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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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October 2017
Thu 19megamegaChannel-billed Cuckoo
Highfield Street, Moonah
Heard the unmistakable and very loud call of a Channel-billed Cuckoo flying south directly over my house this morning. It was gone by the time I'd run outside. Am very familiar with the species as an ex-Queenslander.
Scott Linnane 19/10 #232360
Wed 18Banded Lapwing
Spion Kop Rd, Smithton (3537E, 54707N)
Sixteen adults and one newly-hatched chick in dairy pasture. The area had been pugged recently, so was less well-grassed than usual for a Smithton dairy farm.
Andrew Hingston 19/10 #232363
Tue 17White-faced Storm Petrel
Stanley Wharf
Beautiful bird freshly-killed by flying into chain-link fence.
Richard Ashby, Eric Hiller 17/10 #232333
Sun 15White-bellied Sea Eagle
Poets Rd, West Hobart
Mature sea eagle patrolling gully between Poets Rd and Forest Rd before heading off toward McRobies Gully.
Michael Dempsey 15/10 #232295
Wed 11Grey Goshawk, Collared Sparrowhawk, Brown Goshawk, Swamp Harrier, Brown Falcon
Notley Hills
A good day for raptors on my property at Bridgenorth. All five birds were first spotted by Masked Lapwings with young and made typical responses.
Geoff Bromfield 12/10 #232257
Sat 7megamegaFiordland Penguin
Binalong Bay
Immature Fiordland Penguin found on the rocks -41.250107, 148.307974 at 1:50 pm. It didn't appear to be very well & wildlife carers were called.
Rhys & Amber Carter 15/10 #232298
Wed 4White-fronted Chat
Rocky Cape National Park--Forwards Plain Dam
Small flock. This sp. seldom seen in the 130km (approx) between Stanley and Narawntapu although there are multiple hundreds of unscrutinised private farm dams.
Richard Ashby 4/10 #232132
Royal Spoonbill
Smithton Sewage Ponds
Bird in area since May, today with 8 Great Egrets.
Richard Ashby 4/10 #232131

September 2017
Sun 24Little Egret
Little Taylors Bay (Bruny Island)
Flew from paddocks behind shore before landing on sandy point. Rare on Bruny, first one I've seen there. eBird checklist
Paul Brooks 4/10 #232137
Pallid Cuckoo
Notley Hills
First bird heard for the spring.
Geoff Bromfield 24/9 #231957
Fri 22highlightSwift Parrot
Seabrook Golf Course
About twenty birds yahooing in blossoming euc canopy. eBird checklist
Richard Ashby 22/9 #231925
Thu 21Grey Goshawk (white morph)
Primrose Sands
In my backyard for about 25 minutes. About 70 pics taken and a video. Bird in good health. It was totally white. First i have seen here in 17 years. I submit this sighting for interested persons. My first visit to this site. eBird checklist
Dennis Gale 21/9 #231914
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