrots flying from eucalyptus to eucalyptus, first record here for two years. eBird checklist
Cath de Little 7/9 #260723

August 2021
Tue 31Collared Sparrowhawk
Bridgenorth Rd about a kilometre out of Legana
Single bird flew low over the road causing me to slow down (1315 hrs). eBird checklist
Geoff Bromfield 31/8 #260696
Sun 29Black-fronted Dotterel
Marshy puddle behind The Gardens, east coast
eBird checklist
Cath de Little 31/8 #260691
Hooded Dotterel
The Gardens
Six Hooded Dotterels observed foraging and running along the sandy beach. eBird checklist
Cath de Little 31/8 #260688
Cattle Egret
Bottom end Burnt Hill Rd Marion Bay
25 Cattle Egrets among herd of cows in field. eBird checklist
Els Wakefield 29/8 #260680
megamegaStraw-necked Ibis
Bird spotted in mud flats along Windermere Road foraging on the edge closest to the tall grass. Was chased off by gulls and roosted at the farm dam across the road for a time. See eBird list for exact location and additional photos. eBird checklist
Angela Hansen 29/8 #260678
Sat 28highlightEastern Curlew
East End Anthony Beach, Stanley
20 birds flushed, flying off to East Inlet. eBird checklist
Hazel Britton, Richard Ashby 29/8 #260677
Latham's Snipe
Duck River Boardwalk (Smithton)
Pair of early birds flushed. Jenny Ostenfeld saw one here a fortnight ago. eBird checklist
Richard Ashby 29/8 #260676
Thu 26Grey Goshawk (white morph)
Jennyfield Rd., Bridgenorth
Single bird (female) seen twice at 0830 and 0900 hrs. eBird checklist
Geoff Bromfield 26/8 #260660
Sat 21Wedge-tailed Eagle
Notley Gorge Rd., Bridgenorth
Single bird gliding above. A Swamp Harrier was seen moments later. eBird checklist
Geoff Bromfield 22/8 #260630
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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