Birdline Australia Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Australia Weekly Update
Date: 5 Nov 2012 01:30:39 +1000

Birdline Australia

Published sightings for the week ending 4 Nov 2012.

Sat 3 Nov Eastern Yellow Wagtail, Great Knot, Common Sandpiper The Honeysuckles - near Seaspray, Victoria
Young wagtail seen and heard repeatedly in salt marsh and paddocks near the causeway in the Honeysuckles near Seaspray. Also Great knots and Common Sandpiper which are unusual here and around 60 Bar-tailed Godwits.
Tim Bawden

Fri 2 Nov Laughing Gull Torres Strait, Queensland
Laughing Gull (x2) seen central Torres Strait islands.
Justin Watson per Rob Morris and Tim Dolby

Tue 30 Oct Arctic Tern Newcastle Baths, New South Wales
First year Arctic Tern present at Newcastle Baths around 1330 today. The bird was found by Allan Richardson yesterday. The image shows the bird in the centre with comparison available to surrounding Common Terns. Apart from about 80 of the latter there were at least 2 White-fronteds, giving a rare "commic trifecta". 3 Littles and numerous Cresteds rounded out the tern tally nicely.
Allan Richardson and Mick Roderick

Mon 29 Oct Little Ringed Plover. Leanyer Water Treatment Plant, Northern Territory
1 Little Ringed Plover along with 2 Australasian Pratincoles and 1 Yellow Wagtail on Pond no.2.
Edward Smith

Sat 27 Oct Freckled Duck Lake Cargelligo Sewage Treatment Works, New South Wales
At least 40 Freckled Ducks seen at the ponds.
Brendan Sheean, Ben Walmsley and James Brown

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