birding-aus HBOC outing

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From: "Alan Stuart" <>
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 22:22:29 +1100
Hunter Bird Observers Club had its November outing today, to a location
East Seaham (approx 20 km NW of Newcastle).  It was a great day out. For
those interested, we were at a private property called Bush Haven, where
the owners Jenny and Ken Musicka have a cabin available for overnight
guests (looked good, cost seemed reasonable).  On today's basis, where we
recorded 107 species, it's not a bad place to stay!  The total count
included a few night birds heard by people staying on Saturday night.  The
full list is below.

A highlight for me was the number of breeding species we found - these
included Brown Thornbill, Brown Gerygone, Brown Goshawk, Noisy Friarbird,
White-throated Gerygone, Black Swan, Wonga Pigeon, Scarlet Honeyeater,
Eastern Yellow Robin, Spotted Pardalote,  Lewin's Honeyeater,
White-breasted Woodswallow, White-throated Nightjar.
Concerning the latter - we found a pair of with a "nest" with 1 egg.  It
was the most basic nest I've ever seen - the egg just laid amongst some
fallen gum leaves. 

The full list for the outing is:
Brown Quail
Black Swan
Aust. Wood Duck
Pacific Black Duck
Grey Teal
Chestnut Teal
Australasian Grebe
Little Pied Cormorant
Little Black Cormorant
Great Cormorant
Australian Pelican
White-faced Heron
Great Egret
Intermediate Egret
Cattle Egret
Royal Spoonbill
Yellow-billed Spoonbill
White-bellied Sea-eagle
Swamp Harrier
Brown Goshawk
Collared Sparrowhawk
Dusky Moorhen
Latham's Snipe
Masked Lapwing
Silver Gull
Spotted Turtle-Dove
Common Bronzewing
Peaceful Dove
Bar-shouldered Dove
Wonga Pigeon
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Rainbow Lorikeet
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
Little Lorikeet
Australian King-Parrot
Eastern Rosella
Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Shining Bronze-Cuckoo
Channel-billed Cuckoo
Pheasant Coucal
Powerful Owl
Southern Boobook
Tawny Frogmouth
White-throated Nightjar
White-throated Needletail
Azure Kingfisher
Laughing Kookaburra
Sacred Kingfisher
White-throated Treecreeper
Superb Fairy-wren
Variegated Fairy-wren
Southern Emu-wren
Spotted Pardalote
Striated Pardalote
White-browed Scrubwren
Brown Gerygone
White-throated Gerygone
Brown Thornbill
Yellow Thornbill
Red Wattlebird
Striped Honeyeater
Noisy Friarbird
Noisy Miner
Lewin's Honeyeater
Yellow-faced Honeyeater
White-naped Honeyeater
Eastern Spinebill
Scarlet Honeyeater
Eastern Yellow Robin
Grey-crowned Babbler
Eastern Whipbird
Golden Whistler
Rufous Whistler
Grey Shrike-thrush
Black-faced Monarch
Leaden Flycatcher
Rufous Fantail
Grey Fantail
Willie Wagtail
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
Olive-backed Oriole
White-breasted Woodswallow
Grey Butcherbird
Pied Butcherbird
Australian Magpie
Pied Currawong
Australian Raven
White-winged Chough
Satin Bowerbird
Red-browed Finch
Welcome Swallow
Fairy Martin
Tawny Grassbird
Golden-headed Cisticola
Bassian Thrush
Common Myna

Alan Stuart

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