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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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February 2020
Mon 17White-bellied Sea Eagle
1 km south of Tunbridge on Midlands Highway
Adult sea eagle flying low just south of highway, being chased by ravens.
Michael Dempsey 17/2 #245480
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Lake Dulverton Conservation Area (Oatlands)
Single bird feeding at water's edge on middle pond. Large southern pond almost dry.
Richard Ashby 17/2 #245479
highlightFreckled Duck
Goulds Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary
17 birds snoozing at various points.
Richard Ashby 17/2 #245478
Tue 11highlightPink-eared Duck
Smithton Sewage Ponds
Pair of birds amongst 9 sp. of duck. Seen here 6 out of 12 monthly visits in 2018 and 5 out of 12 in 2019.
Richard Ashby 11/2 #245442
Sun 9megamegaTerek Sandpiper
Lades Beach, Bridport
Again, single bird (see George Vaughan 17 Jan) amongst 11 sp. shorebirds (6 resident, 5 palaearctic) and 4sp. tern. Excellent site. Of the 5 experienced observers, 2 had cameras. Where's the photo? eBird checklist
Richard Ashby, Hazel Britton,Els Wakefield,Mona Loofs-Samorowski, Rob Hamilton 15/2 #245461
Grey Goshawk white morph
Sulphur Creek
Perched on power line.
Frank Wilson 9/2 #245411

January 2020
Fri 31Cattle Egret
Strathalbyn Dairy Farm, Gawler.
4 birds in full breeding dress, very orange heads and necks. Suspect they had just arrived from the mainland. eBird checklist
Hazel Britton and Alison Parks 1/2 #244372
White-throated Needletail
Margate
38 degree day followed by thunderstorm with strong northwesterly. Up to 20 birds seen flying, possibly feeding. eBird checklist
Pattie Ashworth 31/1 #244366
Thu 30megamegaKing Penguin
The Neck Rookery (Bruny Island)
A King Penguin seen on the beach in front of the rookery at The Neck lookout on Bruny Island. A rare and special sighting!
Harrison Talarico 2/2 #244385
Tue 28megamegaWhite-browed Woodswallow
Mount William National Park--Cobler Rocks Track
Two White-browed Woodswallows seen whilst walking the Cobler Rocks Track. eBird checklist
Millie Coleing 30/1 #244355
Sat 25highlightPink-eared Duck
Penna Settling Ponds (restricted access)
7 Pink-eared Duck in the pond closest to the road. 5 were loafing on the rocky edges and 2 in the pond feeding. Telescope is essential to find them. eBird checklist
Rob Hamilton 26/1 #244332
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