Spring 2011

30th November 2011

* Loddon River (near the ford) – Peregrine Falcon harassing Sulphur-Crested Cockatoos and Long-billed Corellas.

29th November 2011

* Black Swamp (Campbelltown) – White-breasted Woodswallows

28th November 2011

* Loddon River (near the ford) – Great Egret plus a pair of Black-shouldered Kites near the Newstead Racecourse.

Great Egret, Loddon River @ Newstead, 28th November 2011.

25th November 2011

* Loddon River @ Newstead – Whistling Kite

* Rise and Shine (near Drury Lane) – Dusky Woodswallow, Painted Honeyeater (calling) , Rufous Songlark, Laughing Kookaburra, Eastern Yellow Robin, White-throated and Brown Treecreepers. White browed Woodswallows notably absent.

23rd November 2011

Spring Hill Track – Red-capped Robin (pair), White-winged Triller, Buff-rumped Thornbill.

31st October 2011

* Rise and Shine – White-browed Woodswallow, Sacred Kingfisher, Rufous Songlark, Little Lorikeet, Dusky Woodswallow, White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike (feeding juvenile).

* Sullivan’s Track (Muckleford State Forest) – White-browed Woodswallow, Masked Woodswallow (1), Painted Honeyeater, Sacred Kingfisher, Little Pied Cormorant, White-winged Chough (active nest with at least 3 small nestlings), Crested Bellbird (calling).

* Newstead Cemetery – Dusky Woodswallow, Rainbow Bee-eater, Mistletoebird, Rufous Songlark

* Mia Mia Track – Painted Honeyeater, White-browed Woodswallow, Dusky Woodswallow.

23rd October 2011

* Loddon River at Newstead – Great Egret, Nankeen Night-Heron (immature).

21st October 2011

* Cemetery Road Newstead – Rainbow Bee-eaters (first record for the season), Rufous Songlark, Brown Falcon.

17th  October 2011

* Gully Track at Welshmans Reed – Painted Honeyeater, Diamond Firetail, Hooded Robin, Mistletoebird.

10th October 2011

* Lignum Swamp – Glossy Ibis (flock of 8), Yellow-billed Spoonbill, Royal Spoonbill (2), Australian Spotted Crake, Red-kneed Dotterel, Pacific Heron, White-faced Heron, Australian White Ibis, Straw-necked Ibis, Swamp Harrier, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (2).

Sharp-tailed Sandpipers, Lignum Swamp, 10th October 2011.

* Rise and Shine – White-browed Woodswallow, Dusky Woodswallow, Olive-backed Oriole, Diamond Firetail, Collared Sparrowhawk, Weebill.

8th October 2011

* Near junction of Spring Hill and Sullivan’s Track – Rufous Songlark (female carrying food to a nest), Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike, Willie Wagtail (nest with 3 eggs), White-browed Woodswallow, Painted Honeyeater, White-winged Triller, Magpie-lark (suspected nesting), Musk Lorikeets (nesting).

Female Rufous Songlark carrying food, Muckleford State Forest, 8th October 2011.

5th October 2011

* Rise and Shine – Masked Woodswallows (few) outnumbered by White-browed Woodswallows, White-winged Triller, Rufous Songlark, Brown Treecreeper (feeding young in hollow), Little Lorikeet. Three Blue-winged Parrots flew overhead.

4th October 2011

* North of Spring Hill Track –  Painted Honeyeaters (a number of individuals seen and heard, mainly along the margin between the forest and the farmland), White-winged Triller, Black-chinned Honeyeater, Brown Falcon, Scarlet Robin, Rufous Songlark, White-browed Woodswallow, Dusky Woodswallow.

2nd October 2011

* Mia Mia Track – White-browed Woodswallows (large flock with lots of courtship behaviour), Diamond Firetail, Black-chinned Honeyeater, Olive-backed Oriole, White-browed Babbler.

Black-chinned Honeyeater, Mia Mia Track, 2nd October 2011

30th September 2011

* Walker’s Swamp – Australian Spotted Crake, Tree Martin, Rufous Songlark, Black-fronted Plover, White-breasted Woodswallow.

Australian Spotted Crake, Walker’s Swamp, 30th September 2011.

* Lignum Swamp – Australian Spotted Crake, Black-tailed Native-hen, Whistling Kite, Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo, Brown Falcon, Red-kneed Dotterel, Black-fronted Plover, Yellow-billed Spoonbill, Royal Spoonbill (1), Straw-necked Ibis, White-necked Heron, White-fronted Chat.

28th September 2011

* Walkers Swamp – White-breasted Woodswallow.

Note: Ken Bucknall has reported a pair of White-bellied Sea-eagles present around the wetland in recent days.

27th September 2011

* Mia Mia Track – large flock of White-browed Woodswallows, Olive-backed Oriole, Little Eagle.

26th September 2011

* Mia Mia Track – Peregrine Falcon, Little Lorikeet.

* Pullans Road near the Quince Tree – Little Eagle.

23rd September 2011

* Spotted Harrier, Brown Songlark (first record of season) – south of Lignum Swamp along Mcleod’s Road.

21st September 2011

* Middle Swamp near Clunes – single Cape Barren Goose amongst a small flock of swans at the southern margin of the wetland.

* Lignum Swamp – Buff-banded Rail, Banded Lapwing (6), Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (~10), Swamp Harrier, Black-shouldered Kite, Black-tailed Native-hen (70+), Yellow-billed Spoonbill (10+), Royal Spoonbill, White-necked Heron, White-faced Herons, Red-kneed Dotterel (50+), Black-fronted Dotterel, Australian Spotted Crake (numerous).

* Black Swamp – Whiskered Tern, Black-fronted Dotterel.

* Frogmore Swamp – Wedge-tailed Eagle, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper.

* Long Swamp – Barn Owl flushed from large River red-gum near the drain at the western edge of the swamp.

20th September 2011

* Lignum Swamp – Single Royal Spoonbill amongst a flock of Yellow-billed Spoonbills.

* Immature Spotted Harrier at Eberys.

17th September 2011

* Spotted Harrier near Walker’s Swamp.

* Lignum Swamp – pair of Black Falcons, Swamp Harrier, Black-shouldered Kite, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper ~10, Black-tailed Native-hen, Red-kneed Dotterel, Spotted Crake, Black-winged Stilt, Grey Teal, Chestnut Teal.

* Newstead Cemetery – Diamond Firetail, Brown Falcon, Grey Fantail … but no Rainbow Bee-eaters yet!

7th September 2011

* Rise and Shine – Fan-tailed Cuckoo, Shining and Horsfield’s Bronze-cuckoos, Varied Sitella, Brown Goshawk (pair), Owlet Nightjar, Olive-backed Oriole, Brown Falcon (pair on nest), Scarlet Robin, Eastern Yellow Robin.

3rd September

Moolort Plains – Spotted Harrier on Rodborough Road with Black-winged Stilts, Black-tailed Native-hens and Red-kneed Dotterels at both the Campbelltown Lignum Swamp and Carisbrook Lignum Swamp. White-bellied Sea-Eagle seen over Cairn Curran Reservoir.

2nd September 2011

* Strangways area – Square-tailed Kite (pair), Fan-tailed Cuckoo.

Fan-tailed Cuckoo (calling), Strangways, 2nd September 2011

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