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Indian Skimmer,©Tony Disley

03 Sep The birds of Christmas Island, Indian Ocean: A review [Rohan Clarke ]
3 Sep Photos Dawson Yellow Chat ["Judy Leitch" ]
3 Sep RFI Mallee fowl & Scarlet-chested Parrot plus fresh Nullabor Quail-thrush sightings [Greg Roberts ]
03 Sep Who has been to see the Citrine Wagtail - Survey ["kurtis.lindsay AT gmail.com" ]
2 Sep Rufous Owl Sightings - Townsville or Cairns Regions [Dale Mengel ]
2 Sep Crested (Oriental) Honey Buzzard near Broome, WA. ["Mike Carter" ]
2 Sep Test [Peter Shute ]
1 Sep Re: 2014 VicTwitch Record [martin cachard ]
1 Sep 2014 VicTwitch Record [James Mustafa ]
1 Sep New eBook Queensland Birds [Jenny Spry ]
1 Sep FW: A few more images of the Citrine Wagtail []
1 Sep Birdline Western Australia Weekly Update []
1 Sep Birdline Tasmania Weekly Update []
1 Sep Birdline Victoria Weekly Update []
1 Sep Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update []
1 Sep Birdline Australian Capital Territory Weekly Update []
1 Sep Birdline Northern Territory Weekly Update []
1 Sep Birdline South Australia Weekly Update []
1 Sep Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update []
1 Sep Birdline New South Wales Weekly Update []
1 Sep Birdline Australia Weekly Update []
1 Sep Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest ["Birdpedia - Australia Info" ]
31 Aug Eastern Yellow Robin and a small skink [Sophie Honeyman ]
31 Aug Mudgee [Peter Morgan ]
31 Aug Striated Grass-wren, Red-lored Whistler, Orange Chat & Black-eared Miner ["Martin Woodward" ]
30 Aug Fwd: Visiting Birdsville/Strzelecki Track [Russell Woodford ]
30 Aug New blog posts ["Greg and Val Clancy" ]
30 Aug Fwd: [OB] World Shorebirds Day, 6 September [Carl Clifford ]
30 Aug Fw: Little Corellas at play ["Bob" ]
30 Aug Aussie Bittern over Altona, VIC [David Richardson ]
30 Aug Southport Qld - special trip this Sunday 31st August now [robert morris ]
30 Aug Re: Little Corellas at play [brian fleming ]
30 Aug Saturday Citrine update [Richard Baxter via Birding-Aus ]
29 Aug Forest raven = corvus australis? ["Cas Liber" ]
29 Aug NSW Twitchathon [Robert Mcdonald ]
29 Aug Re: Citrine Wagtail Mudgee NSW [Mick Roderick ]
29 Aug Little Corellas at play [brian fleming ]
29 Aug Citrine Wagtail [David Hair ]
29 Aug RFI: Birding in Nepal [Chris Sanderson ]
29 Aug Re: Gloucester Birding [Michael Tarburton ]
29 Aug Re: Eastern Yellow Robin and a small skink [Sonja Ross ]
29 Aug Eastern Yellow Robin and a small skink []
29 Aug RFI Victor Harbor ["Helga Kieskamp" ]
29 Aug Citrine Wagtail Mudgee NSW [Richard Baxter via Birding-Aus ]
29 Aug Re: PK landscape [Peter Shute ]
28 Aug Re: PK landscape ["Greg and Val Clancy" ]
28 Aug Eastern Yellow Robin and a small skink [Sonja Ross ]
28 Aug Re: PK landscape [Carl Clifford ]
28 Aug Re: PK landscape [Bill Stent ]
28 Aug Re: PK landscape [Carol Probets ]
28 Aug Re: PK landscape [Carl Clifford ]
28 Aug Re: PK landscape [Bill Stent ]
28 Aug Re: PK landscape [Carl Clifford ]
28 Aug Re: PK landscape [Dave Torr ]
28 Aug PK landscape [Carl Clifford ]
28 Aug Gloucester Birding [PennyDB ]
28 Aug Brown Quail ["Els and Bill" ]
27 Aug Striated Grass-wren, Red-lored Whistler, Orange Chats & Black-eared Miner ["Martin Woodward" ]
27 Aug Re: Finch Counting including possible Gouldians, Georgetown Qld [martin cachard ]
27 Aug Re: Finch Counting including possible Gouldians, Georgetown Qld ["Alan Gillanders" ]
27 Aug Santa Teresa Rd, NT [Bernard O'Keefe ]
27 Aug Re: Finch Counting including possible Gouldians, Georgetown Qld [martin cachard ]
27 Aug Finch Counting including possible Gouldians, Georgetown Qld ["Alan Gillanders" ]
27 Aug Re: RFI: Swamp Quail (Tassie Brown Quail) ["Jeremy O'Wheel" ]
27 Aug Re: RFI: Swamp Quail (Tassie Brown Quail) [Kev Lobotomi ]
26 Aug Re: "Where Song Began" on special [Ed Williams ]
26 Aug Hooded Plover and other birds about Esperance [Frank O'Connor ]
26 Aug Off Topic: PNG Notes [Nick Leseberg ]
25 Aug Neophmas in the surrounds of Adelaide ["Donald G. Kimball" ]
26 Aug Hooded Plover and other birds about Esperance [Greg Roberts ]
26 Aug Re: "Where Song Began" on special [Carl Clifford ]
26 Aug Re: "Where Song Began" on special [Dave Torr ]
26 Aug "Where Song Began" on special [Carl Clifford ]
26 Aug Re: RFI: Swamp Quail (Tassie Brown Quail) [Kev Lobotomi ]
26 Aug Re: Southport Qld - other sea creatures [Alistair Poore ]
26 Aug RFI: Swamp Quail (Tassie Brown Quail) [Nikolas Haass ]

Subject: The birds of Christmas Island, Indian Ocean: A review
From: Rohan Clarke <rohan AT wildlifeimages.com.au>
Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2014 05:29:49 +0000
Hi All,
The birds of Christmas Island, Indian Ocean: A review by David James  
and Ian McAllan has just been published in the journal Australian  
Field Ornithology. This is a comprehensive review (180 pages) and a  
significant contribution to ornithology in the region. I expect it  
will be of great interest to many on birding-aus and is a must-have  
for anyone planning to visit the island. The summary is copied below.  
A pdf of the review is freely available on the Birdlife Australia  
website at:

http://birdlife.org.au/documents/AFO-Christmas_Island_Supplement-2014.pdf


SUMMARY This paper is an account of all known records of birds from  
Christmas Island in the eastern Indian Ocean. It also includes reviews  
of the history of the Island’s ornithology, its avian biogeography,  
the taxonomy of selected endemic taxa, population estimates of  
resident species, and current and past threats to its birds. One  
hundred and forty-nine species of birds have been recorded from the  
Island, of which 14 are breeding landbirds, nine are breeding  
seabirds, 18 are rare visitors and 108 are vagrant species. The Island  
has a high degree of endemism and this is expressed in the avifauna  
through 11 endemic taxa among the 23 breeding species.  
Biogeographically, Christmas Island is an oceanic island, with  
breeding and visiting species originating from several sources  
including South-East Asia, Australia, the Palaearctic, pelagic, and  
other undetermined sources. Links to the Greater Sunda Islands and  
Wallacea are very minor. The Island was first occupied by humans in  
1888. Since then, three bird species have been introduced (two  
deliberately) and four have self-colonised. No bird taxa have become  
extinct locally, despite several extinctions of other endemic and  
indigenous fauna. However, numerous threatening processes are placing  
increasing pressure on native birds.

Cheers,
Rohan



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Subject: Photos Dawson Yellow Chat
From: "Judy Leitch" <judyleitch AT optusnet.com.au>
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2014 15:26:32 +1000
Hello all,

 

Birds Queensland has received a request from Martin Taylor of the WWF for
photos of the Dawson Yellow Chat for inclusion in their

Building Nature's Safety Net report for the World Parks Congress month after
next.

 

Can anyone help the WWF? If so, please contact 

 

Martin Taylor

Protected Areas and Conservation Science Manager

WWF-Australia

1/17 Burnett Lane, Brisbane 4000, Australia

land 07 31036937 | mob 0406 384 289

  MTaylor AT wwf.org.au 

 

 

Thanks,

Judy



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Subject: RFI Mallee fowl & Scarlet-chested Parrot plus fresh Nullabor Quail-thrush sightings
From: Greg Roberts <friarbird.roberts AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2014 11:09:13 +1000
I would appreciate it if anyone would let me know if Mallee Fowl are still
being seen roadside along the Ouyen-Patchewollock Road, or anywhere else in
the region.

Also, if anyone has seen Scarlet-chested Parrot recently at Gluepot or
elsewhere in the vicinity, again, please let me know.

 On another subject entirely, I saw 7 Nullabor Quail-thrush yesterday near
the Nullabor Roadhouse. More here:

*http://tinyurl.com/lf26tr6 *

Greg Roberts


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Subject: Who has been to see the Citrine Wagtail - Survey
From: "kurtis.lindsay AT gmail.com" <kurtis.lindsay@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2014 06:23:24 +1000
Hello all,

I am a local Mudgee birder and founding member of the "Watershed Landcare 
Friends of Putta Bucca Wetlands". See our website: 
www.puttabuccawetlands.webs.com 


We are carrying out a quick survey to find out who has come to see the Citrine 
Wagtail and how far you have travelled to see it. 


A similar study was done on the Grey-headed Wagtail seen at Burren Junction NSW 
a few years back. 


We are hoping to use the data to show the value of the wetlands to the Mudgee 
economy and the Australian Birdwatching circuit in light of such significant 
birding events! 


We would also very much value your bird lists from the Pitta Bucca wetlands as 
it contributes to our knowledge of species that occur there. Already two new 
species to the wetlands (other than the wagtail!) have been seen as 'bycatch' 
by visitors targeting the wagtail. If you havent already, and are happy to, 
please submit your list to the 'Putta Bucca Wetlands' hotspot site on eBird 
http://ebird.org/content/australia/ 


We wod greatly appreciate if you would please fill out as many of the following 
questions you can, and return to myself or puttabuccawetlands AT gmail.com 


1.Name:
2.Years spent birding:
3.Where you reside (state and suburb/town):
4.How far you travelled to get to the Putta Bucca wetlands:
6.Did you compile a bird list and submit to ebird?:
7.Did you stay overnight:
8.Where did you stay?:
9. How long did you stay in Mudgee?:

Thank you in anticipation.

Regards,

Kurtis Lindsay



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Subject: Rufous Owl Sightings - Townsville or Cairns Regions
From: Dale Mengel <dale.mengel AT bigpond.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 17:51:45 +1000
Hi all,

 

I am heading up to Cairns for a wedding later this week and will squeeze
some birding in whilst up there.

 

I was wondering if anyone knew of any current, reliable spots for Rufous Owl
in either the Townsville or Cairns Regions? Every time I have been up to
Townsville or Cairns previously, I always seem to miss out on their roosting
spots as they have moved on.

 

Any info would be greatly appreciated - you may email me direct if you wish.

 

Many thanks,

Dale

 

 

Dale Mengel

Proserpine, QLD, Australia

 



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Subject: Crested (Oriental) Honey Buzzard near Broome, WA.
From: "Mike Carter" <pterodroma AT bigpond.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 15:19:32 +1000
George Swann advises that at 09.15 this morning while leading a tour group,
he saw a Crested (Oriental) Honey Buzzard at Nimalaica Wetland north of
Broome. He considers that it was an adult male. Unfortunately no photos were
obtained. This could be the third report from mainland Australia proper with
others recorded or reported from Christmas Island, Cocos and Ashmore Reef. 

