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
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
BIRDLINE NSW (02) 9439 9536 - sponsored by Birds Australia, NSW Field
Ornithologists Club, Cumberland Bird Observers Club, Hunter Bird Observer's
Club and Illawarra Bird Observers Club
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