WA Sightings

Subject: WA Sightings
From: "Frank O'Connor" <>
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 1996 01:42:48 +0800
A female Red-necked Phalarope was again seen at Rottnest Island.  She was
seen by Margaret Pfiefke and Philip Straw from Sydney about a week ago.
This is about the sixth year in a row that they have been seen at Rottnest
with three seen last summer from October to at least February.

Also, a Little Curlew was reported at Woodman Point on the coast near
Rockingham just south of Perth.  It was seen by Simon Neville of Falcon Tours.

A Pied Imperial Pigeon (resident WA race? - no barring seen on belly) has
been in Broome for about a month feeding on the red berries of the
Carpentaria Palms in a garden.

On a trip to the Derby sewage ponds on 18th October with George Swann we saw :

Australian Spotted Crake - 6
Barn Swallow - 6
Yellow Wagtail - 1 (good colour)
Little Curlew - 6 plus about 25 in town
Oriental Plover - 1
Oriental Pratincole - 2
Long-toed Stint - about 10

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