Birdline Western Australia Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Western Australia Weekly Update
Date: 7 May 2012 01:31:06 +1000

Birdline Western Australia

Published sightings for the week ending 6 May 2012.

Sat 5 May Freckled Duck Lake Monger, Western Australia
Two freckled ducks, at the edge of the lake near the bowls club.
Jon & Alison Elliott

Fri 4 May Australian Bustard Eucla Telegraph Station, Western Australia
Australian Bustard (4) Flushed and seen flying overhead
Bruce Wedderburn

Thu 3 May Redthroat Bromus Dam, Western Australia
Redthroat (4) Good views of the birds on the ground
Bruce Wedderburn

Wed 2 May Wilson's Storm-Petrel Cheynes Beach, Western Australia
Wilson's Storm-Petrel (4) Seen in the Cheynes Beach bay close to shore, with one bird about 20m away from the rocky spit.
Bruce Wedderburn

Tue 24 Apr Asian Stubtail West Island, Ashmore Reef
An Asian Stubtail was found and photographed at Ashmore Reef. This is the first record for Australia and a A real surprise given the nearest previous record is from the central Philippines and most of these tiny migrants winter no further south than Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. This was a one day bird, found around midday during a shorebird count, watched again that evening whilst it bathed in a tropical downpour and never seen again.
Rohan Clarke et al.

Mon 23 Apr Eastern Crowned Warbler West Island, Ashmore Reef
An Eastern Crowned Warbler was found and photographed at Ashmore Reef. This is the first record for Australia and a long expected addition to the list given the species’ abundance in nearby Indonesia. The bird frequented the same patch of shrubs over a 2 day period. This is the third species of Phylloscopus warbler to be recorded at Ashmore Reef in the space of 12 months.
Rohan Clarke et al.

Siberian Blue Robin West Island, Ashmore Reef
An immature male Siberian Robin was found and photographed at Ashmore Reef. The first record for Australia, it was present for three days.
Rohan Clarke et al.

Wed 18 Apr Oriental Honey-Buzzard, Japanese Sparrowhawk, Siberian Thrush West Island, Ashmore Reef
In addition to three first records for Australia listed seperately on Birdline, Ashmore Reef produced 6 Oriental Honey-Buzzards that arrived on the island as a single flock, roosted overnight and departed the following morning, an immature male Siberian Thrush that was present from the 18-23 April and a Japanese Sparrowhawk that fed on a hapless Shining Bronze Cuckoo whilst we watched on the morning of the 27 April . Less than an hour after this bird had been found it flew north off the island towards Timor.
Rohan Clarke et al.

Tue 17 Apr Asian Brown Flycatcher Browse Island, Western Australia
An Asian Brown Flycatcher was found and photographed at Browse Island off the coast of the Kimberleys during a seabird and shorebird survey in mid April. This is the first record for Western Australia and about the 7th record for Australia (Previous records have been at Ashmore Reef (5) and the Cocos Islands (1)).
Rohan Clarke et al.

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