BBO Mistnets Oriental Reed - Warbler

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Subject: BBO Mistnets Oriental Reed - Warbler
From: "Phil Joy" <>
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 1998 12:58:49 +0800
Hi there Folks,
                      An Oriental Reed - Warbler ( Acrocephalus orientalis)
was mistnetted by an excited band of birders headed by Warden Chris Hassell
yesterday morning.  The bird was caught in mangroves at Crab Creek, an
unlikely habitat, and after banding, processing, full description being
written up and many photos taken was released.
What with the previous capture of an Arctic Warbler by Chris & Jan at the
BBO and the sighting of a House Swift by Danny Rogers, Broome is fast
becoming the new bird capital of Australia.
It seems that every year at about this time there are new birds to be seen.
Also with us is the imminent spectacular departure of  the Waders to their
Arctic breeding grounds, most  of them in their full breeding plumage
Anyone with serious birding intentions would be well advised to head this
way.  Despite the heat and humidity.


Phil Joy         
P O Box 21
W A            6725

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