A Day on Kangaroo Island

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Subject: A Day on Kangaroo Island
From: Alkirna Tours <>
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2002 11:37:37 +0930
Hi Everybody

We have had recent sightings of Great Skuas around the coast here, two sitting hopefully by our boat when we were catching King George Whiting in Eastern Cove last Saturday and one soaring off the breakwater at Penneshaw the day before. Two weeks previously we had a Black-browed Albatross sitting by the boat in the same area.
Wednesday was a perfect winter's day here, so we walked from American River where I live to Redbanks along the coast of KI. The highlight of the day was not the Glossy-black Cockatoos as they are sometimes feeding by our house, it was the sighting of an overwintering Whimbrel. Magnificent rugged coastline in parts with thick vegetation to the edge of the rock face with other sections of the walk cleared farmland. Bottle-nosed Dolphins at times close in to the shore where we were walking.

The list for the day is detailed below.
Silver Gull
Pacific Gull
Crested Tern
Common Bronzewing
Glossy-black Cockatoo
Horsefield's Bronze-cuckoo
Welcome Swallow
Richard's Pipit
Scarlet Robin
Grey Shrike-thrush
Grey Fantail
Willie Wagtail
Superb Fairy-wren
Brown Thornbill
Red Wattlebird
White-fronted Chat
Red-browed Firetail
Grey Currawong
Little Raven
Litttle Penguin
Australian Pelican
Black-faced Shag
Pied Cormorant
Littlr Pied Cormorant
White-faced Heron
Australian White Ibis
Black Swan
Chestnut Teal
White-bellied Sea-eagle
Wedge-tailed Eagle
Australian Kestrel
Pied Oystercatcher
Sooty Oystercatcher
Masked Lapwing

Ken Grinter


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