 

Mike Carter, 03 9787 7136

30 Canadian Bay Road

Mount Eliza, VIC 3930, Australia  

 



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Subject: Test
From: Peter Shute <pshute AT nuw.org.au>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2014 02:04:44 +1000

Sent from my iPad



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Subject: Re: 2014 VicTwitch Record
From: martin cachard <mcachard AT hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 15:47:04 +1030
hi James,
I have a good spot for Brown Cuckoo-Dove...
 
cheers,
martin cachard, 
cairns
 
> Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:20:38 +1000
> From: jamesmustafamusic AT gmail.com
> To: birding-aus AT birding-aus.org
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] 2014 VicTwitch Record
> 
> Dear Birding Aus Community,
> 
> Im just about to begin the final stretch of my VicTwitch journey with only
> 4 months to go. In the last 243 days, I have managed to see 353 different
> species of bird in Victoria. With only four months left, I have exactly 40
> species to go in order to reach my target of 393 species and beat the
> Victorian Big Year Record. As long as I see 10 new species per month the
> record should be secure. In order to achieve my goal, Im going to need
> help from the birding community with any sightings that may be of interest.
> I am ready to chase any species, anywhere in the state and at any time. You
> can see my current list and an approximate list of target species on my
> blog! Species I am particularly interested in are Black Bittern, Cape
> Gannet, King Quail, Red-chested Buttonquail, Brown Cuckoo-dove, Black-eared
> Cuckoo, Ground Cuckooshrike, Australasian Figbird and of course, any
> vagrant or other tough species! You can contact me at any time via the
> details on my blog. http://jamesmustafabirding.blogspot.com.au
> 
> 
> 
> All the very best and happy birding to you all!
> 
>
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Subject: 2014 VicTwitch Record
From: James Mustafa <jamesmustafamusic AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:20:38 +1000
Dear Birding Aus Community,

I’m just about to begin the final stretch of my VicTwitch journey with only
4 months to go. In the last 243 days, I have managed to see 353 different
species of bird in Victoria. With only four months left, I have exactly 40
species to go in order to reach my target of 393 species and beat the
Victorian Big Year Record. As long as I see 10 new species per month the
record should be secure. In order to achieve my goal, I’m going to need
help from the birding community with any sightings that may be of interest.
I am ready to chase any species, anywhere in the state and at any time. You
can see my current list and an approximate list of target species on my
blog! Species I am particularly interested in are Black Bittern, Cape
Gannet, King Quail, Red-chested Buttonquail, Brown Cuckoo-dove, Black-eared
Cuckoo, Ground Cuckooshrike, Australasian Figbird and of course, any
vagrant or other tough species! You can contact me at any time via the
details on my blog. http://jamesmustafabirding.blogspot.com.au



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Subject: New eBook Queensland Birds
From: Jenny Spry <malurus.jenny AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 10:38:06 +1000
Hi all,

I heard about a new eBook last week (not an app) called Where to Find Birds
in Northern Queensland. It is an updated ebook version of Jo Wieneke's book
and it is really good. Ian Montgomery has done the images and you can find
the book on iTunes if you go to the books heading and search using "Ian
Montgomery".

The book is 932 pages and covers from Bowen to Mossman including the
Atherton Tableland. There are also 10 pages on the main birding sites to
the west including Lawn Hill, Karumba, Moorinya, Cumberland Dam etc. The
first 300 + pages are on where the birds are, complete with road maps. The
balance of the book is the species with Ian's photos of each species.

And the standard disclaimer, I am not involved with the book in any way, it
is just great to see Jo's wonderful book emerge in ebook format.

cheers

Jenny
http://jenniferspryausbirding.blogspot.com.au/


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Subject: FW: A few more images of the Citrine Wagtail
From: <tonyp AT bigpond.net.au>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 09:24:50 +1000
 

Thought some might like to view more images of the Citrine Wagtail currently
present at Putta Bucca Wetlands, Mudgee NSW.   These were taken yesterday
(31st August 2014).  The images are heavily cropped and were taken with
800mm.  Nevertheless a fantastic find and a great locality.

 

http://www.pbase.com/tony_palliser/citrine_wagtail

 

 

Best Regard,

Tony



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Subject: Birdline Western Australia Weekly Update
From: notifications AT eremaea.com
Date: 1 Sep 2014 07:13:37 +1000
   Birdline Western Australia

   Published sightings for the week ending 31 Aug 2014.

   Tue 26 Aug Hooded Plover Lake Warden, Esperance
   About 30 Hooded Plover at east end of late. None appear to be on
   beaches in the region.
   Greg Roberts


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Subject: Birdline Tasmania Weekly Update
From: notifications AT eremaea.com
Date: 1 Sep 2014 07:13:15 +1000
   Birdline Tasmania

   Published sightings for the week ending 31 Aug 2014.

   Sat 30 Aug Tree Martin Alum Cliffs Track (Kingston)
   One bird seen above the cliffs overlooking Taroona. Two seen in same
   area on Sunday 31st.
   Simon Grove
   Blue Petrel, Soft-plumaged Petrel, White-chinned Petrel, Salvin's
   Albatross Eaglehawk Neck Pelagic Trip
   Highlights of today's Eaglehawk Neck pelagic were one Blue Petrel, two
   White-chinned Petrels, one adult Salvin's Albatross, at least one
   Soft-plumaged Petrel and several White-headed Petrels. I will upload a
   full report onto the SOSSA website soon.
   Nikolas Haass and all on board of the Pauletta
   Mon 25 Aug Swift Parrot Taroona Park
   A few calling from flowering bluegums in park and along foreshore.
   Simon Grove
   Sun 24 Aug Little Egret Narawntapu National Park
   Single bird on tidal flats.
   Richard Ashby, Hazel Britton
   Tree Martin Narawntapu National Park
   Handful of birds hunting over the lake, very early.
   Richard Ashby, Hazel Britton
   Sat 23 Aug Wedge-tailed Eagle Bruny Island Main Road (South Island)
   2 Wedge-tailed Eagles sitting beside the road. They flew off as we
   approached; one was clutching a very dark Brush-tailed Possum.
   Kathy Costello, Val La May
   Common Diving Petrel Bruny Island Cruises Trip ex Adventure Bay
   Some only a few metres from the boat on our return trip to Adventure
   Bay.
   Kathy Costello, Val La May
   Wed 20 Aug Peregrine Falcon Hobart
   Riding in a bus near the east end of Davey Street we saw a Peregrine
   Falcon chasing a small flock of feral pigeons.
   Kathy Costello, Val La May


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Subject: Birdline Victoria Weekly Update
From: notifications AT eremaea.com
Date: 1 Sep 2014 07:13:23 +1000
   Birdline Victoria

   Published sightings for the week ending 31 Aug 2014.

   Sun 31 Aug Marsh Sandpiper Yarrawonga
   A single bird seen on a drying wetland by the Boomahnoomoonah Rd. A
   good sighting locally, waders are rare in NE Victoria. This is the
   third wader species seen in the Yarrawonga area over the late week with
   a Wood Sandpiper and Sharp-tailed Sandpipers also seen.
   Michael Ramsey
   White-winged Chough, Fan-tailed Cuckoo and Laughing Kookaburra Royal
   Park, Parkville
   An immature White-winged Chough was east of Elliot Avenue (as reported
   by Rohan Long on Thursday) close to the circular bike/walking track, a
   Fan-tailed Cuckoo was in the skink grassland above Trin Warren
   Tam-boore waterhole and a Laughing Kookaburra was in and around the
   Zoo.
   Chris Lester
   Sat 30 Aug Turquoise Parrot, Masked Owl Bunyip State Park
   Five Turquoise Parrots flushed from the borrow pit at the southern end
   of Bunyip River Road, seem to becoming more common in the area. Single
   Masked Owl of note as it was in an area extensively burnt in the Black
   Saturday fires.
   Tim Bawden
   Marsh Sandpiper Western Treatment Plant (Werribee)--T Section Ponds
   Three Marsh Sandpiper today in Pond 4. Some Sharpies, Red-necked Stint
   and Curlew Sandpipers with good colour.
   Jen Spry
   Grey-Tailed Tattler (possible) Altona Coastal Park
   Not 100% sure about my identification- bird was partially hidden behind
   rocks and quite far away. Bird was located along Racecourse Road, to
   the left of the 'bridge' above the Kororoit Creek. Would love to hear
   about any other possible IDs for this bird.
   Nick Koutoulis
   Australasian Bittern Lark Street, Altona
   In flight above my backyard, heading south then east. I am very near to
   Truganina Swamp which is likely where it came from and looks like it
   was heading towards Kororoit Creek.
   David A Richardson
   Fri 29 Aug Glossy Ibis Western Treatment Plant (Werribee)
   Single bird flying west over Borrow Pit on a very foggy morning. Large
   numbers of Black-shouldered Kites, two Brolgas in sea east of Murtcain
   Outlet. Brown Quail at Beach Rd Gate. Several reports of Blue-wings in
   Western Lagoons but they hid from us.
   Dave Torr and 4 UK visitors
   Swift Parrot Gilpin Park, Brunswick
   Following everyone else's reports, found at least 10 swift parrots in
   trees near Pearson St..
   Philip Peel
   Thu 28 Aug White-winged Chough Royal Park, Parkville
   Really odd to see this bird here, but got a clear, unmistakable view.
   Single bird flew in and perched in a medium-sized tree just east of
   where MacArthur Rd crosses the tram track. Clearly saw down-curved beak
   and white-wing detail when the bird made a preening motion. Would have
   liked to have seen if there were more choughs but I occupied and
   couldn't follow it up. (Also saw female Golden Whistler in more or less
   the same spot.)
   Rohan Long
   Swift Parrot Gilpin Park, Brunswick
   At least 10 birds close to Pearson St as previously reported.
   Pete Kyne & Micha Jackson
   Wed 27 Aug Wood Sandpiper Western Treatment Plant (Werribee)
   North side of Paradise Road near Little River estuary [East of
   quarantine area]- with Dotterels. Feeding quietly and not bothered by
   very close car. Also one Glossy Ibis and many Black-shouldered Kites
   with immature plumage.
   Mal Kidson
   Tue 26 Aug Wood Sandpiper Hicks Road Wetland (Yarrawonga)
   Tipped off by Michael Ramsey waders were at this wetland and
   photographed a Wood Sandpiper late afternoon. Two Sharp-tailed
   Sandpipers also present.
   Ros King
   Little Eagle Price Park, Viewbank
   1 bird soaring high being hassled by ravens. Also, the Noisy Friarbird
   is still present below the toilet block
   Greg Cobern
   Eastern Barn Owl Forfar Rd, Hamlyn Heights
   Was attending to maintenance around my parents home at lunch time today
   when I disturbed an Eastern barn owl from roosting low in a shrub next
   to the swimming pool. It flew out and looked at me before flying into a
   large tree two houses down the street. I will never forget this unique
   experience.
   Julian Earl
   Rose Robin Woodlands Historic Park
   Located about 300 metres from the cemetery car park amongst flowering
   wattle, near the old entrance road to the hospital.
   Richard Arnold
   Little Eagle Monash University Clayton Campus
   Noisy Miner and Magpie alarm calls alerted me to the presence of a dark
   morph Little Eagle soaring over the uni carpark at 10:40am. Also
   observed were three Little Lorikeets.
   Lewis Hiller
   Rufous Songlark Fairhope (12 km N of Bairnsdale)
   Calling in paddock. Unusually early record for the season at this
   locality.
   Felicity & Chris Healey
   Mon 25 Aug White-bellied Sea Eagle Donald Aerodrome
   White-bellied Sea Eagle sighted on ground at the Donald aerodrome at 10
   a.m. this morning. It took flight after being harassed by a pair of
   magpies only to be chased by a pair of circling Wedge-tailed Eagles.
   David and Ann Dunstan
   Sun 24 Aug Dusky Woodswallow Strathtulloh Woodland
   30 - 40 Dusky Woodswallows in Strathtulloh Woodland, in Toolern
   Regional Park, beside Toolern Creek, south of Melton. Very actively
   feeding both on the ground & in the air.
   Daryl Akers
   Fri 22 Aug Freckled Ducks Coolart
   A few Freckled Duck plus plenty of Blue-billed Ducks. Also 20 or more
   Ibis (mainly Sacred Ibis) building nests, incubating eggs,raising
   chicks and quarreling, all within 20 metres of the hide
   Philip Robinson


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Subject: Birdline North Queensland Weekly Update
From: notifications AT eremaea.com
Date: 1 Sep 2014 07:13:00 +1000
   Birdline North Queensland

   Published sightings for the week ending 31 Aug 2014.

   Sat 30 Aug Pacific Baza Woodlands Tourist Park, Atherton
   Excellent views of a single bird in the Tourist Park this morning.
   John & Christine Eichler and Janice Dunphy
   Fri 29 Aug Southern Cassowary, Grey-headed Robin Mt Hypipamee National
   Park
   Adult Southern Cassowary and chick seen in the car park area at around
   5:00 pm. A Grey-headed Robin was also seen in the same location
   (Moderator Note: Grey-headed Robin are not unusual at this location).
   Janice Dunphy and John & Christine Eichler
   Thu 28 Aug Australian Bustard Bamaga: Back track to airport military
   encampments 10 55S 142 26E 1' Cell, Queensland, AU
   1 adult. Only my second sighting in the Northern Peninsular Area (north
   of Jardine River).
   Rob Reed


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Subject: Birdline Australian Capital Territory Weekly Update
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Date: 1 Sep 2014 07:12:31 +1000
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   Published sightings for the week ending 31 Aug 2014.


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Subject: Birdline Northern Territory Weekly Update
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Date: 1 Sep 2014 07:13:06 +1000
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   Published sightings for the week ending 31 Aug 2014.


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Subject: Birdline South Australia Weekly Update
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Date: 1 Sep 2014 07:13:10 +1000
   Birdline South Australia

   Published sightings for the week ending 31 Aug 2014.

