Norfolk Island

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Subject: Norfolk Island
From: John Reidy <>
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 21:36:57 +1000
Hi all,
Have just returned from a week at Norfolk Island. Fabulous place for a holiday. Saw Slender-billed Whiteye, Golden Whistler, Grey Gerygone, Chook, California Quail, Norfolk Island Parakeet, White Tern, Pacific Robin in the first two days. A bonus was the Long-tailed Cuckoo seen once at the Botanical Gardens.

Seabirds were prolific with Black Noddies along with Wedge-tailed Shearwaters being the most common. Masked Boobies, Sooty Terns, Red Tailed Tropicbirds, Grey Ternlets, Great Frigatebirds, and the occasional Common Noddy were seen.

Managed a trip to Phillip Island. While it was past peak breeding season, managed to see Masked Boobies, Grey Ternlets, Black and Common Noddies, Sooty Terns, Black-winged Petrels and Red-tailed Tropicbirds all at close quarters including juveniles and chicks (fluff balls).

Many Golden Plovers, Turnstones and Wimbrels were in the vicinity of Kingston. The Golden plovers were certainly colouring up nicely.

38 species in all.

I wish to thank those that have posted trip reports to Norfolk Island previously.

If anyone would like further details further details please contact me.

Happy Birding,

John Reidy
Phone 02 9871 4836
Fax 02 9871 2616


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