Norfolk Island 6-9th Oct 2011 - list.
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Norfolk Island 6-9th Oct 2011 - list.
robert morris <>
Mon, 10 Oct 2011 01:10:37 +0000
Here are some notes from my trip. I saw lots of Norfolk Island Parakeets
(mainly around dawn 5-6am and late on - in forest edge areas).
Also got stunning views & photos of everything else inc. the hybrid owls but
not the White-chested White-eye!! The Wilson's Storm Petrel was a rarity
Norfolk Island Oct 6-9th
2011 2011 Rob Morris
California Quail. Common - seen all days.
Red Junglefowl. Common everywhere.
Little Black Cormorant. 3 at mill pond on Country Road, and 2 on a small lake
Greylag Goose (Feral). Common at Kingston marshes
Mallard (Feral). A range of Mallard hybrids at Watermill Dam outside Kingston
and Kingston Common
Pacific Black Duck. 1good specimen Kingston
Wilson’s Storm Petrel. 1 photographed at sea – 3-4nm north of
Cascades on the 8th Oct – not noted in Margaret Christan’s book.
Little Shearwater. A few from Rocky Point on the 7th Oct. 50+ at sea
north of Cascades on the 8th. Many from Capt. Cook Lookout 9th
9. Cattle Egret – up to 30 seen around the island near cattle.
White-faced Heron. Common - Kingston Common, Golf Course and Mission Swamp.
Red-tailed Tropicbird. Common at Captain Cook, Cascade Bay and Rocky Pt
Masked Booby. Common at Captain Cook
and Rocky Pt
Australian Gannet. Seen regularly around the coast – a total of c.10 birds.
Nankeen Kestrel. A few seen around the airport and a few other locations.
Purple Swamphen. c. 10 Kingston Common and Mission Swamp.
Pacific Golden Plover. Seen every day with a max of 32 on the airfield on 9th
Bar-tailed Godwit. Seen every day with a max count of 14 at Kingston Common.
Whimbrel. One heard - Kingston
Wandering Tattler. One on rocks at Slaughter Bay.
Grey-tailed tattler. 1 Kingston common
Ruddy Turnstone. Up to 10 Slaughter Bay
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper. 6+ Kingston Common – all juvs.
Pectoral Sandpiper. 1adult Kingston 9th Oct. Photographed.
Red Knot. 4 Kingston Common 8th &
Red-necked Stint. 5 Kingston Common – present 6-9th
Terek Sandpiper . 2-3 Kingston Common – present 6th-9th
Sooty Tern. Many from Rocky Point and Captain Cook Lookout.
Common Noddy. Small numbers at Captain Cook
Black Noddy. Good numbers at Captain Cook, Rocky Pt and on the trip from
Cascades 8th Oct.
Grey Ternlet. Good numbers at Captain Cook and Rocky Pt & on the trip
from Cascades 8th Oct.
White Tern. Common Everywhere.
Norfolk Island Boobook / Morepork At least 8 birds heard
in the National park with stunning views of one sitting by the track in full
Common (Feral) Pigeon. Moderately common
Emerald Dove. Common – seen every day c.20 in total
Tasman (Norfolk) Parakeet. Seen on all mornings in the Palm Glen
area. Max Count 5. Also seen on the Bridle Trail and other areas in the park.
Not sure why other’s struggle with this bird – I got 50 photos – probably saw
Crimson Rosella. Common Everywhere.
Sacred Kingfisher. Common in open country.
Norfolk Gerygone. Moderately common in Botanic gardens, 100 Acres and National
Golden Whistler. Common in National Park
Grey Fantail. Very common generally, particularly in the National Park.
Pacific Robin. Males seen on each day except the first afternoon. Max count 5
on the 7th – all in or near the National Park.
Welcome Swallow. Moderately common.
Slender-billed White-eye. Fairly common in the National park and
Botanical Gardens. Common Starling. Common
Common Blackbird. Common
Song Thrush. Moderately common.
House Sparrow. Abundant.
European Greenfinch. C10 birds seen in grasslands around Slaughter Bay /
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