   Fri 29 Aug Gibberbird, Flock Bronzewing William Creek road.
   One Gibberbird 15km east of, and another one 55km east of Coober Pedy,
   on William Creek road. At latter site, a pair of Flock Bronzewings
   flying east along road.
   Paul Taylor and Pam Smith
   Thu 28 Aug Bourke's Parrot About 40 kms south of Marla
   A pair, flying across road.
   Paul Taylor and Pam Smith
   Tue 19 Aug Blue-winged Parrot About 18km down the Old Coorong Road,
   Coorong National Park, WA
   8 birds on the salt marsh area extremely difficult to see unless
   flushed.
   Digby & Rose Cyrus
   Mon 18 Aug Striated Fieldwren About 10km SE of Robe on Nora Creina
   Road, WA
   At least 4 birds seen, all calling.
   Digby & Rose Cyrus
   Blue-winged Parrot Little Dip Conservation Park, SE of Robe, WA
   12 birds located on the edge of the clearing of the first camp site in
   the park when coming from Robe
   Digby & Rose Cyrus
   Fri 15 Aug Chestnut-breasted Whiteface 31km north of Marla
   One bird seen, in cold and windy conditions.
   Paul Taylor and Pam Smith
   Wed 13 Aug Rock Parrot Headland Walk, West Cape Lighthouse, Innes
   National Park, WA
   Five birds located, under windy & cold conditions, on the succulants in
   the inside of the West Cape Lighthouse Headland Walking Track.
   Digby & Rose Cyrus
   Sun 10 Aug Short-tailed Grasswren Mount Ive Station
   After a bit of walking two birds located halfway up the track to the
   top of Mount Ive, great views
   Digby & Rose Cyrus
   Western Grasswren Mount Ive Station
   Easily located near the camp site on the station.
   Digby & Rose Cyrus


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Subject: Birdline Central & Southern Queensland Weekly Update
From: notifications AT eremaea.com
Date: 1 Sep 2014 07:12:37 +1000
   Birdline Central & Southern Queensland

   Published sightings for the week ending 31 Aug 2014.

   Sat 30 Aug Long Billed Corella Numinbah Valley Qld
   Barry and Jennifer Layton
   Ground Cuckooshrike Lake Clarendon
   2 feeding in paddock beside causeway, approx. 100m along from gate.
   Near gnarled old gum tree. 1100 hours.
   Jo & Matt Culican
   Fri 29 Aug Swift Parrot Gould Adams Park, Kingston
   Two birds still present. Seen well after searching for about 50 minutes
   through all the eucalpyts and lorikeets, feeding in a tall Gum-topped
   Box near the creek, to the west of the car park. Only called once.
   Sandra Galliene
   Shining flycatcher Coochin creek camp ground
   Female seen foraging in mangroves on far bank from the campground
   James Fong
   Thu 28 Aug Black breasted button quail (5) Noisy Pitta (2) Inskip Point
   Recreation Area
   Great conditions for birding this morning following the thunderstorms
   the previous afternoon. Good variety of species with the highlight
   being able to watch a quail scratch out a platelet before it became
   aware we were watching. The hotspot for the quail and pittas was toward
   the end of the walking trail on the right hand side
   Hedley and Irena Earl
   Eastern Reef Egret Humpybong Creek mouth / rock groyne
   Following up on yesterday's report, we found two birds on the rock
   groyne at the beach 'mouth' of the creek about 8:00am. Their colouring
   initially made them hard to find among the rocks but, when found, close
   observation was allowed - they were not shy at all. After 20 mins. of
   photos, etc, one flew up over the road and seemed to be heading for the
   spillway area where sighted yesterday.
   Brian & Meg Johnson
   Wed 27 Aug Eastern Reef Egret Grey morph Humpybong Creek Redcliffe
   Sighted at the spillway just downstream from the fountain. Constantly
   chasing off a Little Egret and ignored a Great Egret close by. I had a
   report of two but could only sight one.
   Vince Bugeja
   Tue 26 Aug Wedge-tailed Eagle Boonah Qld
   Two adults on nest with chick
   Wendy Dunn Lindsey Reeves
   Letter-winged Kite Brisbane, Airport, International Departures
   Report from July 16, 2014 received 26/8/14 - Having spent the night at
   Ibis, I arrived at the airport before sunrise, observing birds for an
   hour in front of International Departures. A kite passed by, on its way
   inland, first circling by the buildings and then being chased by a
   crow. Instead of the expected Black-shouldered Kite, it was a splendid
   adult Letter-winged Kite, the last raptor species I still missed in
   Australia. The main identification feature were the wide black bars
   across the underside of its inner wings (axillaries to the base of
   primaries), otherwise pure white, just a hint of dark in the very tips
   of primaries. After this stroke of luck, being rerouted from Honiara to
   Brisbane to Nadi instead of direct flight to Nadi did not feel so bad,
   after all! Could have taken a photo or two, but was too focused on
   admiring the rare sight to do that. (Moderator's Note: This report is
   from July 16 and is unconfirmed - please do be on the lookout for this
   species however note that Kedron Brook Wetlands hosts a number of
   Black-shouldered Kites.)
   Petri Hottola
   Mon 25 Aug Pheasant Coucal (2) East Mary River Rd, Conondale
   Amazing views of both coucals roadside around 4pm this afternoon. We
   have never seen this bird close up before and certainly never seen the
   brilliant feather display
   Hedley & Irena Earl
   Sun 24 Aug Masked Owl, Southern Boobook Booloumba creek Rd
   9pm last night we were pleased to finally sight a masked owl. At a
   property suggested to us we arrived at the location, played one taped
   call and the owl came in within 20 seconds. A boobook called once from
   the same location but otherwise no other owls were heard or sighted
   Hedley and Irena Earl


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Subject: Birdline New South Wales Weekly Update
From: notifications AT eremaea.com
Date: 1 Sep 2014 07:12:46 +1000
   Birdline New South Wales

   Published sightings for the week ending 31 Aug 2014.

   Sun 31 Aug Glossy Black Cockatoo, Peregrine Falcon, Rock Warbler,
   Fuscous Honeyeater Patonga and environs
   Nice views of four Glossy Black Cockatoos in casuarinas half a
   kilometre up the Great North Walk from Patonga. Distant photos
   attached. Further along the track near Warrah Trig and the adjacent
   coastal lookout (which has great views of the Lower Hawkesbury and
   Barrenjoey), we saw a single Rock Warbler (a reliable spot for this
   species) and a single Peregrine Falcon. Also saw four Fuscous
   Honeyaters, the first time I have seen this species in this area,
   probably having walked this track atleast 15 times over the last twenty
   years. Wildflowers and HE's in profusion.
   Cameron Ward, Janette Ward
   Citrine Wagtail Putta Bucca Wetlands, Mudgee
   Seen by lots of people today up to the time we left at about 1 pm.
   Seems to be in worn adult female summer plumage. The very worn wing
   coverts make the double wingbars very narrow, suggesting it migrated
   here before moulting. Interesting plumage features include: dark-spoted
   necklace between the yellow throat and white breast; mirky ear-coverts
   patch; scaly grey mantle and scapulars (dark centres graduating to
   paler edges); grey flanks but yellow thighs. It looks very comfortable
   and settled, but it does like to work a lot of the shoreline, moving
   around regularly. Noted one avid photographer who moved down from the
   banks into the shoreline habitat that the bird sometimes frequents, but
   he moved back when I asked him too. I hope others can be patient and
   put the bird's comfort before their own need to get better photos. I
   think this bird may hang around and moult if it feels comfortable. Sure
   hope so.
   David James, Brigitte Dawson, Ian McAllan and others
   Citrine Wagtail Putta Bucca Wetlands Mudgee
   Wagtail seen by 15+ observers between 8.00 and 8.30 and still showing
   well when we left. Please note there are two hides at the wetlands and
   the wagtail is seen from the one on the quarry track not the one that
   is sign posted.
   Allan Benson, Alan Morris and Mike Kuhl
   Brush Bronzewing Deep Creek Reserve, Narrabeen
   In addition to Henry Coleman's report from yesterday, I saw two Brush
   Bronzewings today and on the 2nd and the 3rd of this month I saw one in
   the same area (near the large bridge and freshwater pond)
   Jayden Walsh
   Square-tailed Kite Warden Head, Ulladulla
   A STK was seen this morning sailing along the escarpment at app 11am.
   There was possibly 2 but I didn't get a good look at the other bird
   which could have been the commoner W B Sea Eagle. This is the first
   sighting for me this season but Mike Jefferis has seen two, on seperate
   occasions, flying along the escarpment at Rennie's Beach last week.
   Bob Rusk
   Kelp Gull, Pacific Golden Plover Long Reef Aquatic Reserve
   2 Kelp Gulls sitting in with a large (200+) mixed roost of Silver Gulls
   and Crested Terns on the SE corner of the reef flat approx 7am. All the
   birds were flushed off the reef flat by some surfers crossing out to
   the end and the 2 Kelp Gulls appeared to head off south. Also one
   Pacific Golden Plover seen on the reef flat, together with 15 Sooty
   Oystercatchers, 6 Ruddy Turnstones and approx 20 Red-necked Stint.
   Tom Wilson
   Sat 30 Aug Citrine Wagtail Putta Bucca Wetlands, Mudgee
   The Citrine Wagtail was seen by a number of observers between 12:15 and
   about 1:45pm, it was flitting quickly between locations, and foraging
   in the muddy edges. I am not aware of it being seen for the following
   hour or so. Many photos much better than mine were taken. Despite the
   warning sign I almost stepped on a brown snake, so tread carefully.
   Christine D
   70 Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Great Knot, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Grey-tailed Tattler
   Yamba
   Mixed goup of waders observed 'roosting' approx 100m west of Yamba
   Tavern on flats near mangrove on banks of Clarence River. Most of the
   usual wader locations inundated by extremely high tide.
   Darryl and Gary Eggins
   White-headed Petrel, Great-winged Petrel, Buller's Albatross
   Wattamolla.Royal National Park.
   Highlights from a seawatch today from Wattamolla was a White- headed
   Petrel.about 40 Great-winged Petrels.5 Buller's Albatross including 2
   juveniles 1 Wandering type Albatross,2 Fairy Prions and 2 Brown Skuas.
   michael ronan.
   Citrine Wagtail, Plum-headed Finch, White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike, Little
   Eagle Putta Bucca Wetlands, Mudgee
   Besides the Citrine Wagtail (which showed well up to at least 3:30 pm),
   there were also 3 Plum-headed Finches around the wetland, a pair of
   White-bellied Cuckoo-shrikes (both light and dark-morph birds) and a
   Little Eagle.
   Edwin Vella, Mark Fuller et al
   Citrine Wagtail (Subject to submission to BARC) Putta Bucca Wetlands,
   Mudgee
   The Citrine Wagtail was present this morning at 7.30am in front of the
   bird hide.
   Richard Baxter (posted on Birding-Aus)
   Black-necked Stork Ellalong Lagoon, Paxton
   A female Black-necked Stork was seen today on the far side of Ellalong
   Lagoon.
   Christina Port and participents with Follow that bird
   Little Egret, Great Crested Grebe Penrith Regatta Center
   A Little Egret was hunting on the southernmost edge of the racing lake,
   near the security station end in the company of a breeding Royal
   Spoonbill. About 30 meters beyond, there were two adult Great Crested
   Grebes diving, looking for food. I've never seen the grebes in this
   close and on this very lake. They tend to be on the less people
   inhabited water bodies.
   Akos Lumnitzer
   Brush Bronzewing, Black Bittern Deep Creek Reserve, Narrabeen
   On this cool and rainy day, a Brush Bronzewing was on the pipeline
   track around midday. I haven't seen Brush Bronzewings at Deep Creek for
   years; since the area around the pipeline track was weeded, and I'd
   thought they'd left the area. Good to know there's still at least one
   around. I wonder if others have seen any more recently? Also saw a
   Black Bittern which was nice :) . A nice pair of Azure Kingfishers near
   the dog park, and a vocal female Lyrebird.
   Henry Coleman
   Australian Koel Kingsford, Sydney
   Male Australian Koel calling for a few minutes at about 10.30am. The
   first of the season. Cold, rainy, day.
   Michael Hooper
   Fri 29 Aug Swift Parrot, Black-necked Stork McPherson Rd Swamp,
   Tuggerah
   A pair of Swift Parrots were disturbed from the only flowering Swamp
   Mahogany at this site located behind the houses, and they flew past in
   front of me. Also present was the immature Black-necked Stork but
   following heavy rain, the wetland is full and the Freckled Ducks would
   appear to have departed,. Tawny Grassbirds and a Black-shouldered Kite
   were the only other significant birds present.
   Alan Morris
   Regent Honeyeater Giants Creek (Upper Hunter Valley)
   At least 4 Regents still present in flowering ironbark (spp.) along
   Giants Creek Road. Many of the smaller HE's seem to have left the site
   and there are not as many Noisy Friars (and no Red Wattlebirds now).
   Still plenty of Fuscous and Spiny-cheeks present however. Also 3
   White-winged Trillers, a family of 4 Hooded Robins and many
   White-browed Babblers.
   Mick Roderick
   Citrine Wagtail (probable) Putta Bucca Wetlands, Mudgee
   We got brief views of the wagtail that was reported yesterday.
   Unfortunately the light was failing but the bird was clearly a
   Motacilla wagtail. We will go back in the morning to try for a better
   look.
   Frank Antram with Chris Cott
   Citrine Wagtail Putta Bucca Wetlands, Mudgee
   The Citrine Wagtail found and reported yesterday by Sue Chatfield was
   present at the same location today. I arrived at 0830 but it took about
   15 minutes to get onto the bird. Kurtis and then (a pretty excited)
   John arrived soon after. The best strategy is to position one's self in
   the hide and scan the far shoreline, in particular a section on the
   right-hand side of the shoreline at the base of a fallen dead she-oak
   that is splayed out. The wag favoured this area for foraging for quite
   some time this morning. If the bird is not immediately obvious just
   wait for movement as it can disappear behind rocks and weeds. It also
   occasionally visited the muddy patch closer to the hide, as well as the
   narrow 'levy' of rocky substrate that separates the main body of water
   to the one behind (to the left of its 'favourite' spot). Twice it was
   seen to fly into dead trees, once in response to a Peregrine circling
   high above. There were numerous occasions where we lost sight of the
   bird but it wasn't long before it reappeared, so be patient. I
   understand that it was seen late this afternoon by a local birder and I
   would imagine that there will be plenty of people there over the
   weekend (a scope is advisable for scanning the far shore but you may
   get away without one over the weekend).
   Mick Roderick, Kurtis Lindsay and John Weigel
   Rufous Whistler Kooloonbung Creek Nature Park
   A single male Rufous Whistler was seen at 1:35pm on the Western side of
   the park just north of the Guide Hall.
   Ian Kerr
   Red-rumped Parrot and Glossy Black-Cockatoos (4) Oatlands NSW and
   Tascott NSW
   An interesting day - I saw 2 Red-rumped Parrots feeding at Oatlands NSW
   (photo included - you may need to zoom in to top right as it was taken
   by phone of bird in flight). Later this afternoon - 4 Glossy
   Black-Cockatoos in my garden at Tascott feeding - just departed at
   dusk. I have noticed a regular pattern with the Glossy Black-Cockatoos
   in recent years - they spend a lot of time feeding in the area from
   late August to end October and return to feed in March and April - we
   see them in Summer too but they only pass occasionally and tend not to
   feed for long periods as they do in the aforementioned months.
   Andrew Whitaker
   Baillon's Crake Fivebough Wetlands Leeton
   A single bird clearly seen this morning along with 4 Spotted Crake.
   Spotless Crake were calling in the cumbungi but not showing. This is
   the first Baillon's seen this season - the first last year wasn't
   recorded until 21 September! Also a male Musk Duck was displaying in
   the settling ponds.
   Max O'Sullivan
   Emu Dunheved Golf Course, St Marys
   Good numbers of Olive-backed Orioles and Australasian Figbirds were
   feeding on privet berries, along with small flocks of Silvereyes. An
   Emu was also feeding on the berries and had been present for some time
   judging by the amount of berry-laden scat present. Probably an escapee
   from the captive group on a nearby housing development. I'm not sure
   what the status of these remaining individuals is, a starting point for
   a wild population of Sydney?
   Mark Fuller
   Topknot Pigeon Pelican Flat
   Topknot Pigeons feeding in cabbage palms along Soldiers Road
   bill boyd
   White-headed Pigeon Belmont Central
   White-headed Pigeon feeding in camphor laurels opposite Belmont TAFE in
   old school grounds
   bill boyd
   Pacific Baza Terrys Creek Parklands
   Vimiera Park Also in adjoining residential trees of tall eucalypts
   Vimiera Road & Essex Street. Found regularly here the whole month of
   August this year.
   Irene Timmins
   Thu 28 Aug Citrine Wagtail (Subject to submission to BARC) Putta Bucca
   Wetlands, Mudgee
   A single Citrine Wagtail was sighted this morning walking along the
   shoreline in front of the reed bed near the first bird hide (near the
   truck). It was seen twice and then lost to view. On checking form the
   other side it was not to be seen. A pair of Red-kneed Dotterels had
   been chasing a pair of Black-fronted Dotterels in the same area.
   Pink-eared and Pacific Black Ducks, Grey and Chestnut Teal and
   Australian Shovelers were on the water. [Moderator's note (NH):
   Sightings of Citrine Wagtail should be submitted to BARC. So far only
   three Citrine Wagtails have been accepted by BARC: Botany Bay, NSW,
   1962; Goolwa, SA, 1987; Christmas Island, 2009.]
   Sue Chatfield
   Red-necked Avocet Lake Rd, Tuggerah Lake, Central Coast
   Around 40 Red-necked Avocets end lake rd
   luke ullrich
   Wed 27 Aug Regent Bowerbird Caniaba, Lismore NSW
   Regent Bowerbird an altitudinal nomad, left this week for highland
   forest having arrived in May. Note the yellow eye of the imm. male,
   which differs from the dark (brown) eye of the female.
   paul griffin
   Wandering Albatross and thousands of Fluttering-type Shearwaters North
   Head, Sydney
   One Wandering Albatross, 6 Shy & ~15 Black-browed Albatross plus many
   thousands of Fluttering-type Shearwaters [Moderator's note (NH):
   According to Ivan's description they were likely Fluttering
   Shearwaters. However, due to the current preponderance of Hutton's
   Shearwaters in the area, I was hesitant regarding the identification on
   species level.]
   Ivan Chapman
   White-headed Pigeon Turramurra station
   Two White-headed Pigeons on power lines at north end of station approx
   7am
   Tom Wilson
   Mon 25 Aug Pacific Baza Korora
   Adult bird, flew around various trees in garden emerged landed on
   Frangipani with a small green tree frog in its beak. Then using its
   claws held it and consumed it. It hung around for about 30 minutes.
   Rod B-King
   Sun 24 Aug White-headed Pigeon, Brown Cuckoo-dove Epping
   At least 50 White-headed Pigeons flew low overhead at the corner of
   Derby& Somerset St. 8 came down to perch on powerlines and at least 25
   roosted on the corner of Sutherland Rd on the other side of the M2. The
   rest kept flying. Several Brown Cuckoo-doves also feeding in Privet at
   the same site and a further 9 seen at Sutherland Rd.
   Jenny & Rod Stiles
   Noisy Pitta, White-eared Monarch Iluka Nature Reserve
   One Noisy Pitta heard calling during day. This was the only one heard
   in Reserve over three days possibly due to wet weather or possibly
   others had returned to their breeding areas. One White-eared Monarch
   heard calling briefly.
   Greg Clancy
   Swift Parrot St Clair
   Saw 2 Swift Parrots, with several other similar sized birds hiding from
   view, feeding in a gumtree around 2pm. Stayed for well over 30 minutes
   before taking off. One adult and one that looked juvenile in
   appearance.
   Johan Olsson
   Sat 23 Aug Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove Iluka Nature Reserve
   One Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove heard calling briefly during break in rain.
   Greg Clancy
   Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross (BARC submission in prep), White-headed
   Petrel Offshore--Wollongong pelagic
   Highlights of the Saturday pelagic were: 1 Atlantic Yellow-nosed
   Albatross (BARC submission in prep), 2 White-headed Petrels and 15-20
   Pygmy Killer Whales. Attached photos by Duade Paton. A detailed trip
   report will be posted on the SOSSA website soon.
   Nikolas Haass and all on the Sandra K
   Fri 22 Aug Noisy Pitta Bundjalung National Park--Woody Head
   Noisy Pitta heard calling at night, also at night on 23 August. One
   observed flying across Woody Head access road on 25 August.
   Greg Clancy
   Square-tailed Kite Ananngrove NSW
   A single adult Square-tailed Kite hunting by circling along the trees
   along the ridge of Shoplands Road. Almost becoming 'common' here this
   year.
   Darryl Smedley


