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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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September 2019
Thu 19highlightEastern Curlew
Low Head
Single bird seen at low tide. Later a very energetic Little Egret was seen feeding almost at high tide.
Geoff Bromfield 20/9 #241226
Mon 16highlightSwift Parrot
St Helens
Single bird perched and calling from Blue Gum.
Sybil Pike 17/9 #241196
Sun 15highlightWhite-necked Heron
Rushy Lagoon (Cape Portland)
Single bird in paddock. Observed in flight and on ground.
Natalie Walter, Pam Bretz and Sybil Pike 17/9 #241198
Blue-winged Parrot
Petal Point, Northern Tasmania
6 birds, feeding and perching on fence line in Petal Point Campground.
Sybil Pike, Natalie Walter and Pam Bretz 17/9 #241197
highlightEastern Curlew
East End Anthony Beach, Stanley
35 birds with c.200 Red-necked Stints, a Ruddy Turnstone and residents.
Richard Ashby 15/9 #241168
Wed 11highlightLeucistic Superb Fairywren
Windermere Boardwalk to Derwent Entertainment Centre
A mixed flock of House Sparrows and fairywrens included an all-white or leucistic fairywren with dark eyes, so not an albino. The flock arrived and soon disappeared. No photo was taken.
Els Wakefield for Karen Tie 14/9 #241156
Tue 10Southern Emuwren
Postmans Track, Rocky Cape NP
Fortunate view of pair, female with nesting material
Jenny Ostenfeld 11/9 #241127
Pied Oystercatcher
Hopeless Plains, nr Smithton
Pair of birds on freshwater dam 10km inland of nearest estuary or salt water. First time sp. seen here in 63 surveys over 9y.
Richard Ashby 10/9 #241122
highlightSwift Parrot
Tasmanian Arboretum
Two birds flying south and calling. eBird checklist
Ramit Singal 10/9 #241120
Mon 9European Goldfinch
Pioneer Park, East Devonport
Flock of at least 50 feeding in the park. A few days ago, there were Greenfinches, but no Goldfinches. In a few more days, they will most likely be gone again.
John Tongue 9/9 #241116
Sat 7highlightCommon Sandpiper
The Fishpond, Ulverstone
Single bird, regular summer visitor last 6y. First seen here this year by Hazel Britton and Allison Parks on 25 Aug.
Richard Ashby 8/9 #241105
highlightSwift Parrot
Don Reserve, Devonport
Small flock of five Swift Parrots calling and flying in the canopy at Don Reserve near Splash Aquatic Centre.
Shane Pinner 7/9 #241099
Thu 5highlightSwift Parrot
Romaine Reserve, Burnie
Single bird heard.
Richard Ashby 5/9 #241088
Pallid Cuckoo
Notley Gorge Rd/Bridgenorth Rd junction
Three birds flying over were the first of the spring.
Geoff Bromfield 5/9 #241086
highlightSwift Parrot
View Road Reserve (Burnie)
Heard a Swift Parrot call from a group of trees near the View Rd. entrance to the park. Early record? Moderator's note: a few are starting to turn up.
Michael Parsons 5/9 #241085
Wed 4Grey Goshawk (white morph)
West Tamar Highway in Riverside, Launceston
Single bird flew over road (1300 hrs).
Geoff Bromfield 5/9 #241083
Australasian Shoveler
Table Cape
A pair on a farm dam.
Michael Parsons 4/9 #241078
Mon 2Brown Goshawk
Notley Hills, Bridgenorth
Female circling over forest for some minutes, while calling. Later it was calling for some time from a tree.
Geoff Bromfield 3/9 #241075
highlightSwift Parrot
Alison track car park Durkins Rd, Kelcey Tier greenbelt
About to start to bird survey when a single bird called nearby several times at the carpark. Several people were present to hear it.
Shane Pinner 2/9 #241066

August 2019
Thu 29Latham's Snipe
Rotaract Park, Smithton
2 birds flushed, first for season. No birds here on 17 Aug. eBird checklist
Richard Ashby 29/8 #241043
Eastern Curlew
East end Anthony Beach, Stanley
5 birds, not here 3 weeks ago. Also RN Stints, R Turnstone, DB Plover and residents. eBird checklist
Richard Ashby 29/8 #241042
Sun 25Hardhead
Penrhyn Pond, Peter Murrell Conservation Area
A pair, along with the usual Chestnut Teal and Pacific Black Duck. eBird checklist
Alastair Richardson 26/8 #241028
Wedge-tailed Eagle
Birches Bay
Pair of Wedge-tailed Eagles. eBird checklist
Heather Hicks 25/8 #241021
Sat 24Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Notley Hills, Bridgenorth
Single bird calling from high in the forest (1230 hrs). eBird checklist
Geoff Bromfield 25/8 #241015
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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