BIRDLINE NSW - update 11 August 1997

Subject: BIRDLINE NSW - update 11 August 1997
From: "Chris Gladwin" <>
Date: 11 Aug 1997 11:08:11 EST

     It seems like things are picking up with birds on the move and several
     reports of Fairy Martins in the Sydney area last week.  Highlights in
     New South Wales during the last week are as follows:

     WANDERING ALBATROSS        2 North Head, Sydney 4/8
     GIANT PETREL SPP.          1 Long Reef 8/8
     COMMON DIVING PETREL       1 Long Reef, Sydney 5/8
     FLUTTERING SHEARWATER      22,000 Long Reef 10/8
     OSPREY                     1 Chittawy Point, Central Coast 2/8
     PAINTED BUTTON-QUAIL       1 Mitchell Park, cattai 3/8
     RED-CHESTED BUTTON-QUAIL   2 Capertee Valley (on second stretch of bitumen
                                before white bridge, seen crossing road) 17/7
     BROWN QUAIL                30 Cornwallis Road, Richmond 2/8
     STUBBLE QUAIL              2 Cornwallis Road, Richmond 2/8
     KING QUAIL                 4 Cornwallis Road, Richmond 2/8
     LEWIN'S RAIL               1 regularly south side of Dee Why Lagoon, Sydney
     PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER      1 Long Reef 9/8
     DOUBLE-BANDED PLOVER       4 Long Reef 9/8
     WHISKERED TERN             1 Centennial Park, Sydney 9/8
     GLOSSY BLACK COCKATOO      15 Mackerel Beach, Palm Beach (Sydney) 3/8 and
                                80 Salt Creek Dam, Pilliga S.F. 3/8
     SWIFT PARROT               2 Capertee Valley 2/8
     SHINING BRONZE CUCKOO      6 Noorangingy Reserve, Doonside (Sydney) 3/8
     SCARLET ROBIN              1 Mitchell Park, Cattai 3/8
     RUFOUS FANTAIL             1 Murwillumbah 8/8
     SPOTTED QUAILTHRUSH        3 Newnes, Lithgow 3/8
     PLUM-HEADED FINCH          20 Gum Swamp, Forbes 2/8

     Chris Gladwin
     Sydney, Australia

     BIRDLINE NSW (02) 9290 1778 - sponsored by Birds Australia, NSW Field
     Ornithologists Club and Cumberland Bird Observers Club

     Please reply direct as a I am unable to see "Birding-Aus"

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