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Subject: Birdline Australia Weekly Update
From: notifications AT eremaea.com
Date: 1 Sep 2014 07:12:22 +1000
   Birdline Australia

   Published sightings for the week ending 31 Aug 2014.

   Thu 28 Aug Citrine Wagtail (Subject to submission to BARC) Putta Bucca
   Wetlands, Mudgee
   A single Citrine Wagtail was sighted this morning walking along the
   shoreline in front of the reed bed near the first bird hide (near the
   truck). It was seen twice and then lost to view. On checking form the
   other side it was not to be seen. A pair of Red-kneed Dotterels had
   been chasing a pair of Black-fronted Dotterels in the same area.
   Pink-eared and Pacific Black Ducks, Grey and Chestnut Teal and
   Australian Shovelers were on the water. [Moderator's note (NH):
   Sightings of Citrine Wagtail should be submitted to BARC. So far only
   three Citrine Wagtails have been accepted by BARC: Botany Bay, NSW,
   1962; Goolwa, SA, 1987; Christmas Island, 2009.]
   Sue Chatfield
   Sat 23 Aug Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross (BARC submission in prep),
   White-headed Petrel Offshore--Wollongong pelagic
   Highlights of the Saturday pelagic were: 1 Atlantic Yellow-nosed
   Albatross (BARC submission in prep), 2 White-headed Petrels and 15-20
   Pygmy Killer Whales. Attached photos by Duade Paton. A detailed trip
   report will be posted on the SOSSA website soon.
   Nikolas Haass and all on the Sandra K


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Subject: Birdpedia - Australia - Weekly Digest
From: "Birdpedia - Australia Info" <info AT birdpedia.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:05:06 +0930
The following is a digest of Sightings Reported on Birdpedia for the period 
Monday, August 25, 2014 to Sunday, August 31, 2014: 


Area: SA

Date: Friday, August 29, 2014

Location: Belair National Park

Musk Lorikeet (Glossopsitta concinna) (1) Many of these very active in the 
Park. Pictures attached. 


Reported by: Gordon Pateman on Friday, August 29, 2014

---------------------------------------------

Date: Friday, August 29, 2014

Location: Kangaroo Island

Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa) (300) single concentrated flock at Duck 
Lagoon, Kangaroo Island, 26 August 2014; population had increased from 15 at 
this locality in early August 2014 and 220 on 12 August 2014; birds were mostly 
roosting on emergent fallen logs and branches throughout the day (logs and 
branches were dead, grey coloured and served as a useful camourflaging medium 
for resting birds); several males with trace of red at base of bill; ratio of 
males to females about 50:50. 


Bassian Thrush (Zoothera lunulata) (2) Irregular visits to forage for 
invertebrates in riverside lawn of a small inhabited cabin in deep forested 
wilderness of Demole River East Branch, Kangaroo Island, August 2014. 


Australasian Shoveler (Anas rhynchotis) (160) on floodwater swamps in paddocks 
at E end of Rush Lagoon, Kangaroo Island, 24 August 2014; two large flocks 
comprised bright breeding plumaged males and females at ratio of about 50:50. 


Australian Hobby (Falco longipennis) (1) flew low along foreshore of Vivonne 
Bay subdivision, Kangaroo Island, 10 August 2014. 


Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) (16) substantial gathering for this 
locality; along with 2 x Pied Cormorants, resting on sandy shore of Eleanor 
River mouth, Vivonne Bay, Kangaroo Island, 10 August 2014. 


Red-browed Finch (Neochmia temporalis) (16) single flock feeding in short green 
winter grass on flats at Duck Lagoon, Kangaroo island, 10 August 2014. 


Little Corella (Cacatua sanguinea) (100+) tight feeding flock on ground in 
dis-used Emu Bay camp ground, digging up corms of Thread Iris (Gynandriris 
setifolia) with bills (faces black with mud), Kangaroo island, 4 August 2014; 
and again, similar number feeding with several Galahs, 24 August 2014. 


Red-necked Avocet (Recurvirostra novaehollandiae) (107) believed to be the 
largest flock recorded on Kangaroo Island; swimming (feeding) with Banded 
Stilts on saline Wisanger Lagoon, Kangaroo Island, 14 August 2014. 


Banded Stilt (Cladorhynchus leucocephalus) (c1000) swimming (feeding) with 
red-necked Avocets, widely dispersed across saline Wisanger Lagoon, Kangaroo 
Island, 14 August 2014 


Little Wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera) (6) feeding (and vocal) in 
flowering ornamental eucalypts at KI Wildlife Park (c 2km W of Parndana), 
Kangaroo Island, 25 August 2014; this species has suffered from large-scale 
clearance of stringybark/Banksia scrub across the central plateau for Soldier 
Settlement farming, mostly between 1948-60; occurs in small patchy pockets 
nowadays and a small population is known to exist in roadside 
stringbark/banksia scrub alongside Playford Highway just W of the wildlife 
park. 


Reported by: Chris Baxter on Friday, August 29, 2014

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Date: Sunday, August 31, 2014

Location: Belair National Park  Playford Lake

Little Black Cormorant (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris) (3) little black cormorant

Reported by: Heather Connolly on Sunday, August 31, 2014

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Subject: Eastern Yellow Robin and a small skink
From: Sophie Honeyman <sophie.honeyman AT optusnet.com.au>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:37:23 +1000
Hi Sonja

HANZAB does have several references for Eastern Yellow Robins taking lizards 
and skinks specifically. Ford categorised them as 'occasionally eaten'. 


No references for crayfish though!

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Subject: Mudgee
From: Peter Morgan <nagrompr AT bigpond.com>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:02:21 +1000
At about 7.50am, Mrs Morgan got bird number 600. Citrine Wagtail. About 598/599 
for me. Son John and grandson Tim with us. 

Bird still around when we left at 9.00am.

