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Checklist S31505014

 
Location
Douglas Farm Rd, Kurrajong Hills, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, AU ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:40 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s)
Distance:
1.5 kilometer(s)
Observers:
Eric Finley
Species
73 species total
2
1
8
2
X
2
1

first of the season, and not the foghorn call but the squawking more typical of juv birds. Mobbed by N Miners

1

seen well and calling in garden along Hernitage. Rarely seen here.

1
1

first of the season calling at top of DF Rd

2
2
1
1
1
4
2

wonderful close observations of pair over paddock and creek growth just above DF Rd, low down about 20 m up, with Wedge-tailed Eagle above. I think these are the first local observations in at least 3 seasons

1

same young pale bird as seen last weekend

2

Beautiful pair in display flight over the valley just below Bellbird Cafe

1
4
1
1

at junction of Mill and Hernitage, hawking quite high. Uncommon locally

6
3
8
6
4
12
6
2
X
6
2
482

Huge migration event of this species. Flocks averaging about 15 birds constantly streaming over the Hermitage Rd ridge. The 482 individuals were counted in a 15 minute period standing on the side of Hermitage Rd about 150 m s of DF Rd. There was another route being used by similar numbers of birds closer to Bells Line of Rd. Totals would have been well into the thousands and migrating flocks were seen later in the day around 1045, 1245 and 1600 in the same locations, indicating all day movement which must have reached the tens of thousands. Not seen in these numbers here for many years possibly in the past decade.

X
12
6
5
5

no more than 5 heard/seen with Yellow-faceds - tiny proportion

3

first of the season, dont think its been here since March

1
5
1
3
2
12
3

first arrivals vocal early morning along Hermitage Rd

2
2
4
2
4
2
2
1

semi dark bird extensive black breast

2
2
2
6
8
8
2
1
3
8
2

not sure if these are spring arrivals as records are irregular - hawking with woodswallows

2
7
3
2
8
2
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes