Christmas Island Update 2 Dec 2011

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Subject: Christmas Island Update 2 Dec 2011
From: Richard Baxter <>
Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2011 08:59:44 +0700
Hello all,
             Another few days of good birding on the CI.  Since my last update 
we've continued to have an excellent run of swifts/martins etc.  Another visit 
to NW Point produced more Edible-nest Swiftlets, 30+Asian House Martins and a 
well photographed MOSSY-NEST SWIFTLET.  Yesterday afternoon they had all gone, 
only to be replaced by a lone House Swift, which circled for over an hour 
providing close views and plenty of photos.  

A GREY WAGTAIL has been hanging around the rubbish tip for the last couple of 
days and we've had several close views of RED-COLLARED DOVE in Settlement.  Our 
last afternoon on the island produced an ASIAN KOEL, White-throated Needletail, 
Dollarbird, Oriental Pratincole and Wood Sandpiper.

Richard Baxter
Birding Tours Australia
Birding tours to Torres Strait, Christmas and Cocos Islands.

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