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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.

August 2018
Tue 21highlightSacred Kingfisher
Inglis River Walking Track (Wynyard)
This morning between the boat ramps. Not the species I was expecting there.
Ruth Brozek 21/8 #235156
Sun 19Tree Martin
Tamar Wetlands
At least one Tree Martin flying in front of Wetlands Centre viewing platform. eBird checklist
Helen Cunningham 19/8 #235132
Fri 17highlightNankeen Kestrel
Old Port Road, Montagu
Single bird seen flying then perched, 150 metres north of coastal highway C215, at 14:29 and 15:30 hours.
P S Lansley 18/8 #235117
Sun 12highlightWhite-necked Heron
Single bird in a wet paddock south of town. Presumably the same bird reported by Bill Scott-Young in mid-June. eBird checklist
Paul Brooks 12/8 #235080
highlightSacred Kingfisher
Don River Estuary
Previously reported bird observed perching quietly in a stand of melaleuca near sawdust bridge. eBird checklist
Paul Brooks 12/8 #235078
Fri 10Collared Sparrowhawk
Single male on the road to our property.
Geoff Bromfield 11/8 #235062
Sun 5highlightSacred Kingfisher
Don River Estuary, near Sawdust Bridge
Previously reported bird is still present, seeming quite settled and catching crabs off the mud. eBird checklist
Mona Loofs-Samorzewski 5/8 #235030
highlightNankeen Kestrel
Back Tea Tree Road
Extended views close to the road of a hovering bird which had a number of unsuccessful dives at potential prey.
Rob Hamilton 5/8 #235025
Collared Sparrowhawk
East Arm Road Mount Direction
Adult bird perched on a post close to a house. Flew smooth and low over the stable to a large eucalyptus tree on the property.
Lisa Connolly 5/8 #235020
Thu 2highlightPink-eared Duck
Smithton Sewage Ponds
30 birds today, up fom 10 in July and 25 in June.
Richard Ashby, Anthea Fergusson 2/8 #234996
Wed 1Welcome Swallow
Blackstone Heights
Two Welcome Swallows arrived at approx 9.15 am this morning. A very welcome sighting!
Alex & Robyn Lagodzki 1/8 #234987
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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