RFI Tawny Frogmouth and Scarlet Honeyeater in Sydney

Subject: RFI Tawny Frogmouth and Scarlet Honeyeater in Sydney
From: Tun Pin Ong <>
Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2006 07:20:51 -0700 (PDT)
Hi Birding-ausers,
Thank you to those who replied to give more

My visiting birder David Bakewell had a high
expectation. We first thought about Capertee Valley
but ended up with Centennial Park, Penrhyn Estuary and
Barren Ground in one day.

Centennial Park
The Lachlan Swamp proved to be a reliable spot for
Tawny Frogmouth. However, we had to rely on a local
who showed us exactly where 2 birds were roosting. One
was having a 3 weeks chick according to the man who
showed us.

Penrhyn Estuary
10+ RN Stints, 30+ Bar-tailed Godwits, Crested Tern,
an adult Kelp Gull and a lone White-fronted Tern. The
WF Tern has its lower mandible slightly broken. A
Silver Gull has a deformed bill where a tongue-like
object sticking out from its lower mandible and it has
lost its right foot. (Photo available for anyone who
is interested)
Flagged bird - RN Stint Orange over Green on right
upper leg.

Barren Grounds Nature Reserve
Manage to see Eastern Bristlebird although more
skittish than they used to be 2 years ago.
Other highlights are:-
A Wedged-tailed Eagle on thermal.
Fleeting view of Collared Sparrowhawk.
At the car park, there were 2 White-browed Scribwrens
that had metal leg band. Dave took the photo and might
be able to read the numbers on the tiny band later on.

Tun-Ping Ong

--- Tun Pin Ong <> wrote:

> Hi Birding-ausers,
> I have a British birder coming to Sydney over this
> weekend. He is keen to see Scarlet Honeyeater and
> Tawny Frogmouth which he missed in his previous
> trip.
> Would appreciate if anyone could provide
> contemporary
> infor on where to see them in Sydney region. As for
> Tawny Frogmouth, is it still a good time to see them
> in Centennial Park, paperbark area?
> Thank you in advance.
> Regards,
> Tun-Pin Ong
> St Leonards, NSW

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