Eremaea Birdlines
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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July 2017
Sun 9highlightPink-eared Duck
Bonnington farm, Barilla (restricted access)
5 Pink-eared Ducks on the dam. Photographed by Els Wakefield.
Nicole Sommer and Els Wakefield 9/7 #231321
Sat 8Royal Spoonbill
Penna Settling Ponds (restricted access)
Three Royal Spoonbill flew in to the main settling pond approx 3pm. Also of interest were 3 Black-faced Cuckooshrike along the Shark Point Rd shelter belt.
Nicole Sommer 9/7 #231317

June 2017
Fri 30Black-faced Cuckooshrike
Sulphur Creek
Four birds seen hawking above coastal wattle behind the beach. eBird checklist
Frank Wilson 30/6 #231256
Tue 27Grey Goshawk (white morph)
Tamar Island Wetlands
Single bird perched in a tree by the road opposite to the wetlands entrance. eBird checklist
Geoff Bromfield 27/6 #231240
Sun 25Wedge-tailed Eagle
Legana, on Bridgnorth Rd
2 birds circling quite low over houses in the early afternoon. eBird checklist
Geoff Bromfield 25/6 #231220
Sat 24Banded Lapwing
Bass Highway, approx 1km north of Ashgrove Cheese
Birds noted in roadside paddock on the way to an afternoon meeting in Deloraine. On the way home, relocated the flock and stopped - approx 1 km north of Ahsgrove Cheese, and 500m south of Kimberley turnoff. In a corner of a paddock to the east of the highway were 11 Banded Lapwings and 2 Masked Lapwings (lots of Masked Lapwings in other paddocks). eBird checklist
John and Shirley Tongue 24/6 #231212
Thu 22Royal Spoonbill
Tamar Island Wetlands
7 birds on the second southern lagoon. eBird checklist
Geoff Bromfield 22/6 #231205
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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