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aka DDDs (Departure Date Determinations). When migrants return, we delight in claiming the "First for the season". So why is it that we don't place equal emphasis on claiming the "Last for the season"? Well we all know why. It's too darn hard. Unless we religiously keep a diary of our sightings and then compare notes in the off-season to determine whose was the last sighting, how would we do it? Well now I think I know: provide another avenue for some one-up-manship on a public forum! If you've bettered the last date, please set the record straight ...

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Target List

Post by Mick Atzeni » Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:16 am

Darren Fielder suggested I put up a list of species relevant to this topic.

I have left out some of the rarely reported species e.g. Noisy Pitta. If there are others you think should be on then let me know.

Spring-Summer migrants

Latham's Snipe
Marsh Sandpiper
Pallid Cuckoo
Brush Cuckoo
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo
Shining Bronze-Cuckoo
Little Bronze-Cuckoo
Common Koel
Channel-billed Cuckoo
White-throated Needletail
Fork-tailed Swift
Sacred Kingfisher
Rainbow Bee-eater
Dollarbird
Brown Gerygone(?)
Black-faced monarch
Spectacled Monarch
Leaden Flycatcher
Satin Flycatcher
Rufous Fantail
Spangled Drongo
Barred Cuckoo-Shrike
Cicadabird
White-winged Triller
Singing Bushlark (?)
Clamorous Reed-Warbler (?)
Rufous Songlark
Brown Songlark

Autumn-Winter migrants
Western Gerygone
Eastern Spinebill
Rose Robin
Red-capped Robin

2007 Autumn-Winter "Specials"
White-plumed Honeyeater
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater
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Please reporting migrants rtures

Post by Mick Atzeni » Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:12 pm

Just a reminder folks to start reporting the spring/summer migrants listed above to determine their departure dates. Koels have stopped calling so may have already left town???

Any Rufous or Brown Songlarks around still?

Saw a small flock of White-throated Needletails today 27/2/08 in the Edgefield district near Kaimkillenbun.

Sacred Kingfisher between Withcott and UQ Gatton on Friday 22/2/08.
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Sacred Kingfishers

Post by Michael Wood » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:32 am

I've found that Sacred Kingfishers are still around in reasonable numbers. In saying that, though, I think their numbers have been down on previous years.
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Sacred Kingfisher in Rangeville

Post by Mick Atzeni » Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:13 pm

A young bird on our clothes line this morning 1/3/08.
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