Norfolk Is pt 1 hoping this gets through Russ's filters in three parts.

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Subject: Norfolk Is pt 1 hoping this gets through Russ's filters in three parts.
From: "Tony Russell" <>
Date: Wed, 5 May 2004 23:23:10 +0930
Subject: Norfolk Island trip. long report.

Hi all, having recently returned from a visit to Norfolk Is with some friends I felt it might prove useful to others to intending to visit sometime to provide some info as to where we were able to find the birds there. I'm doing this because although there is already some info in the b-a archives on this subject which we accessed before going, we found birds in places not always mentioned before. The birds are not in taxonomic sequence but in the order in which we first found each species - the list for each species then has further locations at which the species was found. Some were virtually all over the island while others were only found in some specific locations and it is these latter for which more detailed info is provided.
 Emerald Dove - 1 just inside the entrance to the Botanic Park on Grassy Rd.
                          - 1 on Red Road Track near McLachlans Lane
                          - 3 at Hundred Acres Reserve
                          - 1 near the very end of Stockyard Rd nr the picnic area
Red-crowned Parakeet or Green Parrot.
                          - 2 outside the aviary in the Botanic Park - early morning
                          - 1 in N.I. pine trees on Red Rd track
                          - 1 Hollow Pine track, about half way along ( Silver band left leg) 1/4
                          - 1 Hollow Pine track 3/4
Welcome Swallow - frequently seen all over the island
 Sacred Kingfisher - as 3) above.
Black-winged Petrel - 5 from Cooks Monument
Masked Booby - 50+ seen on Nepean Island from the main island
                            - frequently seen flying past Cooks Monument.
Grey Ternlet - 2 on the rock immediately below and on the left of Cooks Monument
                        - 2 on Moo-oo Rock, seen from Cooks Mon. 30/3
                        - 4 or 5 on Moo-oo Rock
Wandering Tattler - 1 on the rock left of Cooks Mon.
                               - 1 on Kingston foreshore
                                - 1 at Point Hunter
                                - 2 at Kingston foreshore
California Quail - ca 12 in paddock near Selwyn Reserve
                            - 7 on roadside on J.E. Rd
                            - 4 off the side of Bullocks Hut Rd
                            - 12 on the  Mt Bates track near Mt Pitt Rd. gate.
                            - 5 in driveway on New Farm Rd.
                            - 2 in driveway on Two Chimneys Rd
                            - 8 near Selwyn Reserve.
Crimson Rosella - many sightings all over the island
Feral pigeon - many places
 Blackbird - common all over island
 Song Thrush - 1 near Selwyn Reserve
                          - 2 off Bullocks Hut Rd
                          - 1 on Hollow Pine track
                          - 5 late afternoon Mt Bates track towards Mt Pitt rd.
 Pacific Robin - these proved to be common all over the island but in particular on the Mt Bates, Mt Pitt Summit, Hollow Pine, and Red Road tracks.
Continued pt 2
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