I keep expecting someone to pose the question: What are the chances that
this is a ship-assisted record? Esperance seems to suggest the
possibility/probability, doesn't it?
Does anyone have any information about this record, or about Esperance
shipping movements, which would make this more or less likely?
On Behalf Of Carl Clifford
Sent: Tuesday, 12 July 2011 7:40 PM
To: Simon Mustoe
Subject: Photos of Siberian Thrush
A rather cracking find, pity it was dead and can't really be added to
the Australian list.. I presume that it has island hopped down the
Sundas and Nusa Tenngara, as the are not renowned for long hop
flights, preferring to refuel every day or so. Pity it had not been
found earlier on its Australian leg but there is a lot of open space
down the WA coast and not many birders looking. Also they are furtive
little devils. It took me 2 hours to finally nail my first one,
despite the fact that it was calling regularly.
Thanks for reporting this discovery.
Ps don't suppose anyone could tell which race it was? I presume it was
siberica, as the chances of a davisoni getting here would be an even
more of a wonder.
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