Published sightings for the week ending 7 Apr 2013.
|Thu 4 Apr
||Edible-nest-type Swiftlet, Eurasian Wigeon, Franklin's Gull
Broome Sewage Ponds, Carnarvon, Cervantes, Western Australia
George Swann reports that there are three Edible-nest-type Swiftlets currently at the Broome sewage ponds. I noticed on the weather map tonight a monsoonal cloud band lying across the northern Kimberley. The Lesser Black-backed Gull has gone. Frank O'Connor advises that still there are the Wigeon at Carnarvon and the Franklin's Gull at Cervantes.
George Swann & Frank O'Connor per Mike Carter
|Wed 3 Apr
Cervantes, Western Australia
MIke Bouette and I saw the Franklin's Gull, with Silver Gulls, near the BBQ area by the caravan park at about 2.30.
|Mon 1 Apr
Cairns Esplanade, Queensland
1 Black-tailed Gull seen today from 2pm-4pm on The Esplanade, Cairns. There is no doubt about the ID of this bird, a first immature non-breeding Black-tailed Gull, the first of this species for Cairns & one of just a handful of records in Australia. More photos are available on request - one of Martin's herewith to show some key diagnostics.
Martin Cachard, Terry Reis, Adam Arnold
|Thu 28 Mar
Windy Harbour, Western Australia
With Mike Bouette, who spotted the Grey Wagtail (Thurs 28). Weather cloudy, cool, showery. Also Ruddy Turnstone, Sanderling, Red-necked Stint (1) With the Sanderlings on the beach.
Grey Wagtail Flying along the beach rocks close to the water. Photo by MIke Bouette.
Val La May
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