birding-aus BIRDLINE NSW - update 27.9.99

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From: "Gladwin, Chris [JJPAU]" <>
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 1999 06:42:49 +0800
Lots of migrants again this week with highlights, as reported to Birdline NSW, 
as follows:

GREY-HEADED ALBATROSS   1 off Wollongong 19/9
SOUTHERN GIANT PETREL   1"white phase" Mistral Point, Maroubra 20/9
SOUTHERN FULMAR 1 off Wollongong 19/9
TAIHITI PETREL  1 off Sydney 25/9 - how many Taihiti petrels ever get to see a 
Light-mantled Sooty Albatross in their life?
BLACK-BELIED STORM-PETREL       1 off Sydney 25/9
BULLER'S SHEARWATER     1 Mistral Point, Maroubra, Sydney 20/9
SHORT-TAILED SHEARWATER 65 Mistral Point, Maroubra, Sydney 20/9
BUFF-BANDED RAIL        1 Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney 22/9
PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER   2 Mason Park, Strathfield 26/9
GREY PLOVER             1 Penrhyn Road, Botany 21/9 and 23/9
SOUTHERN SKUA   1 Mistral Point, Maroubra 19/9
CHANNEL-BILLED CUCKOO   Widely reported in Sydney suburbs last week
KOEL            2 Janelli 17/9, 1 Mosman 19/9, 1 Chippendale 21/9 and 1 
Turramurra 24/9 - all are Sydney suburbs indicating widespread arrival last 
BLACK-EARED CUCKOO      1 Tarrawee NP, Wentworth  (far west NSW) 23/9
BRUSH CUCKOO    1 Cattai NP, Windsor 26/9 - first return for summer
DOLLARBIRD              1 Botany 21/9 and 1 Marsfield 22/9 both Sydney - first 
returns for summer
TOPKNOT PIGEON  50 Mosman, Sydney 19/9 and 2 Domain, Sydney city centre 22/9
SOOTY OWL               1 Lady Carrington Drive, Audley, Royal NP 25/9
YELLOW-TAILED BLACK COCKATOO    50 Mosman, Sydney 19/9
RED-WINGED PARROT       1 Cassilis - east and south of normal range - 17/9
BLUE-WINGED PARROT      1 Lake Cargellico to Round Hill 23/9
BUDGERIGAR              "present" Nyalla Lake, Wentworth 22/9
RUFOUS SONGLARK 1 Silverwater NR, Olympics Site 26/9 - unusual in Sydney these 
WHITE-BROWED TREECREEPER        1 Tarrawee NR, Wentworth 23/9
STRIATED GRASSWREN      3 groups Tarrawee NP, Wentworth 23/9
BLACK-FACED MONARCH     1 Lady Carrington Drive, Audley, Royal NP 16/9 - first 
return for summer - and an early record
PILOTBIRD       2 Hassans Walls Reserve, Lithgow 22/9
GREY-FRONTED HONEYEATER 4 Tarrawee NP, Wentworth 23/9
BLACK HONEYEATER                "large numbers" Round Hill NR and Yathong NR 
PIED HONEYEATER 3 Nulla Homestead, north of Wentworth 22/9
ORANGE CHAT     3 Lake Cargellico to Round Hill 23/9
CRIMSON CHAT    "several" Lake Cargellico to Round Hill 23/9
NUTMEG MANNIKIN 30 Mason Park, Strathfield 26/9

Chris Gladwin
Sydney, Australia

BIRDLINE NSW (02) 9439 9536 - sponsored by Birds Australia, NSW Field 
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