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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
Australian Wood Duck
1
Little Pied Cormorant
1
White-faced Heron
4
Cattle Egret
2
Pacific Baza

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
Wedge-tailed Eagle

same young pale bird as seen last weekend

2
Grey Goshawk

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

1
Brown Goshawk
1
Australasian Swamphen
2
Dusky Moorhen
2
Eurasian Coot
1
Brown Cuckoo-Dove (Australian)
8
Common Bronzewing
2
Wonga Pigeon
X
Peaceful Dove
2
Bar-shouldered Dove
1
Channel-billed Cuckoo

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

1
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo

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

1
Fan-tailed Cuckoo
1
Brush Cuckoo

first of the season calling at top of DF Rd

4
Laughing Kookaburra
1
Nankeen Kestrel
1
Australian Hobby

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

6
Galah
3
Little Corella
8
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
6
Australian King-Parrot
4
Crimson Rosella
12
Eastern Rosella
6
Rainbow Lorikeet
2
Satin Bowerbird
X
Superb Fairywren
6
Eastern Spinebill
2
Lewin's Honeyeater
482
Yellow-faced Honeyeater

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
Bell Miner
12
Noisy Miner
6
Little Wattlebird
5
Red Wattlebird
5
White-naped Honeyeater

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

3
Noisy Friarbird

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

1
Spotted Pardalote
5
Yellow-throated Scrubwren
1
White-browed Scrubwren
3
Brown Thornbill
2
Yellow-rumped Thornbill
12
Yellow Thornbill
3
White-throated Gerygone

first arrivals vocal early morning along Hermitage Rd

2
Brown Gerygone
2
Eastern Whipbird
4
Dusky Woodswallow
2
Grey Butcherbird
4
Australian Magpie
2
Pied Currawong
2
Black-faced Cuckooshrike
1
White-bellied Cuckooshrike

semi dark bird extensive black breast

2
Grey Shrikethrush
2
Golden Whistler
2
Olive-backed Oriole
6
Willie Wagtail
8
Grey Fantail
8
Magpie-lark
2
Restless Flycatcher
1
Australian Raven
3
Eastern Yellow Robin
8
Welcome Swallow
2
Tree Martin

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

2
Red-whiskered Bulbul
7
Silvereye
3
Common Blackbird
2
Common Myna
8
Red-browed Finch
2
Double-barred Finch
 

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