Peter and Bev Morgan

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Subject: Striated Grass-wren, Red-lored Whistler, Orange Chat & Black-eared Miner
From: "Martin Woodward" <mallee28 AT impulse.net.au>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 07:35:11 +1000
Hi Everyone,

My son and I are planning a trip to NW Victoria over the next few weeks to
look for some Mallee bird species we are yet to see including Striated
Grass-wren, Red-lored Whistler, Orange Chat and Black-eared Miner.
We'll probably stay at Pink Lakes National Park and are only able to access
2WD tracks in our Ford Territory.

If anyone can give us some pointers to find these bird species we'd be most
appreciative.

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Subject: Fwd: Visiting Birdsville/Strzelecki Track
From: Russell Woodford <rdwoodford AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:37:02 +1000
Please direct all replies to the hotmail address below

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: eagleowl22 
Date: 30 August 2014 15:41
Subject: Visiting Birdsville/Strzelecki Track
To: birding-aus-owner AT birding-aus.org


Hi,

I'm a Dutch birder who is currently birding Australia with a Working
Holiday Visa. I'm traveling about in  2 wheel drive car, so I won't be able
to visit Birdsville and the Strzelecki Track, amongs others.

I'm currently in Albany but I want to travel towards Adelaide in a week or
less.

Does anyone has plans to go there or think it will be time to do this,
please let me know!

You can reach me by phone: 0467573409
Or maybe better by mail: eagleowl22 AT hotmail.com

Hoping for some positive answers,

Best regards,

Pieter de Groot Boersma




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Subject: New blog posts
From: "Greg and Val Clancy" <gclancy AT tpg.com.au>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:29:49 +1000
Hi all,

I have recently published two new posts on my blog being ‘Bird banding on 
Susan Island 21-22 June and 26-28 July 2014’ and ‘More photos from the July 
Susan Island banding’. If interested my blog address is: 

 http://gregswildliferamblings.blogspot.com.au/



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Subject: Fwd: [OB] World Shorebirds Day, 6 September
From: Carl Clifford <carlsclifford AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:28:55 +1000
Some on the list may be interested in participating in this count.

Carl clifford


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> From: "gyorgy.szimuly AT me.com [orientalbirding]" 
 

> Date: 30 August 2014 9:40:27 AEST
> To: 
> Subject: [OB] World Shorebirds Day, 6 September
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> 
> Dear Birdwatchers,
> 
> 
> 
> You might have heard about the World Shorebirds Day to be held on 6 
September, 2014 for the first time. One of the key programs of this special day 
is the Global Shorebird Counting, which is a public awareness initiative. I ask 
all birders in the Oriental region, or anywhere else, to take part in the 
counting in any areas where shorebirds occur. Don't worry, if there are no huge 
number of shorebirds in your area. We don't ask money to help. We just ask to 
go out birding, what every birdwatcher love to do anyway. 

> 
> 
> 
> Please consider supporting this initiative and register your location on our 
website. By registering a location you can be a part of a draw to win a 
fantastic bird book package worth about £150. 

> 
> 
> 
> Registration of the location and more details about the Global Shorebird 
Counting Program can be found here: http://goo.gl/jNW1VG 

> 
> 
> 
> The map with more than 340 already registered locations can be viewed here: 
http://goo.gl/ICpB7X 

> 
> 
> 
> Thanks for your time and please help us to reach our goal of having a 
thousand locations registered by 6th of September 2014. 

> 
> 
> 
> Best wishes, Szimi
> 
> _
> 
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> 
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Subject: Fw: Little Corellas at play
From: "Bob" <bobadawson AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:55:23 +1000
When I was in Perth last December I went looking for the Franklin’s Gull at 
Alfred’s Cove on the Swan River. The temperature was somewhere about 38-40 
degrees and the Little Corellas were mostly just sitting in the shade of the 
trees trying to keep cool. a number of them were lying sprawled out flat on 
their backs with their wings spread out, most just panting but several of them 
had sticks that they appeared to be playing with. They were rolling them in 
their feet and passing them from foot to foot or foot to beak and back again. 
If people got too close to them they would get up and move away often taking 
the stick with them. One that dropped its stick went back after the people went 
passed and went back to playing with the stick. 


A bit anthropomorphic but the thought that came to mind was “I am bored but 
it’s too hot to do anything else!” 


Bob

From: brian fleming 
Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2014 9:57 AM
To: birding-aus AT birding-aus.org 
Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Little Corellas at play

On 29/08/2014 8:41 PM, brian fleming wrote:
> At Banyule Flats Reserve (Heidelberg, Vic) this morning, there was a 
> big flock of Little Corellas feeding on the mown grass round the oval 
> - meaning at least 200 birds. I did try to count them but many were 
> out of sight behind oval banks etc. Most were feeding. I was able to 
> drive the car pretty close to get photos.
>
>   One bird caught my eye by apparently turning a somersault and ending 
> up lying on its back. Another bird, presumably its mate, came up close 
> and bird A got right way up. Bird B nibbled at Bird A's breast - this 
> looked affectionate. They would feed for a little, then Bird B would 
> sneak up alongside or behind Bird A and bite at A's leg, sometimes 
> turning it over or onto its side. This happened repeatedly - 
> frequently ending up with both birds flapping while apparently on 
> their heads in the grass. It looked like wrestling, with the birds 
> holding each others' feet in their beaks.Bird A didn't seem to mind 
> B's activities - made no attempt to fly away.  Their antics were 
> really very funny, and I wish I had remembered  that my camera will in 
> fact take a short movie (until its battery dies). Still photos don't 
> really convey the effect. My impression was that this was definitely 
> play. At one point B seemed to try to mount A, but A side-stepped with 
> agility. This went on for several minutes, but unfortunately a dog put 
> the whole flock to noisy flight and they settled on power lines and 
> nearby trees.  And once on the power-line, I strongly suspect that 
> Bird B was the one showing off by alternately hanging upside-down by 
> one foot, and then hanging by its beak alone.  None of the other 
> Corellas in sight was indulging in these antics; they stuck to feeding.
>   I shall put up a few of the photos on the Birdline Photo Gallery in 
> the next few days.
>
>   Another bird, apparently solo, found a discarded small empty plastic 
> bottle of a coffee drink, and spent a lot of time trying to chew it, 
> often from the neck, and otherwise playing football with it.  I think 
> this was play too, though not social.
>
> Anthea Fleming
      I forgot to mention that several birds in the Little Corella flock 
were picking up large fallen twigs and pieces of bark and carrying them 
in their beaks as they walked about. Some birds tried to grab the twigs 
from others, resulting in short tug-of-war episodes.

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Subject: Aussie Bittern over Altona, VIC
From: David Richardson <albatrossvaldez AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:47:49 +1000
Hi folks,
I was just out in the backyard and glanced upwards and was surprised to see
an Australasian Bittern flying over me. I live in Altona, Victoria, close
to Truganina Swamp.

The bittern circled and gained height then flew off to the south, then
seemed to turn east. I bet it will be touching down at Kororoit creek
somewhere close to the ford.

Any birders in that area keep an eye out this evening.
Time it flew over my yard was 17:40 hrs.

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Subject: Southport Qld - special trip this Sunday 31st August now
From: robert morris <robert_p_morris AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:18:53 +1000
All

I was just chatting to Paul - conditions look perfect for tomorrow and 1 spot 
has become available. Give me a call if you'd like last spot ($100). 0488 
667867 


Paul is not on 'email' today thanks 

Rob 

Sent from my iPad

> On 26 Aug 2014, at 9:23, "robert morris"  wrote:
> 
> Guys
> 
> Paul has confirmed that we will be going out on Sunday from Southport.
> 
> If you've booked a spot, Paul will be in touch tomorrow with details.
> 
> There are probably one or two spots left - so if you're keen let Paul know.
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Rob
> 
> Sent from my iPad
> 
>> On 25 Aug 2014, at 18:15, "robert morris"  
wrote: 

>> 
>> All,
>> 
>> Our skipper Craig has agreed to put on a special trip this Sunday once the 
sea has died down a bit from the east coast low that's going to hit the coast 
all week. 

>> 
>> Paul Walbridge is currently travelling, but will be back on line soon. 
Please let Paul and I know if you'd like a place on Sunday as spaces will go 
quickly. 

>> 
>> 2 years ago a similar low brought 5 species of albatross including 
Light-mantled Sooties and a white-headed Petrel. 8 days ago SE winds brought us 
3 species of albatross including a Light-mantled Sooty and a white-headed 
Petrel. 

>> 
>> Whilst there are no guarantees, the weather patterns would suggest we'll see 
some good birds. 

>> 
>> The go-ahead of the trip will be subject to Paul's approval but please book 
early to avoid disappointment. 

>> 
>> Rob Morris
>> 
>> Sent from my iPad
>> 
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Subject: Re: Little Corellas at play
From: brian fleming <flambeau AT labyrinth.net.au>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:57:07 +1000
On 29/08/2014 8:41 PM, brian fleming wrote:
> At Banyule Flats Reserve (Heidelberg, Vic) this morning, there was a 
> big flock of Little Corellas feeding on the mown grass round the oval 
> - meaning at least 200 birds. I did try to count them but many were 
> out of sight behind oval banks etc. Most were feeding. I was able to 
> drive the car pretty close to get photos.
>
>   One bird caught my eye by apparently turning a somersault and ending 
> up lying on its back. Another bird, presumably its mate, came up close 
> and bird A got right way up. Bird B nibbled at Bird A's breast - this 
> looked affectionate. They would feed for a little, then Bird B would 
> sneak up alongside or behind Bird A and bite at A's leg, sometimes 
> turning it over or onto its side. This happened repeatedly - 
> frequently ending up with both birds flapping while apparently on 
> their heads in the grass. It looked like wrestling, with the birds 
> holding each others' feet in their beaks.Bird A didn't seem to mind 
> B's activities - made no attempt to fly away.  Their antics were 
> really very funny, and I wish I had remembered  that my camera will in 
> fact take a short movie (until its battery dies). Still photos don't 
> really convey the effect. My impression was that this was definitely 
> play. At one point B seemed to try to mount A, but A side-stepped with 
> agility. This went on for several minutes, but unfortunately a dog put 
> the whole flock to noisy flight and they settled on power lines and 
> nearby trees.  And once on the power-line, I strongly suspect that 
> Bird B was the one showing off by alternately hanging upside-down by 
> one foot, and then hanging by its beak alone.  None of the other 
> Corellas in sight was indulging in these antics; they stuck to feeding.
>   I shall put up a few of the photos on the Birdline Photo Gallery in 
> the next few days.
>
>   Another bird, apparently solo, found a discarded small empty plastic 
> bottle of a coffee drink, and spent a lot of time trying to chew it, 
> often from the neck, and otherwise playing football with it.  I think 
> this was play too, though not social.
>
> Anthea Fleming
      I forgot to mention that several birds in the Little Corella flock 
were picking up large fallen twigs and pieces of bark and carrying them 
in their beaks as they walked about. Some birds tried to grab the twigs 
from others, resulting in short tug-of-war episodes.

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Subject: Saturday Citrine update
From: Richard Baxter via Birding-Aus <birding-aus AT birding-aus.org>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:03:46 +1000
The Citrine Wagtail was present this morning at 7.30am in front of the bird 
hide. 


Cheers
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Subject: Forest raven = corvus australis?
From: "Cas Liber" <casliber AT bigpond.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:39:05 +1000
Here's an amusing taxonomic quandary...

In 1781, Latham writes of "south-seas raven" based on specimen collected
from Cook's 3rd voyage - he reports it's from the friendly isles (Tonga)
Gmelin gives it the name Corvus australis in 1788.
Gould adopts the name in his 1865 handbook
Matthews says name is preoccupied and drops it
Stresemann in 1950 researches specimens collected on Cook's 3rd voyage and
opines that the specimen was collected in Adventure Bay (Tasmania)

...sooo......should the correct name of the forest raven be Corvus australis
Gmelin?

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Subject: NSW Twitchathon
From: Robert Mcdonald <spinifex AT y7mail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:20:29 -0700
Hi all just a follow up, we are still looking for a 3rd person to join 
our team. We will be doing it all by foot over the 2 days at a very slow
 jog pace, what is required is the ability to jog for a long time but 
the speed does not matter and also the birding ability would be a bonus 
but not necessary. if you want to know any more details just send me a 
message. 
 
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Subject: Re: Citrine Wagtail Mudgee NSW
From: Mick Roderick <mickhhb AT yahoo.com.au>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 02:50:23 -0700
Hi all,

I have put a detailed description of where to focus efforts in looking for the 
bird on NSW Birdline (it will hopefully be posted soon). It seems to have 
favourite patches where it forages but I do not think it ever left the 
immediate pond in front of the hide during the 3 hours I was there this 
morning. As I have said in the report, it can 'disappear' for a while but then 
it will reappear - be patient (and take a scope if you can). 


Congratulations to Sue Chatfield for the remarkable find and for posting the 
sighting so quickly. 


I checked in on the Giants Creek Regent HE's on the way home and there are 
still 4 birds present feeding in 2, maybe 3 species of ironbarks (I can't work 
it out!). 


