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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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Moderators' Note

Birdline Tasmania will not publish any reports deemed to be in contravention of the current restrictions on unnecessary travel and reserve closures due to COVID-19. The moderators encourage everyone to limit non-essential travel - including birding. While restrictions are in place, the criteria for publication of Birdline reports will be relaxed so sightings of interesting or unusual birds for your back yard will be acceptable. Please bird at home!

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Reports published in the past 30 hours.

May 2022
Thu 12Long-billed Corella
Boat Harbour
Single bird feeding on corn stubble with flock of Sulphur-crested Cockatoos. Most westerly Birdata sighting in Tas thus far.
Richard Ashby 12/5 #266996
Sun 8Black-faced Cormorant
Bird 3.8 km from sea up Inglis Estuary.
Richard Ashby 8/5 #266985
Wed 4highlightGrey Goshawk
Granville Harbour, West Coast
Surprise find and first Birdata observation of species for township.
Richard Ashby, Hazel Britton 7/5 #265983
Tue 3Major Mitchell's Cockatoo
Glen Huon Rd, Huonville
Two Major Mitchell's Cockatoos feeding on apricot kernels in orchard. Assumed to be aviary escapees. [Moderator's note: two birds were observed in Ranelagh in January 2019 - it's possible they are the same two birds; certainly escapees].
Allan & Loris Patman 3/5 #265978

April 2022
Thu 28megamegaPink-eared Duck
Queechy Lake
Single bird. Only duck present. eBird checklist
Richard Ashby 28/4 #265963
Wed 27Cattle Egret
Preservation Bay
Single bird feeding amongst cattle until chased away by a couple of ravens. eBird checklist
Frank Wilson 27/4 #265958
Thu 21highlightAzure Kingfisher
Crayfish Creek near Port Latta North-West Tasmania
Definitely a pair of birds, possibly 2 pairs.
Eunice Horne 7/5 #265984
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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