Tropic birds on sugar loaf rock, Dunsborough WA

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Subject: Tropic birds on sugar loaf rock, Dunsborough WA
From: "Ben Allen" <>
Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2006 10:59:22 +0800
Towards the end of December, I have tried both early morning and also from mid afternoon to dark with out success. 
You are quite right about the glare and I ended up walking/climbing out on the adjacent rock outcrop to the south so that I was not looking directly into the setting sun.  There were numerous nesting welcome swallows on the S/loaf rock and silver eyes in the heath but not much else.

>>> "Frank Hemmings" <> 6/01/06 10:52:43 >>>
hi Ben,
I visited Sugarloaf Rock three times across two days this time last year, as part of a holiday in southern WA.  I had no luck.  I also found that at the time recommended (mid-late afternoon) was a bad time since the later it became, the more glare you had to stare into.
I seem to remember at last one person reporting success on birding-aus since, so maybe it was my luck, but it would seem it's also someone else's (bad) luck too.  Cheers.
Frank Hemmings
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