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Observer

fonibear

Date

January 14, 2018 11:40 PM AEDT

Description

Field Notes - Funky looking moth attracted by our back door light. Never seen one before amongst the many regular visitors to our light. Sitting perfectly still with abdomen curled upwards slightly at the tip. Very narrow wings that you wonder how they can possibly manage to fly. First glimpse I thought it looked more like a tiny stick insect rather than a moth.

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What

Red-rumped Parrot Psephotus haematonotus

Observer

fonibear

Date

December 12, 2017 08:46 AM AEDT

Description

Habitat - Near a road
How many? - 6-8
Additional comments? - Small flock of birds. Not overly vocal. First realised they were nearby when they flew out from a trackside shrub. The pictured bird was the last of the flock to take flight. I believe this one to be a juvenile female. The rest of the flock moved into denser foliage further off the track, this one eyed us off for a short while before joining the rest.
Nest present - No
Behavior - Other

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Hoary-headed Grebe Poliocephalus poliocephalus

Observer

fonibear

Date

July 14, 2017 09:04 PM AEST

Description

Habitat - Near a natural water source
How many? - 1
Additional comments? - Single bird, swimming near pier, diving for short periods in search of food. No other birds nearby in the water. There were plenty of silver gulls circling in the vicinity hoping for a feed from picnickers. First time I've spotted one of these. Initially I thought it was a juvenile due to it's 'fluffiness' and size. No sign of parents around and good old google search showed adult images of similar 'fluffiness' just a little cutie basically.
Nest present - No
Behavior - Feeding

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What

Australian Kestrel Falco cenchroides

Observer

fonibear

Date

June 25, 2017 04:17 PM AEST

Description

Habitat - Near a road
How many? - 1
Additional comments? - Perched on a dead tree branch amongst the coastal vegetation in the Esplanade Coastal Walk reserve. Single bird, puffed up against the cold wind. Looked like it was a juvenile.
Nest present - No
Behavior - Resting

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What

Singing Honeyeater Gavicalis virescens

Observer

fonibear

Date

June 25, 2017 06:19 PM AEST

Description

Habitat - Near a road
How many? - 1
Additional comments? - Single bird sitting onnthe top of the coastal shrubbery singing intermitently. We spotted 2 others on our walk along that section of coast, and heard the singing of quite a few more.
Nest present - No
Behavior - Calling

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What

Rodents Order Rodentia

Observer

fonibear

Date

June 7, 2017 02:38 PM AEST

Description

Field Notes - Cheeky little rodent finding easy pickings in our duck house. Approx 6-8cm long in the body. Manages to squeeze in and out through the fine mesh wire quite easily.

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What

Australian Raven Corvus coronoides

Observer

fonibear

Date

June 6, 2017 06:04 PM AEST

Description

Habitat - Near a natural water source
How many? - 1
Additional comments? - Single bord on a sign post. Quiet for a change, because it knows it is rude to talk with its mouth full ;-) There were others in the vicinity either with less manners or empty mouths as they could be heard cawing in the distance.
Nest present - No
Behavior - Feeding

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What

Little Corella Cacatua sanguinea

Observer

fonibear

Date

June 6, 2017 06:33 PM AEST

Description

Habitat - Near a natural water source
How many? - HEAPS!!! ????Several hundred at a guess
Additional comments? - As well as the massive group feeding on the grassy foreshore, there were smaller groups of 5-20 birds in each of the nearby gumtrees. Quite a raucous, gregarious, hilarious bunch of birds to watch.
Nest present - No
Behavior - Feeding

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What

Red Wattlebird Anthochaera carunculata

Observer

fonibear

Date

June 6, 2017 06:41 PM AEST

Description

Habitat - Backyard
How many? - 1
Additional comments? - Single bird stopped momentarily in its afternoon meanderings to sit and say a few words before flying on again.
Nest present - No
Behavior - Calling

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What

Magpie-Lark Grallina cyanoleuca

Observer

fonibear

Date

June 6, 2017 06:37 PM AEST

Description

Habitat - Near a natural water source
How many? - 2
Additional comments? - 2 birds walking along grass and path looking for edible options.
Nest present - No
Behavior - Feeding

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What

Australian White Ibis Threskiornis molucca

Observer

fonibear

Date

June 6, 2017 06:17 PM AEST

Description

Habitat - Near a natural water source
How many? - 1
Additional comments? - Single bird walking down to the waters edge for a drink.
Nest present - No
Behavior - Other

Arachnids

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What

Arachnids Class Arachnida

Observer

fonibear

Date

June 2, 2017 03:01 PM AEST

Description

Field Notes - Tiny little critter on a small blade of grass. Blade of grass was approx 2cm long. Little bug smaller than a chia seed but similar shape. Grass blade was growing out of a moss patch on a redgum sleeper.

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What

European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

fonibear

Date

June 3, 2017 05:27 PM AEST

Description

Habitat - Backyard
How many? - 1
Additional comments? - Single bird high on its afternoon calling post running through it's throat fluffing routine. There were replies from across the road from at least one more starling but I couldn't spot it's calling point.
Nest present - No
Behavior - Calling

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What

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita

Observer

fonibear

Date

June 3, 2017 05:20 PM AEST

Description

Habitat - Backyard
How many? - 1
Additional comments? - Initially 'spotted' this cheeky one by ear. Heard him screeching in our gum tree. Went outside and it proceeded to play cute, crest dancing and bobbing hoping for a feed as the neighbours regularly feed the cockies. It is amazing the difference a change of position makes to the nature of a photo. When the dancing was done it flew up into a higher branch further down the backyard. The resulting snaps from there kinda made for a freaky evil bird look ;-)
Nest present - No
Behavior - Calling

