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  • Gouldian Finch

    Gouldian Finch.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

    Sharp-tailed Sandpiper.   Photographer: Andrew Browne

  • Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo

    Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Gouldian Finch

    Gouldian Finch.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Scarlet Honeyeater

    Scarlet Honeyeater.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

This page is a summary of recent postings from Birdline New South Wales. The content is updated every 30 minutes. BirdLife Photography takes no responsibility for the accuracy or timeliness of any posted information.

Birdline NSW is a site for the reporting of rare or unusual birds outside their normal range, unusually high or low numbers, early or late arrivals or departures for migrant species and interesting behaviour or unusual habitat usage.
  • White-throated Nightjar at Yengo National Park, Blue Gums Campground reported by Vincent Mourik on 20-01-2018
    A productive dusk session from the camping chair resulted in a hawking White-throated Nightjar over the far end of the campground around 20:30, and 7 calls around 21:00. Before that, around 20:00 there were 10 White-throated Needletail flying over and 2 Glossy Black Cockatoo's. After dark, Tawny Frogmouth was heard and seen, Boobook, Owlet-Nightjar, and a Tyto owl, most likely Barn Owl, were calling. Next morning (21/01/2018) I got at least 4 Cicadabirds chasing each other just on the track towards Mt Yengo. The area is very dry and except from early morning and evening not so much seems going on birdwise.
  • Pied Butcherbird at Warriewood Wetlands reported by Alex Moffat on 19-01-2018
    Perched at the top of the highest tree for approx half an hour, above the smaller ponds near the Oceanvale complex. Got a good view with the binoculars to confirm.
  • Gull-billed Tern Asian ssp affinis at Stockton Bridge, Newcastle reported by Dave Koffel on 21-01-2018
    The Asian Gull-billed Tern is still present at Stockton. I easily located it at 9.30 am on sand and mudflats at the base of the north-western end of Stockton Bridge. It was close to 9 Australian Gull-billed Terns ssp macrotarsa so comparisons were able to be made. Other terns on the spit were 5 Caspians and 2 Little Terns. It was still there at 12.30 when I left. I think it will stay at the Stockton site for a while. Other birds of interest were a Brahminy Kite, a solitary Whimbrel, 100+ Golden Plover, a flock of 60+ Red-necked Avocets, 40+ Eastern Curlew and Sharp-tailed Sandpipers and scores of Bar-tailed Godwits. Couldn't find the Ruff.
  • Red Knot, Fluttering Shearwater at Long Reef Aquatic Reserve reported by Tom Wilson on 20-01-2018
    Single Red Knot feeding with the Red-necked Stints (70+) at low tide - initially on the north side and then all the waders moved to the south side approx 5:45 (possibly flushed by an Osprey). Also 13 Golden Plover, 20 Turnstones and 15 Sooty Oystercatchers. Normal selection of shearwaters offshore but a couple of Fluttering Shearwaters had managed to get themselves beached on the reef - possibly not coping well with the north-easterlies.
  • Square-tailed Kite at Bean Ball Road, Gilletts Ridge, near Tucabia reported by Greg Clancy & Warren Thompson on 18-01-2018
    Single bird soaring low over tree canopy.
  • Painted Snipe at Kiagarthur Cotton Dam reported by Warren Chad on 20-01-2018
    This site is on a large scale cotton farm. The swamp is around 10 hectares and is used to catch and control excess runoff from cotton watering. Wading through I found a pair of Painted Snipe who were unusually quiet and let me get quite close. First Ive seen here since 2013. There were hundreds of waterbirds here, other notables being Glossy Ibis, 10 Sharpies, Baillons and Spotted Crake in large numbers, a Swamp Harrier and Blacktailed Native Hen


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