Birdline Australia Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Australia Weekly Update
Date: 16 Sep 2013 10:26:32 +1000

Birdline Australia

Published sightings for the week ending 15 Sep 2013.

Sat 14 Sep Barn Swallow West Island, Cocos Keeling Islands
There have been large numbers of Barn Swallow all over West Island in the last week, particularly at Quarantine Station, the Old Jetty and near the Transfer Station. There have even been some flying through West Island township! I haven't seen that before. There are up to 6 little birds sitting on the Q Station fence at any one time and several more flying around the same area. I have recorded Barn Swallows here every month except May and June since I started bird watching in January 2011 but have never seen them in large numbers before or sitting on the Q Station fence in small groups.
Pam Jones

Fri 13 Sep Asian Koel West Island, Cocos Keeling Islands
Male Asian Koel seen 13.9.13 near the lime tree hedge at the Farm hiding in the same tree as the Watercock was seen January 2010,11 and 12. The bird comes out of the tree and flies low, not far from the ground to hide in another tree further along the hedge of trees (no photo).
Pamela Jones, Peter and Jenny Sedgwick

Thu 12 Sep Common Redshank The Creek opposite the Quarantine Station on West Island, Cocos Keeling Islands
Two Redshank seen on 12th and 13th September 2013. One pictured here with a Common Sandpiper. One or two Redshank have been seen on West Island monthly since January 2013.
Geof Christie, Pam Jones, Peter and Jenny Sedgwick

Sun 8 Sep Asian Koel Home Island, Cocos Keeling Islands
Female Asian Koel seen on Home Island in the fruit trees at Oceana House (pictured).
Geof Christie

Wed 4 Sep Grey Wagtail the road into Bechat Besar, West Island, Cocos Keeling Islands
First migrant this season
Pam Jones

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