From: Russell Woodford <>
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2000 01:49:41 +1100

Should one head to the sea cliffs or the far west? Observations reported to BIRDLINE NSW over the last week or so are as follows:

WANDERING ALBATROSS     1 Mistral Point, Maroubra 1/6, 5 Long Reef, Sydney 2/6
SHY ALBATROSS   20 Long Reef, Sydney 2/6
BLACK-BROWED ALBATROSS  27 Mistral Point, Maroubra 1/6 and 40 there 31/5
YELLOW-NOSED ALBATROSS  3 Mistral Point, Maroubra 1/6
GIANT PETREL spp        1 Long Reef, Sydney 2/6
COMMON DIVING PETREL    3 Mistral Point, Maroubra 3/6
PRION spp               "hundreds" at all Sydney promontories 31/5 to 3/6
SHORT-TAILED SHEARWATER 1 Mistral Point, Maroubra 27/5 and 2/6
FLUTTERING SHEARWATER   "hundreds" Mistral Point and Long Reef, Sydney 3/6
BLUE-BILLED DUCK        10 Gum Swamp, Forbes 3/6
BLACK-BREASTED BUZZARD  1 Wanaaring, Far West 25/5
LITTLE EAGLE            1 Castle Hill, Sydney 31/5
GREY FALCON             1 Wanarra Creek, White Cliffs 26/5
PEREGRINE               3 Dural, Sydney 23/5
GREAT KNOT              1 Long Reef, Sydney 3/6 - very unseasonable
WHITE-FRONTED TERN      2 Long Reef, Sydney 3/6, 6 Mistral Point, Maroubra 3/6
SOUTHERN SKUA   1 Long Reef, Sydney 2/6
POWERFUL OWL    2 birds Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney to at least 28/5
GLOSSY BLACK COCKATOO   1 Mogo Camp, Buckety 3/6
BOURKE'S PARROT 2 Fort Grey, Sturt NP 28/5
WHITE-HEADED PIGEON     1 Mogo Camp, Buckety 3/6
GROUND CUCKOO-SHRIKE    5 Coonamble 21/5
REDTHROAT                       8 55km north east of Broken Hill 28/5
BLUE-FACED HONEYEATER   1 Mogo Camp, Buckety 3/6
BLACK HONEYEATER                1 Mount Wood, Sturt NP 30/5
RED-BROWED PARDALOTE    1 Mount Wood, Sturt NP 30/5

Chris Gladwin
Sydney, Australia

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