Rare Bird News

To: "Tony Russell" <>
Subject: Rare Bird News
From: knightl <>
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2003 19:36:38 +1000
Indeed, and aren't these birds more correctly classified as vagrants
rather than rare birds?  That is, are they rare in their normal range
rather than just rarely appearing in our range?

Regards, Laurie.

On Friday, November 28, 2003, at 03:14  PM, Tony Russell wrote:

And how do we know the Tree Sparrow wasn't ship assisted ??
I guess we count them when we wish to.

Chris Doughty reports the following from the BOCA trip to Cape York.
Tree Sparrow.  One at Thursday Island, Torres Strait on 9 November. The new Atlas had no records north of central NSW. This could well be the first natural occurrence of this species in Australia.
Little Stint.  One in breeding plumage on the Cairns foreshore on 19 November. This is likely the same bird Dave Mitford reported via Edwin
Vella on 23 November. 

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