Black-backed Wagtail in Broome

To: "Allan Burbidge" <>, <>
Subject: Black-backed Wagtail in Broome
From: "Phil Joy" <>
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 15:18:45 +0800
Hi to All,
            A Black-backed Wagtail (Motacilla lugens) was seen at the Broome
Sewerage Ponds on Saturday and Sunday by George Swann and the BBO Wardens
Janet Sparrow & Chris Hassell.  This morning Chris and Jan saw the bird
again at the same place and managed to photograph it as well. Despite Jan
ending up with gravel rashed knees in the process.
Also present at Crystal Ponds this morning were 10 Yellow Wagtails
(Motacilla flava) and 3 Snipe Spp.
The only other records for Black-backed Wagtails in Australia appear to be
Fraser Is. ,Qld 1987 & just up the road in Derby in 1995 & 1996.

Phil Joy         
P O Box 21
W A            6725

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>
  • Black-backed Wagtail in Broome, Phil Joy <=

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU