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  • Pink-eared Duck (Image ID 26033)

    Pink-eared Duck.   Photographer: Paul Jensen

  • Pink-eared Duck (Image ID 25730)

    Pink-eared Duck.   Photographer: Doug Castle

  • Canada Goose (Image ID 25265)

    Canada Goose.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Red-kneed Dotterel (Image ID 32158)

    Red-kneed Dotterel.   Photographer: Adam Higgins

  • Whistling Kite (Image ID 20268)

    Whistling Kite.   Photographer: Ian Wilson

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

20 January 2020

Birdline Tasmania is a site for the reporting of rare or unusual birds outside their normal range, unusually high or low numbers, early or late arrivals or departures for migrant species and interesting behaviour or unusual habitat usage.
  • Terek Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper (2) and many, many waders at Little Forrester River Estuary reported by George Vaughan on 17-01-2020
    I would be lying if I said that this trip to Bridport was anything other than the best fun I've ever had birding! The scores upon scores of waders scurrying across the flats and hiding in the succulents behind the dunes were absolutely astonishing: there were stints, golden plovers, the beautiful Grey Plover seen by several of late, godwits, a lovely knot, my first turnstones for Tasmania and a huge swarm of sharpies in the succulents. It made the terrifying return crossing of the neck deep river and alarmingly powerful tides completely worth it! Even considering the fact the weird and wonderful little Terek, with its soft, harmonious colours and beautiful big eyes, was bagged only after seven hours of hunting, and my dead camera came back to life to capture that beautiful moment, my personal favourite moment was bagging not only the beautiful Pec seen by others of late, but looking back through the photos and seeing another one right behind it! I can't remember the last time in Tasmania there were two Pecs at a single site; I believe it happened once in the 80's? But yes! All in all, it was a truly astounding day's birding, and I would heartily recommend that anyone after any of these species give it a go!
  • Common Sandpiper at Eastern end Fossil Bluff beach, in front of golf course . Wynyard reported by Michael Hyland on 19-01-2020
  • Eastern Curlew at Orielton Lagoon reported by Jason Bolch on 19-01-2020
    About 20 birds on mud spit at mouth of creek flowing into western side of Orielton Lagoon. I have seen these birds occasionally here before though they usually are less than 10. 1st time i have seen them this summer. My apologies for the photo quality - they are very "flighty" and tested my camera zoom.


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