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by sburke
Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Spring Beyond - 2013
Topic: Leyburn sightings on long weekend
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Leyburn sightings on long weekend

Camping on a private property at Leyburn on the long weekend. Sightings included:

Emu x 3 5/10/13
White-plumed Honeyeater 5/10/13
White-winged Choughs 5/10/13

Cheers

Steve
by sburke
Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Spring Beyond - 2013
Topic: Lemon Tree sightings
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Lemon Tree sightings

Some sightings from a client's property this morning near Lemon Tree. Plumed Whistling-ducks (thousands) 3/10/13 Glossy Ibis x 5 3/10/13 Yellow-billed Spoonbill x 7 3/10/13 Royal Spoonbill x 1 3/10/13 Pink-eared Ducks 3/10/13 Pacifi Black Ducks 3/10/13 Grey Teal 3/10/13 Black-winged Stilts 3/10/13 R...
by sburke
Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Spring Beyond - 2013
Topic: Identification question
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Views: 351

Identification question

Bird seen from about 50 metres at home which I cannot identify. Some help would be appreciated. Seen about 5.30 pm, top of a bare Cypress Pine, colour similar to female Crested Bellbird (grey/fawn), size between Grey Shrike-thrush and Crested Bellbird, flew off with rapidish wing beats not in a stra...
by sburke
Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Spring Beyond - 2013
Topic: Wednesday drive to Jondaryan
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Wednesday drive to Jondaryan

While delivering stuff to Jondaryan today 25/9/13 I saw the following birds:

Pair of Banded Lapwing Formartin
Black Kites x 40 south of Jondaryan Woolshed on Evenslea Rd
Brown Falcon x 4 Jondaryan & Bongeen
Nankeen Kestrel x 5

Cheers
by sburke
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: Spring Beyond - 2013
Topic: McEwan State Forest
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McEwan State Forest

We went hiking in McEwan S/F to the creek at the back and found two Wedge-tailed Eagle nests (one very large) in the same tree overlooking the valley. There were lots of Welcome Swallows flying up and down the creek and four Ground Cuckoo-shrikes. New bird for my McEwan S/F list. Yesterday 22/9/2013...
by sburke
Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Spring Beyond - 2013
Topic: More for list
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Views: 299

More for list

Seen today:

Wedge-tailed Eagle Yarranlea 19/9/2013
Brown Falcon Brookstead 19/9/2013

Cheers
by sburke
Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Spring Beyond - 2013
Topic: Spring Beyond additions to list
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Views: 279

Spring Beyond additions to list

Noticed some species on the Wanted List that I have neglected to attention: Australasian Pipit Pittsworth 16/9/2013 Golden-headed Cisticola Stoneleigh 12/9/2013 Chestnut-breasted Mannikin Stoneleigh 18/9/2013 Pale-headed Rosella Stoneleigh 18/9/2013 Pheasant Coucal Pittsworth 10/9/2013 Spotted Dove ...
by sburke
Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Spring Beyond - 2013
Topic: Black magpie
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Views: 288

Still around

I have again spotted the black Magpie. Yesterday 16/9/13 and today 17/9/13 around the same area of Pittsworth ie. the skate park intersection on Yandilla Street.

Cheers

Steve
by sburke
Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: Spring Beyond - 2013
Topic: Black magpie
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Black magpie

Yesterday (10/9/2013) while on lunch (12.30 pm) we were joined by a completely black Magpie in the park in Pittsworth. Photo posted to TBO f/b page.

Cheers
by sburke
Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: Spring Beyond - 2013
Topic: Another Australian Brush-turkey
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Views: 275

Another Australian Brush-turkey

Morning all, When driving up our driveway to go to work this morning I disturbed a female Brush-turkey, only the second I have seen here in the last three years and both within the last month or so, which then flew across the car and into McEwan State Forest. It flew very high into an ironbark and t...
by sburke
Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Spring Beyond - 2013
Topic: Striated Pardalote nest
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Views: 261

Striated Pardalote nest

Over the last three years of living at Stoneleigh, Striated Pardalotes have become a constant beautiful distraction from daily chores. There is a pair which up until this year have nested under the boulders on the slope near the house. On Sunday (1/9/2013) I walked around the corner of the shed and ...
by sburke
Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Spring Beyond - 2013
Topic: Rufous Songlark
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Views: 303

Rufous Songlark

Saw my first Rufous Songlark for Spring 2013 today 3rd September between Pittsworth and Felton. The lone bird let me get to within 5 metres to take some nice snaps. The bird was trilling but not singing.
by sburke
Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:19 am
Forum: Spring Beyond - 2013
Topic: Channel-billed Cuckoo
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Views: 271

Channel-billed Cuckoo

First day of Spring yesterday and right on cue we had our first Channel-billed Cuckoo flying over Stoneleigh during the morning and then about 4pm yesterday I heard woodswallows overhead and counted 22 White-browed Woodswallows flying overhead for a couple of minutes before they flew further south-w...
by sburke
Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Winter Beyond - 2013
Topic: Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Replies: 0
Views: 268

Yellow-billed Spoonbill

A Yellow-billed Spoonbill spotted on edge of dam on Stoneleigh Rd on the way to work on Thursday August 1st.
by sburke
Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Winter Beyond - 2013
Topic: Russell-Ridge sightings (re-post)
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Views: 316

Russell-Ridge sightings (re-post)

Recent sightings around home include: Golden Whistlers 13/7/2013 Rufous Whistlers 21/7/2013 Fan-tailed Cuckoo 1/7/2013 to 17/7/2013 Collared Sparrowhawk 14/6/2013 Wedge-tailed Eagle 2/7/2013 Black-shouldered Kite 12/7/2013 Nankeen Kestrel 12/7/2013 Royal Spoonbill (in flight) 12/7/2013 Grey Fantail ...

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