It's not every day you get to see a Citrine Wagtail and Regent Honeyeaters ;-)

Mick  


On Friday, 29 August 2014 10:41 AM, Richard Baxter via Birding-Aus 
 wrote: 

  


Hello all,
 A Citrine Wagtail was photographed near Mudgee yesterday and ID was confirmed 
by Mick Roderick this morning. 


Location details are on Eremea.

Got to dash ....

Cheers 
Richard 

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Subject: Little Corellas at play
From: brian fleming <flambeau AT labyrinth.net.au>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:41:43 +1000
At Banyule Flats Reserve (Heidelberg, Vic) this morning, there was a big 
flock of Little Corellas feeding on the mown grass round the oval - 
meaning at least 200 birds. I did try to count them but many were out of 
sight behind oval banks etc. Most were feeding. I was able to drive the 
car pretty close to get photos.

   One bird caught my eye by apparently turning a somersault and ending 
up lying on its back. Another bird, presumably its mate, came up close 
and bird A got right way up. Bird B nibbled at Bird A's breast - this 
looked affectionate. They would feed for a little, then Bird B would 
sneak up alongside or behind Bird A and bite at A's leg, sometimes 
turning it over or onto its side. This happened repeatedly - frequently 
ending up with both birds flapping while apparently on their heads in 
the grass. It looked like wrestling, with the birds holding each others' 
feet in their beaks.Bird A didn't seem to mind B's activities - made no 
attempt to fly away.  Their antics were really very funny, and I wish I 
had remembered  that my camera will in fact take a short movie (until 
its battery dies). Still photos don't really convey the effect. My 
impression was that this was definitely play. At one point B seemed to 
try to mount A, but A side-stepped with agility. This went on for 
several minutes, but unfortunately a dog put the whole flock to noisy 
flight and they settled on power lines and nearby trees.  And once on 
the power-line, I strongly suspect that Bird B was the one showing off 
by alternately hanging upside-down by one foot, and then hanging by its 
beak alone.  None of the other Corellas in sight was indulging in these 
antics; they stuck to feeding.
   I shall put up a few of the photos on the Birdline Photo Gallery in 
the next few days.

   Another bird, apparently solo, found a discarded small empty plastic 
bottle of a coffee drink, and spent a lot of time trying to chew it, 
often from the neck, and otherwise playing football with it.  I think 
this was play too, though not social.

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Subject: Citrine Wagtail
From: David Hair <davidhair50 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:19:25 +1000
Hi, All.
Any further news on the Citrine Wagtail at Mudgee?

Regards,
Dave Hair.

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Subject: RFI: Birding in Nepal
From: Chris Sanderson <chris.sanderson AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:52:16 +0800
Hi all,

I'm tentatively thinking about birding in Nepal in October or November this
year.  I'd be with someone who wants to prioritise hiking/trekking but who
is not averse to wildlife watching also.

Can anyone offer advice on local bird guides who could be hired for a trek
or a couple of days at specific birding locations?

Cheers,
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Subject: Re: Gloucester Birding
From: Michael Tarburton <tarburton.m AT optusnet.com.au>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:42:06 +1000
Thanks for that news Penny - encouraging stuff.

Here is hoping that more than the birds will benefit from the rain.

Cheers


Mike


On 28/08/2014, at 11:48 AM, PennyDB wrote:

> Dear all,
>
> The rain has arrived at last, after a dreadfully dry 6 months. My  
> patch of Gloucester has had 127ml to date and more appears on the  
> way.   The rivers are running high and paddocks flooded.
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Subject: Re: Eastern Yellow Robin and a small skink
From: Sonja Ross <sonja.ross7 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:58:06 +1000
Thanks, Martin. That's interesting about the Crayfish at Tarra Bulga too. It 
seems that we can still learn about even our relatively common birds. 


Sonja


On 29/08/2014, at 10:31 AM, Martin.OBrien AT depi.vic.gov.au wrote:

> Sonja, I too have observed this some years ago, so yes probably typical 
> behaviour (though maybe not regularly observed).
> 
> Interestingly I've recently seen EYRs take small burrowing (Engaeus spp.) 
> crayfish (at Tarra Bulga National Park in the Strzeleckis).  When I spoke 
> to a crayfish expert colleague he mentioned that this had not been 
> recorded before (bush birds as predators of native crays) and encouraged 
> me to post a note into Victorian Naturalist or equivalent (to do).
> 
> EYRs seem to be opportunistic feeders I think.
> 
> cheers, Martin O'Brien
> Melbourne
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Subject: Eastern Yellow Robin and a small skink
From: Martin.OBrien AT depi.vic.gov.au
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:31:52 +1000
Sonja, I too have observed this some years ago, so yes probably typical 
behaviour (though maybe not regularly observed).

Interestingly I've recently seen EYRs take small burrowing (Engaeus spp.) 
crayfish (at Tarra Bulga National Park in the Strzeleckis).  When I spoke 
to a crayfish expert colleague he mentioned that this had not been 
recorded before (bush birds as predators of native crays) and encouraged 
me to post a note into Victorian Naturalist or equivalent (to do).

EYRs seem to be opportunistic feeders I think.

cheers, Martin O'Brien
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Subject: RFI Victor Harbor
From: "Helga Kieskamp" <hkieskamp AT adam.com.au>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:38:11 +0930
Hi everyone,

We have some time tomorrow to look for a few birds around Victor Harbor. Has 
anyone seen anything interesting around there lately? Some Black-chinned 
Honeyeaters maybe? Crested Shrike-tit? Eastern Reef Egret? 

Thanks heaps and sorry for the late notice,
Peter Waanders and Helga Kieskamp


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Subject: Citrine Wagtail Mudgee NSW
From: Richard Baxter via Birding-Aus <birding-aus AT birding-aus.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:02:39 +1000
Hello all,
 A Citrine Wagtail was photographed near Mudgee yesterday and ID was confirmed 
by Mick Roderick this morning. 


Location details are on Eremea.

Got to dash ....

Cheers 
Richard 

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Subject: Re: PK landscape
From: Peter Shute <pshute AT nuw.org.au>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:25:29 +1000
Do you mean on a PC, Greg? Are they photos taken with an iphone? If so, that's 
due to browsers not understanding the orientation settings inserted by the 
phone. 


Peter Shute

Sent from my iPad

> On 29 Aug 2014, at 4:18 am, "Greg and Val Clancy"  wrote:
> 
> While on the subject of portrait photos displaying as landscape I have the 
> same problem with my blog.  I can't find any way of changing the settings. 
> Any clues out there?
> 
> Greg
> 
> -----Original Message----- 
> From: Bill Stent
> Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2014 7:57 PM
> To: Carol Probets
> Cc: 
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] PK landscape
> 
> Ah, yes. In some views it flips, but not others.
> 
> You can see how familiar I am with it!
> 
>> On 28/08/2014, at 7:32 PM, Carol Probets  wrote:
>> 
>> That's strange, it goes to landscape for me on iOS (iPhone). Or rather, 
>> the individual bird pages do (the field guide pages are portrait/vertical 
>> only).
>> 
>> Carol
> 
> 
> 
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Subject: Re: PK landscape
From: "Greg and Val Clancy" <gclancy AT tpg.com.au>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:44:16 +1000
While on the subject of portrait photos displaying as landscape I have the 
same problem with my blog.  I can't find any way of changing the settings. 
Any clues out there?

Greg

-----Original Message----- 
From: Bill Stent
Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2014 7:57 PM
To: Carol Probets
Cc: 
Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] PK landscape

Ah, yes. In some views it flips, but not others.

You can see how familiar I am with it!

On 28/08/2014, at 7:32 PM, Carol Probets  wrote:

> That's strange, it goes to landscape for me on iOS (iPhone). Or rather, 
> the individual bird pages do (the field guide pages are portrait/vertical 
> only).
>
> Carol
>
>
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Subject: Eastern Yellow Robin and a small skink
From: Sonja Ross <sonja.ross7 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:58:23 +1000
I was out walking this afternoon on a beautiful sunny Melbourne winter's day 
with lots of bird activity. I saw a pair of Eastern Yellow Robins and at one 
stage, one of them flew to the ground and started killing a small skink which 
it then flew off with. Is this usual Yellow Robin food does anyone know? 


Thanks for any information - Sonja


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Subject: Re: PK landscape
From: Carl Clifford <carlsclifford AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:47:00 +1000
I am using an iPad. I guess that Gibbons thought that being a field guide, 
customers would prefer the format to be more like a book. All the other bird 
guide apps that I have on my iPad let you use it in ether view. 


Carl Clifford

> On 28 Aug 2014, at 19:32, Carol Probets  wrote:
> 
> That's strange, it goes to landscape for me on iOS (iPhone). Or rather, the 
individual bird pages do (the field guide pages are portrait/vertical only). 

> 
> Carol
> 
> 
> At 3:20 PM +1000 28/8/14, Carl Clifford wrote:
>> Ta Bill. It must be an iOS glitch.
>> 
>> Carl
>> 
>>> On 28 Aug 2014, at 15:13, Bill Stent  wrote:
>>> 
>>> I've had the same experience with my iOS version.
>>> 
>>> Bill
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 1:48 PM, Carl Clifford  
wrote: 

>>>> I am using iOS. The title page open in landscape, but it then changes to 
portrait. Must be an iOS code thing. I have come across other iOS apps that 
refuse to go into landscape. 

>>>> 
>>>>> On 28 Aug 2014, at 13:32, Dave Torr  wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> Works fine on my Android tablet - just rotate the tablet and it adjusts 
automatically. What are you using? 

>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>>> On 28 August 2014 12:23, Carl Clifford  wrote:
>>>>>> Does anyone know if one can persuade the Pizzey & Knight app to go into 
landscape view? 

>>>>>> 
>>>>>> TIA
>>>>>> 
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>>>>>> 
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Subject: Re: PK landscape
From: Bill Stent <billstent AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:57:46 +1000
Ah, yes. In some views it flips, but not others.

You can see how familiar I am with it!

On 28/08/2014, at 7:32 PM, Carol Probets  wrote:

> That's strange, it goes to landscape for me on iOS (iPhone). Or rather, the 
individual bird pages do (the field guide pages are portrait/vertical only). 

> 
> Carol
> 
> 
> At 3:20 PM +1000 28/8/14, Carl Clifford wrote:
>> Ta Bill. It must be an iOS glitch.
>> 
>> Carl
>> 
>>> On 28 Aug 2014, at 15:13, Bill Stent  wrote:
>>> 
>>> I've had the same experience with my iOS version.
>>> 
>>> Bill
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 1:48 PM, Carl Clifford  
wrote: 

>>>> I am using iOS. The title page open in landscape, but it then changes to 
portrait. Must be an iOS code thing. I have come across other iOS apps that 
refuse to go into landscape. 

>>>> 
>>>>> On 28 Aug 2014, at 13:32, Dave Torr  wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> Works fine on my Android tablet - just rotate the tablet and it adjusts 
automatically. What are you using? 

>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>>> On 28 August 2014 12:23, Carl Clifford  wrote:
>>>>>> Does anyone know if one can persuade the Pizzey & Knight app to go into 
landscape view? 

>>>>>> 
>>>>>> TIA
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Carl Clifford
>>>>>> 
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Subject: Re: PK landscape
From: Carol Probets <origma AT westnet.com.au>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:32:57 +1000
That's strange, it goes to landscape for me on iOS (iPhone). Or 
rather, the individual bird pages do (the field guide pages are 
portrait/vertical only).

Carol


At 3:20 PM +1000 28/8/14, Carl Clifford wrote:
>Ta Bill. It must be an iOS glitch.
>
>Carl
>
>>  On 28 Aug 2014, at 15:13, Bill Stent  wrote:
>>
>>  I've had the same experience with my iOS version.
>>
>>  Bill
>>
>>
>>>  On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 1:48 PM, Carl Clifford 
>>> wrote:
>>>  I am using iOS. The title page open in landscape, but it then 
>>>changes to portrait. Must be an iOS code thing. I have come across 
>>>other iOS apps that refuse to go into landscape.
>>>
>>>>  On 28 Aug 2014, at 13:32, Dave Torr  wrote:
>>>>
>>>>  Works fine on my Android tablet - just rotate the tablet and it 
>>>>adjusts automatically. What are you using?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>  On 28 August 2014 12:23, Carl Clifford  wrote:
>>>>>  Does anyone know if one can persuade the Pizzey & Knight app to 
>>>>>go into landscape view?
>>>>>
>>>>>  TIA
>>>>>
>>>>>  Carl Clifford
>>>>>  
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Subject: Re: PK landscape
From: Carl Clifford <carlsclifford AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:20:29 +1000
Ta Bill. It must be an iOS glitch.

Carl

> On 28 Aug 2014, at 15:13, Bill Stent  wrote:
> 
> I've had the same experience with my iOS version.
> 
> Bill
> 
> 
>> On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 1:48 PM, Carl Clifford  
wrote: 

>> I am using iOS. The title page open in landscape, but it then changes to 
portrait. Must be an iOS code thing. I have come across other iOS apps that 
refuse to go into landscape. 