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What

New Holland Honeyeater Phylidonyris novaehollandiae

Observer

fonibear

Date

June 2, 2017 09:36 PM AEST

Description

Habitat - Backyard
How many? - 1
Additional comments? - Even though the weather was ordinary it didn't stop the birds from visiting Wednesday morning. The New Holland won the tussel over feeding rights to the chinese lantern from the Eastern Spinebill this time around.
Nest present - No
Behavior - Feeding

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What

Little Wattlebird Anthochaera chrysoptera

Observer

fonibear

Date

June 2, 2017 09:30 PM AEST

Description

Habitat - Backyard
How many? - 1
Additional comments? - Single wattlebird rested for a short time on the plum branch. Scratching and preening before having a quick look in the cordyline for anything worth eating.
Nest present - No
Behavior - Resting

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House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Observer

fonibear

Date

June 2, 2017 09:26 PM AEST

Description

Habitat - Backyard
How many? - ?6
Additional comments? - Small group of sparrows perched in the plum tree. Puffed up against the chilly morning. Trading places every so often looking for the best branch to sit.
Nest present - No
Behavior - Resting

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Brown Thornbill Acanthiza pusilla

Observer

fonibear

Date

June 2, 2017 09:19 PM AEST

Description

Habitat - Backyard
How many? - 2
Additional comments? - I think there were 2 Thornbills in amongst the birdy mayhem on Sunday afternoon in our front garden. The wattlebirds and a New Holland Honeyeater were playing tag whilst a flock of sparrows flew off in a huff over having their bush invaded. In amongst it all were a few fairywrens and an eastern spinebill. Awesome arvo in the garden really.
Nest present - No
Behavior - Feeding

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What

Eastern Spinebill Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris

Observer

fonibear

Date

June 2, 2017 09:11 PM AEST

Description

Habitat - Backyard
How many? - 1
Additional comments? - Spinebill wants to be a Hummingbird when he grows up ;-) They love our pineapple sage flowers.
Nest present - No
Behavior - Feeding

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

fonibear

Date

June 2, 2017 09:02 PM AEST

Description

Field Notes - Single moth found resting on our ceiling a couple of nights ago. I think it was a female Cherry Looper Moth.

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What

Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis

Observer

fonibear

Date

June 2, 2017 02:49 PM AEST

Description

Habitat - Backyard
How many? - 3
Additional comments? - Flighty birds. Startled easily, wary of the crimson rosellas
Nest present - No
Behavior - Feeding

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What

Crimson Rosella Platycercus elegans

Observer

fonibear

Date

June 2, 2017 02:43 PM AEST

Description

Habitat - Backyard
How many? - 4
Additional comments? - snack time.
Nest present - No
Behavior - Feeding

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What

Western Honey Bee Apis mellifera

Observer

fonibear

Date

June 2, 2017 01:38 PM AEST

Description

Field Notes - Poor little bee on the footpath. Relocated very gently with a leaf.

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Masked Lapwing Vanellus miles

Observer

fonibear

Date

June 2, 2017 01:24 PM AEST

Description

Habitat - Near a natural water source
How many? - 2
Additional comments? - Feeding quietly near a puddle.
Nest present - No
Field Notes -
Behavior - Feeding

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Masked Lapwing Vanellus miles

Observer

fonibear

Date

June 2, 2017 01:17 PM AEST

Description

Habitat - Near a road
How many? - 2
Additional comments? - Pair of birds in a car park
Nest present - No
Behavior - Resting

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What

Australasian Swamphen Porphyrio melanotus

Observer

fonibear

Date

May 30, 2017 07:15 AM AEST

Description

Habitat - Nature Reserve
How many? - 15+
Additional comments? - Spotted these guys here and there throughout the Sanctuary. Feeding quietly in most of the open topped exhibits. Didn't spot any in the Tassie Devil enclosure though ;-)
Nest present - No
Behavior - Feeding

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What

Dusky Moorhen Gallinula tenebrosa

Observer

fonibear

Date

May 30, 2017 07:08 AM AEST

Description

Habitat - Nature Reserve
How many? - 1
Additional comments? - Mixture of waterbirds present in the wetlands area of the Sanctuary. Of the waterhens we saw most were Purple Swamp hens. Saw maybe 4 to 6 Duskies in our afternoon wander
Nest present - No
Behavior - Feeding

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What

Striated Thornbill Acanthiza lineata

Observer

fonibear

Date

May 30, 2017 07:00 AM AEST

Description

Habitat - Nature Reserve
How many? - ??
Additional comments? - The tree canopy near the roo enclosure was alive with the chirps and flitterings of little birds. This was the only one I managed to get a photo of. I'm only guessing striated, not certain. There were a mixture of 'calls' amongst the foliage. Caught a quick glimpse of several fairy wrens in amongst it all. They all seemed to be having a lively dinner party chatting to each other as they sampled each trees delights :-)
Nest present - No
Behavior - Feeding

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Pacific Black Duck Anas superciliosa

Observer

fonibear

Date

May 30, 2017 06:52 AM AEST

Description

Habitat - Nature Reserve
How many? - 20+
Additional comments? - Mostly congregated near the wetland lake there were others 'visiting' the roo open topped enclosure to take advantage of easy pickings.
Nest present - No
Behavior - Resting

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What

Galah Eolophus roseicapilla

Observer

fonibear

Date

May 30, 2017 06:48 AM AEST

Description

Habitat - Nature Reserve
How many? - 2
Additional comments? - The only 2 Galahs we spotted at rest for the afternoon. There were several in the area flying over in pairs or small groups. A few of the gumtrees in the area were occupied by them as I could hear their calls but did not spot them as they were high in the canopy and light was not good.
Nest present - No
Behavior - Resting

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