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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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June 2018
Mon 18highlightFreckled Duck
Ponds in front of Country Club Tasmania, Launceston
Approximately 80 Freckled Ducks spread between two ponds.
Helen Cunningham 18/6 #234651
highlightWhite-necked Heron
Poatina Road, Poatina
Single bird feeding in roadside waterhole.
Bill Scott-Young 18/6 #234649
Sat 16highlightPink-eared Duck
Barilla Rivulet
6 pinkies in with a mass of teal and shoveler. eBird checklist
Mona Loofs-Samorzewski 17/6 #234632
Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo
Bass Highway, just West of Carrick turnoff
Approx 8am, heading east, around 150 birds (estimated) in various flocks crossing highway. 3:45pm, heading west, at least 83 (counted) in the same area.
John Tongue 16/6 #234631
highlightAustralsian Bittern
Woodstock Lagoon (Longford)
Bittern observed flying over the road from South Lagoon to Woodstock. Also Black Faced Cuckoo Shrike, Swamp Harrier and Banded Lapwing.
Bill Scott-Young 16/6 #234629
Fri 15Masked owl
Single bird perched on a fence post at the roadside. It flew off as approached
Geoff Bromfield 15/6 #234619
Tue 12Brown Goshawk, Grey Goshawk (white morph)
Notley Gorge Rd., Bridgenorth
First bird of the day was a Brown Goshawk, which flew by the bedroom window, just after first light. Now I am watching (and being watched by ?) a female Grey Goshawk, which is perched in a tall eucalypt, about 30 m. away from the house.
Geoff Bromfield 12/6 #234599
Sat 9Superb Lyrebird
Myrtle Gully Track, Mount Wellington
I saw this bird 1/4 of the way up the track to Junction Cabin.
Rafael Molina 19/6 #234659
highlightMasked Owl
Sandy Bay
Masked Owl heard around 10pm calling (screeching) a number of times. Second observation in seven years in the house - previously saw a Masked Owl in February 2015.
Ian Lundy 10/6 #234581
Fri 8Wedge-tailed Eagle
Melton Mowbray
3 birds circling low over the Midlands Highway in the mid-afternoon.
Geoff Bromfield 9/6 #234575
highlightPink-eared Duck
Bonnington Cambridge
12 Pink-eared Duck on east dam.
Els Wakefield 8/6 #234568
Thu 7highlightNankeen Kestrel
Back Tea Tree Rd
Adult male hunting over paddocks a few kms from the Brighton end of the road. Photos available.
Karen Dick and Darryl Eggins 7/6 #234565
Swamp Harrier
Tasmanian Arboretum, Eugenana
A single bird making some half-hearted passes at Eurasian Coots on the lake. A late leaver, or overwintering bird.
John Tongue 7/6 #234563
Fri 1highlightPink-eared Duck
Smithton Sewage Ponds
10 birds a fortnight ago. Now there are 25.
Richard Ashby 1/6 #234502

May 2018
Sat 26highlightWhimbrel
East Inlet, Stanley
Single bird with single Eastern Curlew, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Red-necked Stint, presume over-wintering.
Richard Ashby 26/5 #234465
Fri 25highlightPink-eared Duck
Bonnington dams
Two Pink-eared Duck on eastern dam at 11:30 this morning.
Els Wakefield and Sue Taylor 25/5 #234459
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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