>> 
>>> On 28 Aug 2014, at 13:32, Dave Torr  wrote:
>>> 
>>> Works fine on my Android tablet - just rotate the tablet and it adjusts 
automatically. What are you using? 

>>> 
>>> 
>>>> On 28 August 2014 12:23, Carl Clifford  wrote:
>>>> Does anyone know if one can persuade the Pizzey & Knight app to go into 
landscape view? 

>>>> 
>>>> TIA
>>>> 
>>>> Carl Clifford
>>>> 
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Subject: Re: PK landscape
From: Bill Stent <billstent AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:13:40 +1000
I've had the same experience with my iOS version.

Bill


On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 1:48 PM, Carl Clifford  wrote:
> I am using iOS. The title page open in landscape, but it then changes to 
portrait. Must be an iOS code thing. I have come across other iOS apps that 
refuse to go into landscape. 

>
>> On 28 Aug 2014, at 13:32, Dave Torr  wrote:
>>
>> Works fine on my Android tablet - just rotate the tablet and it adjusts 
automatically. What are you using? 

>>
>>
>>> On 28 August 2014 12:23, Carl Clifford  wrote:
>>> Does anyone know if one can persuade the Pizzey & Knight app to go into 
landscape view? 

>>>
>>> TIA
>>>
>>> Carl Clifford
>>> 
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Subject: Re: PK landscape
From: Carl Clifford <carlsclifford AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:48:23 +1000
I am using iOS. The title page open in landscape, but it then changes to 
portrait. Must be an iOS code thing. I have come across other iOS apps that 
refuse to go into landscape. 


> On 28 Aug 2014, at 13:32, Dave Torr  wrote:
> 
> Works fine on my Android tablet - just rotate the tablet and it adjusts 
automatically. What are you using? 

> 
> 
>> On 28 August 2014 12:23, Carl Clifford  wrote:
>> Does anyone know if one can persuade the Pizzey & Knight app to go into 
landscape view? 

>> 
>> TIA
>> 
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Subject: Re: PK landscape
From: Dave Torr <davidtorr AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:32:07 +1000
Works fine on my Android tablet - just rotate the tablet and it adjusts
automatically. What are you using?


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> landscape view?
>
> TIA
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Subject: PK landscape
From: Carl Clifford <carlsclifford AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:23:36 +1000
Does anyone know if one can persuade the Pizzey & Knight app to go into 
landscape view? 


TIA

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Subject: Gloucester Birding
From: PennyDB <penny AT pennydb.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:48:42 +1000
Dear all,

The rain has arrived at last, after a dreadfully dry 6 months. My patch 
of Gloucester has had 127ml to date and more appears on the way.   The 
rivers are running high and paddocks flooded.

This has brought into Gloucester large flocks of Straw-neck Ibis, and 
yesterday in two small paddocks south of town opposite the hospital, 
were 380-400 Cattle Egret, 250 S-N Ibis, 2 Royal Spoonbill, 4 Great 
Egrets, and sundry White-faced Heron, Magpies, Masked Lapwings, Black 
Ducks and Common Mynas, all busy in just two flooded paddocks.

A quick drive around other local ibis/egret favourite paddocks, found 
one Cattle Egret in a paddock on Bucketts Road, and 2 White-headed 
Stilts, 8 White Ibis, 7 Straw-necked Ibis, 8 Cattle Egret and 1 
White-faced Heron in a dam on Showground Rd.

The Avon Wetland's flooded paddocks had large numbers of Black Duck and 
Grey Teal, and an unusually high number (15) or so White-headed Stilt - 
too far to accurately count amongst the reeds.

The only new bird for 2014 for my garden list was a Wompoo Fruit-Dove 
that paid a quick visit on the 18th August and was then seen by other 
people in George V Memorial Park on the Gloucester River.  White-faced 
Herons that bred in 2011 and 2012 in my neighbour's gum tree, have also 
been inspired to start nest building, with a flimsy few sticks in place.

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Subject: Brown Quail
From: "Els and Bill" <elsandbill AT iprimus.com.au>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:11:41 +1000
Hi Nikolas,

There have been a small group of Brown Quail sighted right on the corner of 
Pirates Bay Rd and Arthur Highway on the edge of the heathland so look out for 
them as you come round that corner. It was a couple of years ago but still good 
habitat for them. 


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Subject: Striated Grass-wren, Red-lored Whistler, Orange Chats & Black-eared Miner
From: "Martin Woodward" <mallee28 AT impulse.net.au>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:29:30 +1000
Hi Everyone,

 

My son and I are planning a trip to NW Victoria over the next few weeks to
look for some Mallee bird species we are yet to see including Striated
Grass-wren, Red-lored Whistler, Orange Chat and Black-eared Miner.

We'll probably stay at Pink Lakes National Park and are only able to access
2WD tracks in our Ford Territory.

 

If anyone can give us some pointers to find these bird species we'd be most
appreciative.

 

Cheers

 

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Subject: Re: Finch Counting including possible Gouldians, Georgetown Qld
From: martin cachard <mcachard AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:44:23 +1030
haha thanks Alan for the correction there!!
sorry if I confused anyone out there in Birding-Aus land!!
cheers, martin cachard
 
From: alan AT alanswildlifetours.com.au
To: mcachard AT hotmail.com; birding-aus AT birding-aus.org
Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Finch Counting including possible Gouldians, 
Georgetown Qld 

Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:06:34 +1000







Thanks to Martin for adding so much good information.
It was a slip of his typing finger though when he said, Paperbark 
Flycatcher (western limit of range here), as it is actually the south-east 
limit of their range.
 
Yours in birding competitiveness and one-upmanship,
Alan
PS For those who do not know and cannot read the tone of this email. Martin 
and I are great mates, and I have a huge respect for his knowledge and birding 
ability.
 

Alan's 
Wildlife Tours
2 Mather Road
Yungaburra 4884

Phone 07 4095 
3784
Mobile 0408 953 786
http://www.alanswildlifetours.com.au/



 

From: martin cachard 
Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 7:53 PM
To: Alan Gillanders ; Birding_Aus 
Subject: RE: [Birding-Aus] Finch Counting including possible 
Gouldians, Georgetown Qld
 

I just wanted to add to Alan's post re finches near 
Georgetown...
 
i'm not going on this trip but I've been birding that 
area around Cumberland-Green Hills very regularly since 1996 - other finch 
species likely on this imminent trip include the locally common Masked Finch 
(white-eared race 'leucotis'), abundant Zebras & Double-barreds, regular 
Pictorella Mannikin, & the irregular Plum-headed Finch & 
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin.
 
I personally have never seen a Gouldian 
in that area as yet, but I've seen all the others plus Black-throateds more 
often than not, so it's worth making the trip...
 
other very notable 
species to watch for which I've seen personally in this area include 
Spotted  Bowerbird (only once further east at Newcastle Range), Spinifex 
Pigeon, Ground Cuckoo-shrike, Painted Snipe, Pectoral Sandpiper, Black-breasted 

Buzzard, & other more common good birds like Squatter Pigeon, Banded 
Honeyeater, Paperbark Flycatcher (western limit of range here), Red-chested 
B-quail, Spotted Nightjar, Red-backed Kingfisher, Cotton Pygmy-Goose (rare this 

far north), Brown Treecreeper (vulnerable northern Black race 'melanotus'), etc 

etc...
 
in over 100 trips to the area I've never seen Grey-fronted 
Honeyeaters there but they must be there as they often get reported by 
competent 

observers...
good luck everyone who makes the 
trip!!
cheers,
 
martin 
cachard,
cairns.
 

 

> From: alan AT alanswildlifetours.com.au
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> Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:54:53 
+1000
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Finch Counting including possible 
Gouldians, Georgetown Qld
> 
> Greetings,
> Flat Creek Station 
near Georgetown has numbers of finches, including a fairly recent sighting of 
Gouldians, and regular sightings of black-throated finches
> 
> 

> 
> A count will be held over the weekend of 20th & 21st 
September 
> 
> 
> 
> There will be free camping 
available for 19th/20th/21st
> 
> 
> 
> If you would 
like to join in please contact Peter or Adam on 07 40 62 53 04
> 
> 

> 
> Regards,
> 
> Alan
> 
> 
> 
Alan's Wildlife Tours
> 2 Mather Road
> Yungaburra 4884
> 

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Subject: Re: Finch Counting including possible Gouldians, Georgetown Qld
From: "Alan Gillanders" <alan AT alanswildlifetours.com.au>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:06:34 +1000
Thanks to Martin for adding so much good information.
It was a slip of his typing finger though when he said, “Paperbark Flycatcher 
(western limit of range here),” as it is actually the south-east limit of 
their range. 


Yours in birding competitiveness and one-upmanship,
Alan
PS For those who do not know and cannot read the tone of this email. Martin and 
I are great mates, and I have a huge respect for his knowledge and birding 
ability. 



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From: martin cachard 
Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 7:53 PM
To: Alan Gillanders ; Birding_Aus 
Subject: RE: [Birding-Aus] Finch Counting including possible Gouldians, 
Georgetown Qld 


I just wanted to add to Alan's post re finches near Georgetown...
 
i'm not going on this trip but I've been birding that area around 
Cumberland-Green Hills very regularly since 1996 - other finch species likely 
on this imminent trip include the locally common Masked Finch (white-eared race 
'leucotis'), abundant Zebras & Double-barreds, regular Pictorella Mannikin, & 
the irregular Plum-headed Finch & Chestnut-breasted Mannikin. 

 
I personally have never seen a Gouldian in that area as yet, but I've seen all 
the others plus Black-throateds more often than not, so it's worth making the 
trip... 

 
other very notable species to watch for which I've seen personally in this area 
include Spotted Bowerbird (only once further east at Newcastle Range), Spinifex 
Pigeon, Ground Cuckoo-shrike, Painted Snipe, Pectoral Sandpiper, Black-breasted 
Buzzard, & other more common good birds like Squatter Pigeon, Banded 
Honeyeater, Paperbark Flycatcher (western limit of range here), Red-chested 
B-quail, Spotted Nightjar, Red-backed Kingfisher, Cotton Pygmy-Goose (rare this 
far north), Brown Treecreeper (vulnerable northern Black race 'melanotus'), etc 
etc... 

 
in over 100 trips to the area I've never seen Grey-fronted Honeyeaters there 
but they must be there as they often get reported by competent observers... 

good luck everyone who makes the trip!!
cheers,
 
martin cachard,
cairns.
 

 

> From: alan AT alanswildlifetours.com.au
> To: Birding-Aus AT birding-aus.org
> Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:54:53 +1000
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Finch Counting including possible Gouldians, 
Georgetown Qld 

> 
> Greetings,
> Flat Creek Station near Georgetown has numbers of finches, including a fairly 
recent sighting of Gouldians, and regular sightings of black-throated finches 

> 
> 
> 
> A count will be held over the weekend of 20th & 21st September 
> 
> 
> 
> There will be free camping available for 19th/20th/21st
> 
> 
> 
> If you would like to join in please contact Peter or Adam on 07 40 62 53 04
> 
> 
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Alan
> 
> 
> Alan's Wildlife Tours
> 2 Mather Road
> Yungaburra 4884
> 
> Phone 07 4095 3784
> Mobile 0408 953 786
> http://www.alanswildlifetours.com.au/
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Subject: Santa Teresa Rd, NT
From: Bernard O'Keefe <b.okeefe AT cccc.vic.edu.au>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:56:32 +0000
Good evening All
I am planning on visiting Alice Springs around the middle of September, 
especially Santa Teresa Rd in search for the Rufous-crowned Emuwren and the 
Dusky Grasswren. My research indicates that this is an excellent site for these 
species. 

But I am not sure how long this road is therefore I am asking if there are 
specific places on this road that may give me the best opportunity of success. 
I will be in my 4WD. 

Also, I plan to look for the Grey HE around this time and I believe that Kunoth 
Bore is my best bet. 

I would greatly appreciate any advice as always.
Kind regards
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Subject: Re: Finch Counting including possible Gouldians, Georgetown Qld
From: martin cachard <mcachard AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:23:43 +1030
I just wanted to add to Alan's post re finches near Georgetown...
 
i'm not going on this trip but I've been birding that area around 
Cumberland-Green Hills very regularly since 1996 - other finch species likely 
on this imminent trip include the locally common Masked Finch (white-eared race 
'leucotis'), abundant Zebras & Double-barreds, regular Pictorella Mannikin, & 
the irregular Plum-headed Finch & Chestnut-breasted Mannikin. 

 
I personally have never seen a Gouldian in that area as yet, but I've seen all 
the others plus Black-throateds more often than not, so it's worth making the 
trip... 

 
other very notable species to watch for which I've seen personally in this area 
include Spotted Bowerbird (only once further east at Newcastle Range), Spinifex 
Pigeon, Ground Cuckoo-shrike, Painted Snipe, Pectoral Sandpiper, Black-breasted 
Buzzard, & other more common good birds like Squatter Pigeon, Banded 
Honeyeater, Paperbark Flycatcher (western limit of range here), Red-chested 
B-quail, Spotted Nightjar, Red-backed Kingfisher, Cotton Pygmy-Goose (rare this 
far north), Brown Treecreeper (vulnerable northern Black race 'melanotus'), etc 
etc... 

 
in over 100 trips to the area I've never seen Grey-fronted Honeyeaters there 
but they must be there as they often get reported by competent observers... 

good luck everyone who makes the trip!!
cheers,
 
martin cachard,
cairns.
 

