Where's Frank?

Subject: Where's Frank?
From: Frank O'Connor <>
Date: Mon, 03 Sep 2001 20:51:26 +0800
I got a few answers, but nobody pinned the tail on the donkey. The first main clue were the 14 surveys in a small area. The birds were mainly bush birds with a fair number of ferals. One person guessed Thomson's Lake but I have yet to record Western Spinebill there. The two possible sites in Perth are King's Park and Bold Park. The latter is near Perry Lakes and the Birds Australia offices.

The answer is King's Park. This is always a good place to visit if you only have a short time, and not enough to visit the Darling Range. There is always a chance of Western Spinebill and Little Wattlebird.

The Australian White Ibis and Little Black Cormorant were flying over. The Red-capped Parrot is uncommon in King's Park, and the Pallid Cuckoo has been there a couple of weeks, but is uncommon in the metro area.

At 17:28 26/08/2001 +0800, Frank O'Connor wrote:

Yesterday, I conducted 14 Atlas surveys in 3.5 hours with people split in two groups and we saw the following 34 species (number of surveys in brackets). Where was I (were we)?

Australian Shelduck (4)
Australian Wood Duck (1)
Pacific Black Duck (2)
Little Black Cormorant (1)
Australian White Ibis (1)
Rock Dove (1)
Laughing Turtle-Dove (2)
Common Bronzewing (1)
Galah (3)
Rainbow Lorikeet (14)
Australian Ringneck (14)
Red-capped Parrot (1)
Pallid Cuckoo (1)
Laughing Kookaburra (5)
Striated Pardalote (3)
Weebill (12)
Western Gerygone (4)
Yellow-rumped Thornbill (1)
Red Wattlebird (14)
Little Wattlebird (1)
Singing Honeyeater (6)
Brown Honeyeater (12)
New Holland Honeyeater (2)
Western Spinebill (1)
Rufous Whistler (4)
Magpie-lark (2)
Grey Fantail (8)
Willie Wagtail (2)
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike (1)
Grey Butcherbird (4)
Australian Magpie (10)
Australian Raven (14)
Welcome Swallow (2)
Silvereye (6)

Frank O'Connor      Birding WA
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Nedlands  WA  6009                       Phone : +61 8 9386 5694

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