birding-aus BIRDLINE NSW - update 16.8.99

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Subject: birding-aus BIRDLINE NSW - update 16.8.99
From: "Gladwin, Chris [JJPAU]" <>
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 1999 06:33:05 +0800
Highlights in NSW over the last week or so, as reported to Birdline NSW, are as 

WANDERING ALBATROSS     14 Maroubra, Sydney 15/8 - unusually high count these 
"NORTHERN" ROYAL ALBATROSS      1 off Wollongong 8/8
"SOUTHERN" ROYAL ALBATROSS      1 off Wollongong 8/8
"CHATHAM ISLAND" SHY ALBATROSS  1 off Batman's Bay, Eden 8/8
WHITE-HEADED PETREL     57 off Sydney 7/8 - staggering number!
SOUTHERN FULMAR 1 Long Reef, Sydney 15/8 - surely the one bird hanging around? 
And 1 off Bateman's Bay, Eden 8/8
BLUE PETREL             2 off Bateman's Bay, Eden 8/8 and 1 Long Reef, Sydney 
SOUTHERN GIANT PETREL   2 "white phase" Long Reef, Sydney 15/8 - are these two 
birds best of friends as they always seem to be together?
COMMON DIVING PETREL    1 Long Reef, Sydney 6/8
WEDGE-TAILED SHEARWATER 1 Maroubra, Sydney 12/8 - first of summer
HUTTON'S SHEARWATER     300 Maroubra, Sydney 12/8 - major movement
FRECKLED DUCK   still 2 Karoo Station Dam, near Meadow Flat between Bathurst 
and Lithgow 7/8
GREY GOSHAWK    1 Devlin's Creek, Epping, Sydney 11/8
PACIFIC BAZA            1 Turramurra, Sydney 8/8
BRUSH TURKEY    1 Bradley's Head, Sydney Harbour 8/8 - surely an escapee or 
released bird?
LEWIN'S RAIL            2 with 2 chicks Maroubra Surf Club, Sydney 13/8 - 
finally proof of breeding here
CASPIAN TERN    1 Homebush Bay, Sydney 14/8
WHITE-FRONTED TERN      18 Maroubra, Sydney 15/8 - highest count all winter
WHITE-BACKED SWALLOW    2 Capertee Valley 14/8
MANGROVE GERYGONE       1 Homebush Bay, Sydney 8/8 and 14/8 - south of present 
(but not historical) range

Chris Gladwin
Sydney, Australia

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