Birdline Western Australia Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Western Australia Weekly Update
Date: 8 Dec 2014 06:51:35 +1000
   Birdline Western Australia

   Published sightings for the week ending 7 Dec 2014.

   Sat 6 Dec Red-kneed Dotterel (1) Black-fronted Dotterel (3) Wood
   Sandpiper (1) Spotless Crake (1) Lake Claremont
   Australian Spotted Crake (2) Nankeen Heron (1) Others saw: Baillon's
   Crake (1); Little Bittern (1)
   Bob Hay
   Thu 4 Dec Long-toed Stint Lake Baghdad (Rottnest Island)
   Unusual habitat for this species. Also Hooded Plover & Greater Sand
   Plover at causeway, Rock Parrot flew over Lake Baghdad.
   Mark Stanley
   Wed 3 Dec Chinese Pond Heron Cocos Keeling Islands South of Home Island
   Half an hour walk through knee deep tropical water at low tide has
   found the Pond heron Six out of seven times since May 2014
   Geof Christie
   Tue 2 Dec Little Bittern Lake Claremont
   At least 2 Little Bitterns seen this morning between 7-8 am on the east
   side of Lake Claremont, flying between patches of reeds and eventually
   showing towards top of reeds. Also Wood Sandpiper (1), Red-necked
   Avocets (4), Sharp-tailed Sandpipers (8), Spotless Crake (1),
   Australian Crake (2), White-necked Heron (1).
   Mark Stanley
   Sun 30 Nov Hodgson's Hawk Cuckoo Cocos Keeling Islands Home island
   Seen on a bare branch drying it's feathers out while we tried to photo
   the Blue and White Fly Catcher.
   Geof Christie and John Weigel
   Blue and White Flycatcher Cocos Keeling Islands, Home Island
   Feeding in a caterpillar laden tree.overhanging the public boat ramp.
   Photographed early morning, midday and late afternoon. Hodgson's Hawk
   Cuckoo and a possible Oriental Cuckoo.seen in the same tree early
   Geof Christie and John Wiegle
   Fri 28 Nov Chinese Sparrow Hawk Cocos Keeling Islands West Island
   Seen at Bechat Besar , a swampy fresh water lake . Spotted while
   sitting at Birdies Beach.
   Geof Christie
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