Published sightings for the week ending 21 Mar 2010.
Tue 16 Mar Cape Barren goose Ulladulla, New South Wales
A single C B Goose feeding on a lawn crnr Thadalee and Deering Sts
Ulludulla. Approachable but wary, didn't want to over alarm it by going
too close. Don't know if injured or escapee, the owner of the house said
it had been there all afternoon. No wing clips, bands on legs or any
other of domestic signs. It must be said that we dont get a lot of these
B.Rusk,P & M Moffat and C & K Macleay
Rufous Songlark Barrow Island, Western Australia
First record of Rufous Songlark on Barrow Island.
Nathan Waugh per Mike Cater
Mon 15 Mar Possible Magellanic Penguin Booti Booti National Park -
Elizabeth Beach, Pacific Palms, NSW, New South Wales
Seen in the surf at c.1pm. 99% certain it's a Magellanic, have seen
Magellanic in Argentina and African in Cape Town. The white throat band
did not appear to be as thick as on African Penguins, and the white band
around the face did not appear to be as thick either. Pink skin on the
face was not present around the base of the bill as in Humboldt. Could
not see all the breast so could not check for presence/absence of second
black breast band or speckles. The bird surfaced 5 times, each time for
bewteen 30 seconds and 2 mins, my closest view was from about 10m away.
[Please keep a lookout. Moderator.]
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