Red-necked Phalarope on Rottnest Island

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Subject: Red-necked Phalarope on Rottnest Island
From: Henry Cook <>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2010 01:32:18 +1000
G'day all,
Just a short note to let those that are interested know that the Red-necked 
Phalarope is still hanging around Lake Baghdad on Rottnest Island. I spent 2 
hours on the southern side of the lake switching between scanning for phalarope 
and trying to shelter from the occasional shower of rain. It was only when I 
cycled further around did I see the little blighter in the foam with his banded 
stilt friends. That location was more or less opposite to the turn off to 
"Little Parakeet Bay/Beach". I later found him/her with a roost of banded stilt 
further around, but still close to the road.
I managed a few photos in the wind. Yes, thats foam and not snow in one of the 
photos. They are here:
Other birds: A single red-necked avocet with the stilts, a mob of ruddy 
turnstones, A single plover of some description (likely pacific golden), a few 
red-necked stints and red-capped plovers. Peafowls around the shops, a couple 
of female/non-breeding pheasants flushed as I was riding around. Lots of 
western gerygones calling. A red-capped robin was a pleasant surprise.
Best of luck to all that head over searching.  -Henry                           
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