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  • Bar-tailed Godwit, Grey Plover (Image ID 28779)

    Bar-tailed Godwit, Grey Plover.   Photographer: David Newell

  • Red-kneed Dotterel (Image ID 30273)

    Red-kneed Dotterel.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Magpie Goose (Image ID 33451)

    Magpie Goose.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Black Swan (Image ID 32510)

    Black Swan.   Photographer: Ian Wilson

  • Beach Stone-curlew (Image ID 22288)

    Beach Stone-curlew.   Photographer: Glenn Pure

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.

24 March 2019

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.
  • Swift Parrot at Moruya Heads South reported by Julie Morgan on 22-03-2019
    Single Swift Parrot heard leaving a Bangalay with its characteristic departure call at 10.40am, heading north. Lots of flowering Red Bloodwood between Moruya and Batemans Bay which has attracted Swift Parrots in the past. (Moderator's Note: First report for Swifties in NSW this year and only the second or third for the mainland. MR).
  • Hudsonian Godwit at Lake Wollumboola reported by Demetrios Bertzeletos on 24-03-2019
    Likely to be the same bird seen last year and perhaps the same bird that spent the summer in Tasmania. It is in partial breeding plumage and associating with 200 odd Bar-tailed Godwits the majority of which are in breeding plumage. As such may not hang around for long. Other shorebirds as follows: 1 Eastern Curlew 2 Red Knot 400 Red-necked Stint 1 Sharp-tailed Sandpiper 1 Pacific Golden Plover 20 Double-banded Plover 50 Red-capped Plover 20 Masked Lapwing 100 Black-winged Stilt- including 3 recently fledged juveniles- it seems that some of the chicks from earlier in the season survived. 16 Red-necked Avocet 12 Pied Oystercatchers 4 Little Terns 30 Caspian Terns a few hundred crested tern
  • Lesser Frigatebird at South Ballina beach reported by Steve McBride on 23-03-2019
    Single Lesser Frigatebird seen slowly flying north about 100m off-shore from South Ballina beach.
  • Little Friarbird, Rufous Songlark at Wallaga Lake reported by Ash Allnutt on 23-03-2019
    4 Little Friabird on Beauty Point this morning and a Rufous Songlark at Long Swamp around Midday. not species I would expect to see on the far south coast. (Moderator's Note: Interesting records in light of the Regent HE at Guerilla Bay. Worth also noting that a Swift Parrot was heard by an experienced observer at Moruya Heads yesterday [22/03]. MR).
  • Great Crested Grebe at Wingecarribee Reservoir reported by Lorne Johnson on 23-03-2019
    Stoked to see 17 Great Crested Grebes on Wingecarribee Reservoir late morning. I've never seen this many GCGs together. Also noteworthy: a lone Silver Gull in the middle of the Reservoir (my second record in the Southern Highlands), 2 Hoary-headed Grebes (I've not seen this species here before) and a Weebill (my second Southern Highlands record), in a gum with mistletoe, near Kangaloon Road.
  • White-fronted Honeyeater at Private Property, Bimbi NSW reported by Allan Richards, Vincent Mourik, Norma Ikin and Malcolm McKenzie on 23-03-2019
    One bird seen well by all 4 observers perched on dead branches at the top of a tree before it flew to nearby mistletoe. Latitude 33 °, 56’, 49.8”S; -33.9471667 Longitude 147 °, 56’, 57.8”E; 147.9693889 (Moderator's Note: Great sighting. One record in Birdata in Weddin Mtns NP 24/03/2001 then again 9/06/2001, closest record in eBird ~90km north-west at Ungarie. MR).


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