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Checklist S52582145

 
Location
Orielton Lagoon, Sorell, Tasmania, AU ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:00 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
30 minute(s)
Distance:
2.0 kilometer(s)
Observers:
George Vaughan
Comments:
A really nice stroll in the humid, murky weather... exactly the kind of weather I enjoy! Very nice to have a proper array of Waders back, though their skittishness was definitely unusual. Curious!
Species
23 species total
18

Definitely my highest ever count for Orielton! I got some nice shots of a pair early on... and just before leaving I was shocked to notice the distant grasslands were packed with Shelducks!

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© George Vaughan

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25

On the golf course and the flats around in Orielton Proper for a change, rather than Greenshank Bay.

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6

A good surprise! Haven't seen them in Orielton Proper for a good half a year or so... very nice!

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© George Vaughan

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10
1

Heard.

5

Very small numbers compared to last time, and extremely skittish to even the most distant approach, but at least they were behaving normally aside from that, as opposed to last time. I always enjoy photographing these slender birds!

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© George Vaughan

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© George Vaughan

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© George Vaughan

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9
8

Including one bird, very close in, doing an injured mouse display to lure me away from her newly fledged chicks!

Breeding Code
FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
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4

At last! I was very, very curious to test out my dear brother's theory about the Pec at Dulverton and the Pec here being one and the same... and it seems likely to me he's right! While I could only find Sharpies today, they were very handsome as they dashed between the islets in the high tide area.

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© George Vaughan

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© George Vaughan

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1

This bird kept a very low profile, only becoming visible once as it fed and once in flight. Still a pleasure to see!

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© George Vaughan

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50

Scurrying amongst the Golden Plovers and the Curlew Sandpiper, as per usual.

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3
60

Curiously, about a year after the colony emptied entirely, the Kelp Gull numbers are much lower again! I'm very puzzled about this, as until last year there were no records of seasonal dispersal. I shall watch the events that unfold with great interest!

9

At last! Only my second sighting of YTBC at Orielton, and the first in almost exactly a year!

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© George Vaughan

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1

Heard.

2
4
1

Heard.

5
1

A most unusual bird seen in the newly mown paddock, which I can only think is a juvenile Skylark in the earliest stages of fledging! A curious little fellow!

Breeding Code
FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
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13

Good numbers enjoying the humidity! I imagine the insects would've been good in these conditions.

3
1

An adult posed beautifully in the newly mown paddock!

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© George Vaughan

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

Yes