Christmas Island Trip Report part 3

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Subject: Christmas Island Trip Report part 3
From: "Tony Russell" <>
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2006 19:17:01 +1030

Oriental Cuckoo. Three observations at rubbish tip: one adult on 15/11, adult and juvenile 17/11 and an adult on 19/11.
Asian Koel. Single female observed at rubbish tip on 15/11 and 17/11.
Christmas Island Swiftlet. Daily. Common.
Grey Wagtail. Two birds observed along North-South Baseline Road 13/11. Up to four observed in plantation along Murray Road 16,17,18/11.

Eurasian Tree Sparrow. Daily in settled areas.
Java Sparrow. Daily. Observed early mornings in Gaze Road, Settlement, from VQ3 Lodge.
Barn Swallow. Several sightings west of the detention centre along The Dales-Martin Point Road. Three or four birds on 12/11, two 14/11, three 16/11 and one 19/11 also a single bird in Gaze Road, Settlement on 13/11 and two birds at the rubbish tip on 14/11.

Red-rumped Swallow. A single bird observed over The Dales-Martin Point Road, west of the detention centre, 12/11.
Asian House Martin. Three separate sightings from The Dales-Martin Point Road west of the detention centre. Three birds on 14/11, two on 18/11 and three on 19/11. All sightings in the morning; no birds located in the afternoon.

Island Thrush. Daily. Young in nest observed along walk to Dolly Beach 16/11.
Christmas Island White-eye. Daily.

Peter Barrand
15 Stone Street
Heywood Vic 3304
Phone: (03) 5527 1712

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