 
> From: alan AT alanswildlifetours.com.au
> To: Birding-Aus AT birding-aus.org
> Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:54:53 +1000
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Finch Counting including possible Gouldians, 
Georgetown Qld 

> 
> Greetings,
> Flat Creek Station near Georgetown has numbers of finches, including a fairly 
recent sighting of Gouldians, and regular sightings of black-throated finches 

> 
> 
> 
> A count will be held over the weekend of 20th & 21st September 
> 
> 
> 
> There will be free camping available for 19th/20th/21st
> 
> 
> 
> If you would like to join in please contact Peter or Adam on 07 40 62 53 04
> 
> 
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Alan
> 
> 
> Alan's Wildlife Tours
> 2 Mather Road
> Yungaburra 4884
> 
> Phone 07 4095 3784
> Mobile 0408 953 786
> http://www.alanswildlifetours.com.au/
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Subject: Finch Counting including possible Gouldians, Georgetown Qld
From: "Alan Gillanders" <alan AT alanswildlifetours.com.au>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:54:53 +1000
Greetings,
Flat Creek Station near Georgetown has numbers of finches, including a fairly 
recent sighting of Gouldians, and regular sightings of black-throated finches 




A count will be held over the weekend of 20th & 21st September 



There will be free camping available for 19th/20th/21st



If you would like to join in please contact Peter or Adam on 07 40 62 53 04



Regards,

Alan


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Subject: Re: RFI: Swamp Quail (Tassie Brown Quail)
From: "Jeremy O'Wheel" <owheelj AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 +1000
Marion Bay is probably your best bet for Brown Quail.

Jeremy


On 26 August 2014 11:57, Nikolas Haass  wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Has anyone seen Swamp Quail (Tassie Brown Quail) recently in the
> Hobart/Eaglehawk Neck/Port Arthur area?
> Also any recent stakeouts for Tassie and Eastern Pygmy Possum and
> Long-tailed Mouse in the Eaglehawk Neck/Port Arthur area?
>
> Cheers,
>
> Nikolas
>
>
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Subject: Re: RFI: Swamp Quail (Tassie Brown Quail)
From: Kev Lobotomi <kevlobotomi AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:24:50 +1000
I've seen them a few times at Tinderbox too. I might go there on Sunday because 
I'm not on that pelagic, just the Saturday.-Kev 

 
> From: kevlobotomi AT hotmail.com
> To: n.haass1 AT uq.edu.au; birding-aus AT birding-aus.org
> Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:55:59 +1000
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] RFI: Swamp Quail (Tassie Brown Quail)
> 
> Hey NIkolas
> I've seen them a few times by the side of the main road to Port Arthur. I'll 
let you know if I see one this weekend. I think I saw a Long-tailed Mouse hop 
across the road to Fortescue Bay about a year ago as well.-Kevin Bartram 

>  
> > From: n.haass1 AT uq.edu.au
> > To: birding-aus AT birding-aus.org
> > Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 01:57:17 +0000
> > Subject: [Birding-Aus] RFI: Swamp Quail (Tassie Brown Quail)
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Has anyone seen Swamp Quail (Tassie Brown Quail) recently in the
> > Hobart/Eaglehawk Neck/Port Arthur area?
> > Also any recent stakeouts for Tassie and Eastern Pygmy Possum and
> > Long-tailed Mouse in the Eaglehawk Neck/Port Arthur area?
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > 
> > Nikolas
> > 
> > 
> > A/Prof Nikolas Haass | Head, Experimental Melanoma Therapy Group
> >  
> > The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
> > Level 6 | Translational Research Institute | 37 Kent Street |
> > Woolloongabba QLD 4102
> >  
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Subject: Re: "Where Song Began" on special
From: Ed Williams <edwilliams1977 AT hotmail.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 06:13:11 +0000
Following on from the below if you put in the code: BW-FD14CF when you buy it 
from bookworld, it'll save you another 15%. :) 


(I have no affiliation to Bookworld - I just like saving money!)
> From: carlsclifford AT gmail.com
> Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:32:09 +1000
> To: davidtorr AT gmail.com
> CC: birding-aus AT birding-aus.org
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] "Where Song Began" on special
> 
> Indeed. Great for any birders library.
> 
> > On 26 Aug 2014, at 13:09, Dave Torr  wrote:
> > 
> > Have just read it (from local library) and a great read!
> > 
> >> On 26 Aug 2014 12:58, "Carl Clifford"  wrote:
> >> For those who have not yet bought Tim Low's "Where Song Began", Bookworld 
has it on special for $25.54 or $22.99 for Bookworld Citizens. The price 
includes postage within Australia. The Bookworld specials page can be found at 
http://www.bookworld.com.au/click-frenzy?utm_campaign=2014-08-26+BW+Click+Frenzy+#1&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Bookworld+Master+Subscription 

> >> 
> >> The usual disclaimers apply, except that I am somewhat cheesed off because 
I bought my copy at a somewhat higher price. 

> >> 
> >> Carl Clifford
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Subject: Hooded Plover and other birds about Esperance
From: Frank O'Connor <foconnor AT iinet.net.au>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:43:29 +0800
Hooded Plovers in Western Australia mostly occur on inland 
lakes.  There are a few on beaches, but they tend to be the 
exception.  The lakes around Esperance are the stronghold.  There was 
an exceptional count of 1,500 or so at Lake Gore in the 1990s.  The 
Yalgorup Lakes system south of Mandurah is another good area for 
them.  Also the lakes in the Wagin, Katanning, Lake Grace 
areas.  BirdLife Western Australia has a Hooded Plover Committee led 
by Marcus Singor that has done great work.  They organise annual counts for WA.

There was a rumour I heard about the possibility that the WA birds 
might be worthy of full species recognition, but I don't know if 
anyone is looking further into that.

If anyone is visiting WA, then apart from Esperance (golf course and 
Lake Warden are usually reliable) they can usually be seen at Camel 
Lake NR on Salt River Road at the Stirling Range.  They are regular 
at Lake Clifton, Lake Preston etc at Yalgorup but these are very 
large lakes.  They can be found on some of the smaller lakes such as 
Martin's Tank.  Beaches such as between Augusta and Cape Leeuwin, 
Hamelin Bay, Cowaramup Bay (at Gracetown), Bremer Bay and just west 
of Hopetoun are good chances also.

The Hooded Plover Committee welcomes incidental sightings. They have 
a survey form, but I can't remember if this is located on the 
web.  It is more than just location and numbers.  It asks for 
information on adults / juveniles, how far from the edge, other 
birds, weather, etc.  For regular surveyed sites, the absence of 
birds is also useful to report.


_________________________________________________________________
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Subject: Off Topic: PNG Notes
From: Nick Leseberg <nick_leseberg AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:19:59 +1000
Hi All,

I often get a bit of interest from birding-aus members in the notes I compile 
from my annual trips to PNG. 


I returned about a month ago from my 2014 trip around the usual birding haunts 
in PNG, including a couple of days on New Britain at the end. I recorded a 
total of 396 species which is a pretty good effort, and there were plenty of 
highlights, with Dwarf Cassowary probably the standout. 


If anyone would like a copy of the notes, please let me know, I would be happy 
to forward them on. 


Cheers and good birding!

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Subject: Neophmas in the surrounds of Adelaide
From: "Donald G. Kimball" <ibwonet1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:04:13 -0700
Hi Birding Aus folks

Looking forward to returning to Aus and to one of my favorite places on the
planet in 2 short weeks.  Can anyone tell me if they have seen with some
regularlity Elegant or Blue-winged Parrots within a couple hours or so
drive of Adelaide?  Also I will head of to Whyperfeld National Park so
perhaps along the way there are some spots for them?  If you have seen
either species lately would love to know.  Thanks as always!


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Subject: Hooded Plover and other birds about Esperance
From: Greg Roberts <friarbird.roberts AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:00:01 +1000
Some nice birds about Esperance, WA. including Hooded Plover, Cape Barren
Goose and Black-faced Cormorant. I found 30 Hooded Plover at a lake on the
outskirts of town, yet have seen none on many beaches I have inspected in
south-west WA over the past couple of weeks. Does anyone know if they
regularly move inland from the beaches?
More on the blog post below.
Greg Roberts
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Subject: Re: "Where Song Began" on special
From: Carl Clifford <carlsclifford AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:32:09 +1000
Indeed. Great for any birders library.

> On 26 Aug 2014, at 13:09, Dave Torr  wrote:
> 
> Have just read it (from local library) and a great read!
> 
>> On 26 Aug 2014 12:58, "Carl Clifford"  wrote:
>> For those who have not yet bought Tim Low's "Where Song Began", Bookworld 
has it on special for $25.54 or $22.99 for Bookworld Citizens. The price 
includes postage within Australia. The Bookworld specials page can be found at 
http://www.bookworld.com.au/click-frenzy?utm_campaign=2014-08-26+BW+Click+Frenzy+#1&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Bookworld+Master+Subscription 

>> 
>> The usual disclaimers apply, except that I am somewhat cheesed off because I 
bought my copy at a somewhat higher price. 

>> 
>> Carl Clifford
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Subject: Re: "Where Song Began" on special
From: Dave Torr <davidtorr AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:09:48 +1000
Have just read it (from local library) and a great read!
On 26 Aug 2014 12:58, "Carl Clifford"  wrote:

> For those who have not yet bought Tim Low's "Where Song Began", Bookworld
> has it on special for $25.54 or $22.99 for Bookworld Citizens. The price
> includes postage within Australia. The Bookworld specials page can be found
> at
> 
http://www.bookworld.com.au/click-frenzy?utm_campaign=2014-08-26+BW+Click+Frenzy+#1&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Bookworld+Master+Subscription 

>
> The usual disclaimers apply, except that I am somewhat cheesed off because
> I bought my copy at a somewhat higher price.
>
> Carl Clifford
> 
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Subject: "Where Song Began" on special
From: Carl Clifford <carlsclifford AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:57:07 +1000
For those who have not yet bought Tim Low's "Where Song Began", Bookworld has 
it on special for $25.54 or $22.99 for Bookworld Citizens. The price includes 
postage within Australia. The Bookworld specials page can be found at 
http://www.bookworld.com.au/click-frenzy?utm_campaign=2014-08-26+BW+Click+Frenzy+#1&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Bookworld+Master+Subscription 


The usual disclaimers apply, except that I am somewhat cheesed off because I 
bought my copy at a somewhat higher price. 


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Subject: Re: RFI: Swamp Quail (Tassie Brown Quail)
From: Kev Lobotomi <kevlobotomi AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:55:59 +1000
Hey NIkolas
I've seen them a few times by the side of the main road to Port Arthur. I'll 
let you know if I see one this weekend. I think I saw a Long-tailed Mouse hop 
across the road to Fortescue Bay about a year ago as well.-Kevin Bartram 

 
> From: n.haass1 AT uq.edu.au
> To: birding-aus AT birding-aus.org
> Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 01:57:17 +0000
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] RFI: Swamp Quail (Tassie Brown Quail)
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Has anyone seen Swamp Quail (Tassie Brown Quail) recently in the
> Hobart/Eaglehawk Neck/Port Arthur area?
> Also any recent stakeouts for Tassie and Eastern Pygmy Possum and
> Long-tailed Mouse in the Eaglehawk Neck/Port Arthur area?
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Nikolas
> 
> 
> A/Prof Nikolas Haass | Head, Experimental Melanoma Therapy Group
>  
> The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
> Level 6 | Translational Research Institute | 37 Kent Street |
> Woolloongabba QLD 4102
>  
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Subject: Re: Southport Qld - other sea creatures
From: Alistair Poore <a.poore AT unsw.edu.au>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:28:32 +1000
On 26/08/2014 9:14 AM, Nikolas Haass wrote:
> We also saw lots of small bluebottle-like creatures, probably By-the wind
> Sailor (Velella velella), Todd saw some on a previous trip with Paul:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velella
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We are getting away from birds, but there has been the most amazing 
influx of By-the-wind Sailors on the west coast of the US lately - many 
millions washed up on beaches. I just posted some picture of this on the 
Facebook page I maintain for my invertebrate biology students - 
https://www.facebook.com/Lobsters.to.leeches/posts/680639488697363

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Subject: RFI: Swamp Quail (Tassie Brown Quail)
From: Nikolas Haass <n.haass1 AT uq.edu.au>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 01:57:17 +0000
Hi,

Has anyone seen Swamp Quail (Tassie Brown Quail) recently in the
Hobart/Eaglehawk Neck/Port Arthur area?
Also any recent stakeouts for Tassie and Eastern Pygmy Possum and
Long-tailed Mouse in the Eaglehawk Neck/Port Arthur area?

Cheers,

Nikolas


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