Rottnest Island WA

Subject: Rottnest Island WA
From: Frank O'Connor <>
Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2001 18:31:03 +0800

Warwick Pickwell from Toogoolawah Qld and I visited Rottnest Island today. We were hoping for a Little Ringed Plover which was seen at the same time last year but no luck. But we still got some good sightings.

Top of the list was one Red-necked Phalarope on Pearse Lakes which had been reported a week earlier.

I saw my first Black-winged Stilts and Buff-banded Rail for my Rottnest list.

The most common misses were Red-capped Robin (we walked quickly through the golf course) and Red-necked Avocet (reported by others as numbers very low at the moment).

The full list was :

Common Pheasant (1 male plus many heard)
Indian Peafowl (1 female plus several heard)
Australian Shelduck (20+ including 4 advanced young)
Pied Cormorant (50+)
Osprey (2)
Nankeen Kestrel (1)
Buff-banded Rail (1)
Grey-tailed Tattler (1)
Ruddy Turnstone (~40)
Red-necked Stint (100s)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (3)
Curlew Sandpiper (10)
Red-necked Phalarope (1)
Pied Oystercatcher (8 including one brownish immature)
Black-winged Stilt (5)
Banded Stilt (1000+)
Grey Plover (6)
Red-capped Plover (100s)
Greater Sand Plover (1)
Banded Lapwing (9)
Silver Gull (100s)
Caspian Tern (~10)
Crested Tern (100+)
Fairy Tern (~100)
Bridled Tern (6)
Laughing Turtle-Dove (~10)
Spotted Turtle-Dove (4)
Rock Parrot (2)
Sacred Kingfisher (8)
Rainbow Bee-eater (2)
White-browed Scrubwren (7)
Western Gerygone (2 heard)
Singing Honeyeater (2 plus 20+ heard)
White-fronted Chat (30+)
Australian Raven (100+)
Welcome Swallow (100s)
Tree Martin (10+)
Silvereye (20+)
Frank O'Connor      Birding WA
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