Birdline Australia Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Australia Weekly Update
Date: 29 Oct 2014 09:51:56 +1000
   Birdline Australia

   Published sightings for the week ending 28 Oct 2014.

   Mon 27 Oct White wagtail Lee Point
   Hi all, This morning at around 6:05 AM I saw a white wagtail at Lee
   Point. It was a very short encounter, I entered the beach at 5:55 and
   was looking at some sandplovers on the rocks near the entrance. I then
   walked further on the beach heading to Buffelo Creek for the shorebird
   count. on the right of the entrance of the beach you have a line of
   casuarina trees and I was about halfway those trees when the white
   wagtail flew towards me. It was still pretty dark because sunrise was a
   couple of minutes later. The bird flew at a height of about 5-7 metres
   in its typical undulating flight (up-down) and called with it's typical
   "dzip" every time it was at its lowest point of it's flight. tail was
   relatively long and slim. wings were pretty wide and it had a short
   head. I'm a Dutch Intern at CDU and see white wagtails (I know
   different subspec. but silhouette and sound are still the same) on a
   daily basis back home and I see them very often flying over like the
   bird did this morning. In short: I'm 100% sure it was a white wagtail.
   I don't no how often there are white wagtails in Darwin but if not, I
   hope you guys are able to find it again. Cheers
   Coen van Tuijl
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