Red-throated_Pipit in Broome W.A

Subject: Red-throated_Pipit in Broome W.A
From: Adrian Boyle <>
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2010 18:34:00 +0800
Hi all

Just a quick email to say that George Swann of Kimberley Birdwatching 
discovered a strange Pipit yesterday on one of the town ovals in Broome.
It was thought to be a Red-throated but better views were required to clinch 
the ID

The bird returned today and I was able to get a few images.
Its the first 2 images in the below gallery. In the same gallery the bird from 
07 can also be seen.

This is now the 3rd record for Broome all within less that 2km of each other 
and the last 2 records being on the same oval.

Incase some people are keen for a visit the following information may be of use.

It has been seen on the 2 ovals next to Woolworths near the BRAC centre.
This oval gets mowed every Wednesday morning so not the best time to visit. 
Late afternoons there is usually sports on the oval and at 4pm a group of 
prisoners do a bit of exercise.

The bird is super wary and you can not at this stage get closer that 100m 
mostly around 150m before it flushes.
Over the past 2 days it has left the oval in the direction of the airport at 
approx 3.30pm and seems to not return for the rest of the day.
Despite a super early visit to the oval this morning it could not be found 
until later in the morning and this is the same pattern of the 07 bird.

There has been often 80 Yellow Wagtails feeding on the oval along with at least 
4 Green-headed Wagtails.
ALL keen local birders will be busy for most of the day doing a Shorebird 
survey so there is unlikely to be an update tomorrow.

Great find George

Cheers Adrian Boyle==============================
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