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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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Reports published in the past 30 hours.

November 2022
Sat 26Satin flycatcher
Roaring Beach Lagoon
Only second sighting down here on regular bird walks.
Cath de Little 27/11 #268642
Thu 24Satin Flycatcher
Near Latrobe
Unexpected casual stop in a small patch of native bush - mid-afternoon - produced Satin Flycatcher, Shining Bronze Cuckoo, Dusky Woodswallow and Golden Whistlers! Will check again in early morning. Pretty poor photo attached. eBird checklist
Bob Cook 24/11 #268629
Tue 22highlightGreat Knot
Dora Pt near St Helens
Single bird with Crested Terns (RA's first sighting of this sp for some years).
Peter Atkinson, Richard Ashby 24/11 #268632
Bar-tailed Godwit
Georges Bay, St Helens
50 birds plus another 9 at Lades Beach, Bridport.
Peter Atkinson, Hazel Britton, Richard Ashby 24/11 #268631
Abbotsbury Beach nr Eddystone Lighthouse
73 birds feeding in surf. Another 7 birds at Dora Pt near St Helens.
Peter Atkinson, Hazel Britton, Richard Ashby 24/11 #268630
Sun 20Hooded Plover
Big Roaring Beach (Surveyors Bay)
A pair of Hooded Plovers sighted running along the beach near the shoreline.
Cath de Little 21/11 #268619
Fri 11Pied Oystercatcher
Anniversary Bay, Rocky Cape National Park
Healthy leg-flagged and banded bird, banded in its first year by Vic Wader Studies Group at Corner Inlet, VIC, in May 2014.
Richard Ashby 14/11 #268606
Thu 10Tawny Frogmouth
Newstead, Launceston
Per J Calvert
Bill Scott-Young 11/11 #268593
Wed 9highlightEastern Curlew
Squeaking Point
Clearly spotted two Eastern Curlews flying over Squeaking Point.
Laura Ashby 12/11 #268597
Tue 8White-bellied Sea Eagle
Sulphur Creek
A pair of White-bellied Sea Eagles, perched in trees behind the beach, were calling to one another. They were seen mating later in the morning.
Frank and Lennice Wilson 8/11 #268586
Tue 1highlightSwift Parrot
Goulds Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary
single bird flew across the road to feed in the Euc blossom the the car park at about 5 pm. Poor record shot attached.
David James and VENT tour group 5/11 #268579
Blue-billed Duck
Lake Dulverton Conservation Area (Oatlands)
4 males and 2 females around 13.45. Close to shore
David James 5/11 #268578
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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