Square-tailed kite at Kurnell

Subject: Square-tailed kite at Kurnell
From: Trevor Quested <>
Date: Sun, 23 Jun 96 12:55:55 +1000 (EST)
A square-tailed kite, a rare bird around Sydney was seen by many at the
Cumberland Bird Observers Club outing to Kurnell. 

A walk to Boat Harbour produced the expected Double-banded plovers and two
White-fronted terns along with a Reef Egret.

The day ended at Cape Solander where we saw a Black-browed Albatross and six
Hump-backed Whales breeching and playing as they meandered north. At the
Captain Cook Landing site a second year Pacific Gull was on the shore.

Over seventy species were seen many of which were lifers for a visitor from

Trevor Quested                          "Fish of Air" by Graham Alcorn
Sydney Australia                        Wheeling, soaring, circling,
                      swooping on sickle wings,
                                        out of the storm clouds come the Swifts
Phone. +61 2 9955 6266                  swimming in the wind.
Fax. +61 2 9959 4005                            

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