birding-aus BIRDLINE NSW - update 13.9.99

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Subject: birding-aus BIRDLINE NSW - update 13.9.99
From: "Gladwin, Chris [JJPAU]" <>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 09:07:13 +0800
Plenty more great records this week and migrants now pouring in.  Highlights in 
NSW over the last week, as reported to Birdline NSW, are as follows:

WANDERING ALBATROSS     35 Point Perpendicular, South Coast 12/9 - extremely 
high count
SHY ALBATROSS   400 Point Perpendicular, South Coast 12/9 - extremely high count
BLACK-VROWED ALBATROSS  150 Maroubra, Sydney 11/9 - extremely high count
SOUTHERN GIANT PETREL   3 "white phase" Point Perpendicular, South Coast 12/9
CAPE PETREL             5 Long Reef, Sydney 7/9 & 34 Maroubra, Sydney 11/9
WHITE-HEADED PETREL     1 Maroubra, Sydney 8/9
WHITE-CHINNED PETREL    1 off Sydney 11/9
BLUE PETREL             1 Long Reef, Sydney 7/9 & 1 Point Perpendicular, South 
Coast 12/9 - just amazing!
SOUTHERN FULMAR 1 Point Perpendicular, South Coast 12/9 - extraordinary series 
of records continues!
WEDGE-TAILED SHEARWATER 1 "white phase" Long Reef, Sydney 7/9
SHORT-TAILED SHEARWATER 9 Maroubra, Sydney 11/9 - first return for summer
SWAMP HARRIER   1 Homebush Bay, Sydney 5/9
GREY GOSHAWK    1 Berkeley Vale, Central Coast 5/9
PACIFIC BAZA            1 Brisbane Water NP 27/8 & 1 Mardi 11/9 - both Central 
RED-BACKED BUTTON-QUAIL 1 Mangrove Mountain, Central Coast 11/9 - same "garden" 
as a record 2 years ago
LEWIN'S RAIL            still present Magic Point, Maroubra, Sydney
SPOTLESS CRAKE  1 Burrawang, Sydney 5/9
BUSH STONE-CURLEW       1 Cockle Bay NR, Empire Bay, Central Coast 17/8
PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER   1 Shoalhaven Heads, South Coast 22/8 - first return for 
SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER  1 Picnic Point, The Entrance 11/9 - first Central Coast 
return for summer
ARCTIC SKUA             1 Maroubra, Sydney 9/9 - first return for summer
TOPKNOT PIGEON  20 Glebe, inner Sydney 8/9
SUPERB FRUIT DOVE       1 imm impaled on fence near Wyong, Central Coast 1/9
PHEASANT COUCAL 1heard Akuna Bay, Ku-ring Gai NP, Sydney 6/9
CHANNEL-BILLED CUCKOO   1 Mount Colah, Sydney 12/9 & 1 Wollongong 12/9 - first 
returns for summer
PALLID CUCKOO   1 Scheyville NP, Windsor 15/8 - first return for summer
SACRED KINGFISHER       1 Lane Cove, Sydney 3/9 - first return for summer
TAWNEY GRASSBIRD        1 Magic Point, Maroubra, Sydney - holding territory
WHITE-THROATED GERYGONE 1 Terry Hills, Sydney 2/9 and Mardi, Central Coast 3/9 
- first returns for summer

Chris Gladwin
Sydney, Australia

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