Ashmore Reef... in the Timor Sea.
My wife and I were part of a
group of divers who went out of Broome in Sept 1994.
We went to Scott Reef,
Serangapatam, and Cartier Island then on to Ashmore Reef.
We had permission to land at
Ashmore, and the resident ranger told me that the sparse vegetation on
this small island had been growing, and at last had attracted a small colony
of Buff-banded rails, which had made him very pleased.
He was not pleased
however when three Letter-winged Kites turned up and started to eat the
One of the
Letter-winged Kites was still on the island during our short stay,
however it departed soon after having finished off the Buff-banded
John McLennan Woy