Birdline Western Australia Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Western Australia Weekly Update
Date: 5 Jan 2015 06:48:31 +1000
   Birdline Western Australia

   Published sightings for the week ending 4 Jan 2015.

   Sat 3 Jan White-tailed Tropicbbird Mosman Park
   White-tailed Tropicbird flying overhead 4.30pm today. Seen again same
   place 6pm.
   Cloe Dale per Pam Smith
   Wed 31 Dec Rufous Night Heron, Australian Spotted Crake Lake Claremont
   3 Rufous Night Herons and a Aust Spotted Crake were seen during a walk
   around the lake. 1 of the night-herons was an immature (see photo).
   Other birds of interest included Pink-eared Ducks with ducklings,
   Black-winged Stilts with young, Blue-billed Ducks. Have also seen
   Spotless Crake on previous visit two days before. Didn't get time to
   look to see if Wood Sandpipers were still present. The lake is
   continuing to dry out. Have been surprised at the number of species
   that still have dependant young at this time of the year (approx. 10
   species - ducks, grebes, cockatoos and honeyeaters).
   John Harris - Wildlife Experiences (Melbourne)
   red-necked avocet 11 Lake Claremont
   observed about 9:30 a.m. with Andrew Montgomery
   Bob Hay
   grey plover 3; fairy tern c10; little egret 3; knot species 5;
   greenshank 1 Point Waylen, Alfred Cove, Perth
   c30 pied oystercatcher observed about 11:00 a.m. with Andrew Montgomery
   on a rising tide (mudflats almost covered)
   Bob Hay
   buff-banded rail 1; spotless crake 1; Australian spotted crake 2; wood
   sandpiper 2 Lake Claremont
   red-kneed dotterel 1; black-fronted dotterel 2; nankeen night heron 1;
   yellow-billed spoonbill 1; white-faced heron 1 observed about 9:30 a.m.
   with Andrew Montgomery rails seen at east side of Lake on mud flats in
   the open
   Bob Hay
   Mon 29 Dec Black Breasted Buzzard Bullsbrook
   Soaring 1 kilometre NE Bullsbrook.
   Colin Ferrell
   Ruff (2), Pectoral Sandpiper (8), Long-toed Stint (1) Lake McLarty
   Lake is drying fast - probably less than a week in it. Most birds at
   the northern end so access best through western gate in NW corner.
   Broad-billed Sandpipers (2 - southern end) and Reeve (1) also reported
   in previous days, and 24 Pectoral Sandpipers reported yesterday for
   north and south ends combined.
   Plaxy Barratt, Micha Jackson, Peter Kyne
   Sat 27 Dec Banded Stilt c3500; Red-capped Plover c15; Sanderling 4;
   Ruddy Turnstone 4 Herschel and Government Lakes (Rottnest Island)
   At Government House Lake: crested tern c1000 (including c200 young);
   red-necked stint c30 At lake to east of Government House Lake:
   red-necked avocet 11; black-necked stilt 1 Elsewhere on Island: rainbow
   bee-eater 3; Pacific gull 1 sub-adult (at dock); tree martin c100
   Bob Hay
   Fri 26 Dec Square-tailed Kite Margaret River Golf Club
   Single adult bird flying slowly over the course.
   Richard Nowotny & Diana Bryant
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