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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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July 2019
Sat 20Australasian Grebe
Peter Murrell Reserves
One Australasian Grebe on Penrhyn Pond near car park feeding on the water.
Els Wakefield 20/7 #240819
Mon 15Little Penguin chick
Preservation Bay
A Little Penguin chick in nest. Adults out to sea. I have heard of a few other sightings along the NW coast lately. eBird checklist
Frank Wilson 18/7 #240809
Sat 13Cattle Egret
Near Woodstock Lagoon, Longford
25 Cattle Egret feeding among livestock, didn't look to be enjoying the cold. eBird checklist
Bill Scott-Young 14/7 #240786
Fri 12Grey Goshawk (white morph)
Kingston Beach
Grey Goshawk (white morph), sitting in gum eating something, pulling at it. eBird checklist
Harrison Witcomb 12/7 #240780
Wed 10highlightMasked Owl
306 Murray St, North Hobart
Late afternoon we walked past our neighbour's fence and the Masked Owl was clinging to the top. We knew he was sick and he didn't fly off and could not respond when we got to within 2 meters. We guarded him until the rescuer arrived from Bonorong. I rang them the next day and they confirmed secondary poisoning and that he had been euthanized. They said to keep an eye out for his mate but we have not sighted her. eBird checklist
Joanna Postlethwaite 18/7 #240811
Sun 7highlightPink-eared Duck
Smithton Sewage Ponds
Again 27 birds (same number last month) but visible only from adjacent private farmland. eBird checklist
Richard Ashby 7/7 #240755
Wed 3Eastern Curlew
East Inlet, Stanley
5 birds feeding, probably Jenny Ostenfeld's birds from 6 days ago in Smithton. eBird checklist
Richard Ashby 3/7 #239742
Tue 2highlightSacred Kingfisher
Don River Estuary
eBird checklist
Shane Pinner 2/7 #239736

June 2019
Sun 30Wedge-tailed Eagle
Lilydale Rd., about 3km from Rocherlea
Single bird flew over road at 1640 hrs. In pursuit were two Forest Ravens. eBird checklist
Geoff Bromfield 2/7 #239733
Fri 28highlightSacred Kingfisher
Don River, Don
eBird checklist
Elizabeth Latham 28/6 #239709
Thu 27Eastern Curlew
Duck River Estuary - Kennedy Point area
5 Eastern Curlew seen feeding at water's edge, flew together, circled then landed in same area, undisturbed by passing oyster barges. eBird checklist
Jenny Ostenfeld, Craig Johnson 27/6 #239704
Mon 24Wedge-tailed Eagle
Conmurra, Notley Gorge Rd., Bridgenorth
Single bird flew over road just before dusk. eBird checklist
Geoff Bromfield 25/6 #239695
Sun 23White-bellied Sea Eagle
Sulphur Creek
A pair of White-bellied Sea Eagles seen perched in the trees on the hill behind my house and heard calling during the day. Stayed in this area for a considerable time then seen mating late afternoon. eBird checklist
Frank Wilson 26/6 #239700
Sat 22Eastern Curlew
Duck River, Smithton
Distant scope view of 4 Eastern Curlew feeding at river edge (Kennedy Point). eBird checklist
Jenny Ostenfeld 22/6 #239682
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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