sec: unclas Western Treatment Plant - Friday 19 April

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Subject: sec: unclas Western Treatment Plant - Friday 19 April
From: "Tania Ireton" <>
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 10:00:59 +1000
Shirley Cameron and I had the pleasure of showing a French birder, Francois 
Guerquin, around the Western Treatment Plant last Friday.  We ended the day 
with an amazing total of 95 species !  Not bad for late autumn.  Highlights 
were Collared Sparrowhawk and several Brown Goshawks, 2 Peregrine Falcons, 41 
Red Knot at Little River (several in breeding plumage), 9 Black-tailed Godwits 
at Austin Road (3 in breeding plumage), 9 Darters, 9 Freckled Duck, 2 Great 
Crested Grebe, 3 Glossy Ibis, over 100 Royal and Yellow-billed Spoonbill, 
hundreds and hundreds of Banded Stilt, a pair of Blue-Winged Parrots, 
White-winged Black Terns in breeding plumage (stunning !), and a Striated 
Fieldwren that sat up in the branches of a dead tree for several minutes 
allowing wonderful views.  The coomplete list follows.



Blue-billed Duck
Musk Duck
Freckled Duck
Black Swan
Australian Shelduck
Pacific Black Duck
Australasian Shoveler
Grey Teal
Chestnut Teal
Pink-eared Duck
Hoary-headed Grebe
Great Crested Grebe
Australasian Gannet
Little Pied Cormorant
Pied Cormorant
Little Black Cormorant
Great Cormorant
Australian Pelican
White-faced Heron
Little Egret
Great Egret
Cattle Egret
Glossy Ibis
Australian White Ibis
Straw-necked Ibis
Royal Spoonbill
Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Black-shouldered Kite
Whistling Kite
Swamp Harrier
Brown Goshawk
Collared Sparrowhawk
Brown Falcon
Peregrine Falcon
Purple Swamphen
Dusky Moorhen
Black-tailed Native-hen
Eurasian Coot
Black-tailed Godwit
Common Greenshank
Red Knot
Red-necked Stint
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Curlew Sandpiper
Pied Oystercatcher
Black-winged Stilt
Banded Stilt
Red-necked Avocet
Red-capped Plover
Double-banded Plover
Black-fronted Dotterel
Red-kneed Dotterel
Masked Lapwing
Pacific Gull
Silver Gull
Crested Tern
Fairy Tern
White-winged Black Tern
Rock Dove
Spotted Turtle-Dove
Musk Lorikeet
Purple-crowned Lorikeet
Blue-winged Parrot
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo
Superb Fairy-wren
White-browed Scrubwren
Striated Fieldwren
Brown Thornbill
Yellow-rumped Thornbill
Yellow Thornbill
Red Wattlebird
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater
White-plumed Honeyeater
New Holland Honeyeater
White-fronted Chat
Flame Robin
Grey Fantail
Willie Wagtail
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
Australian Magpie
Little Raven
House Sparrow
Red-browed Finch
European Goldfinch
Welcome Swallow
Little Grassbird
Golden-headed Cisticola
Common Blackbird
Common Starling
Common Myna

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