Birdline Western Australia Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Western Australia Weekly Update
Date: 11 Feb 2013 01:31:43 +1000

Birdline Western Australia

Published sightings for the week ending 10 Feb 2013.

Fri 8 Feb Mute Swan Rockingham, Western Australia
Snez Plunkett's photo, attached to his report of 'White Swan', clearly shows the two birds as Mute Swan (cygnus olor) rather than the other two white swans, Whooper Swan (cygnus cygnus) and Bewick's Swan (cygnus columbianus).
Kelvin Sparks (observer of said photo on website!!)

Great Crested Grebe lake Richmond, Rockingham, Western Australia
I've not see the GCG at this location previously. Just one bird sighted, but there may be more than one. PS I also submitted a report on a sighting of Dusky Moorhen at lake Richmond; Not sure if it was rc'd.
Snez Plunkett

White Swan lake Richmond, Rockingham, Western Australia
A pair of White Swans have been observed at Lake Richmond since around Christmas. I am not sure how significant this is given that they are not a native bird.
Snez Plunkett

Wed 6 Feb Banded Stilt Mangles Bay, off Peron Rd, Rockingham, Western Australia
14+ birds sighted early afternoon today landing on the beach (between the 2 boat clubs) for a short while (until a walker scared them away). Have seen quite large flocks flying across this part of the bay at random times, since Christmas. (have not seen them in this area last year)
Snez Plunkett

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