Birdline Western Australia Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Western Australia Weekly Update
Date: 7 Jul 2014 13:43:21 +1000

Birdline Western Australia

Published sightings for the week ending 6 Jul 2014.

Sun 6 Jul Eastern Reef Egret (dark morph) Onslow Beach, Onslow
Watched this guy fishing for well over an hour. The beach here is overlooked. Great numbers of Bar-tailed Godwit, Lesser Sand-Plover, stints and Red-capped Plover; also good numbers of Caspian and Gull-billed Tern.
Chris Pollard

Sat 5 Jul Buff-sided Robin Lake Kununurra
1 bird in scrub opposite Discovery Tourist Park near golf course
Greg Roberts

Thu 3 Jul Lemon-bellied Flycatcher Derby Wharf
Kimberley Flycatcher. ssp. tormenti. Searched general region extensively for this bird without result. Tried mangroves around wharf and used playback. No luck. Gave up and called White-breasted Whistler. Within moments 3 Flycatchers arrived. Many shots taken to establish accuracy of identification and photographs of diagnostic tail spots available.
Jean & Paul Newman

Tue 1 Jul Wedge-tailed Eagle East side of Lake Cooloongup (next to Old Mandura Rd, north of Kerosine lane)
Single bird sitting in a tree watching over the lake; Haven't seen one in this area before.
S. Plunkett

Thu 26 Jun Carnaby's Black- Cockatoo Baldavis Road, near Rockingham Regional Memorial Park
A flock of around 30 birds seen flying fairly low over the paddock next to the road. No photo (I was driving)

Pied Heron (red morph) Lake Argyle

Giles Daubeney and Greg Smith

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