NSW Central Coast Records

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Subject: NSW Central Coast Records
From: "Alan Morris" <>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 08:32:08 +1100
Hi Birders,
There has been some good birds seen on the Central Coast during January 2002, some of these observations are set out below.
A Hooded Plover was present on the edge of the Little Tern colony at Karagi Pt The Entrance on 16 January when seen by Don and Val Moon and again on 22 January when seen independently by Ern Dunkley. I could not locate the bird on 24 January . This is the first record for the Central Coast, as Hooded Plovers rarely are recorded north of the Illawarra region.
White-winged Black Terns were first reported at Karagi Pt on 19 December and are still present. Prior to New Year up to 20 were present but only 3-4 birds have been seen in January. Look for them amongst the large flocks of Common Terns.
A Masked Owl was seen at Warnervale on 19 January by Robert Payne.
A male Turquoise Parrot was seen at Chittaway Bay on 3 January by AKM and another at Mangrove Mountain about 10 January by Margaret Pointer, both considered to be bushfire refugeees.
A Black Bittern was seen on a creek at West Gosford on 10 Januaruy by Peter Settle and 1 at Lees Res Chittaway on 10 January, A+J out of a nest near the railway bridge, Ourimbah Creek 10 Jan, and another at Porters Creek, west of Wyong on 11 January all by AKM.
2A+2Y Pacific Bazas were at Palmdale on 21 January seen by Malcolm McNaughton, while another pair with 2 young are still present at John & Carole Carpenter's place at Mardi.
Plenty of White-throated Needletails throughout the coast area.
Alan Morris
Central Coast, Birding NSW Group
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