Western Australia Recent Bird Sightings (WABN 114)

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The sightings highlighted in red were included in the WA Bird Notes Issue 114 (June 2005). The sightings highlighted in bold red are the most unusual sightings and require some notes supporting the sightings. Click here for the previous sightings.

Perth & Mandurah (within UBD Street Directory) (Suburbs in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

01/05/2005 Helen & Keld Frederiksen White-necked Heron (9) Bibra Lake (Bibra Lake)
28/04/2005 Ryan Phillips Little Eagle (1) Kings Park (Kings Park)
25/04/2005 Wynton Maddeford Regent Parrot (3) Bella Cumming Reserve (Mundijong)
24/04/2005 Ryan Phillips Freckled Duck (2)
Elegant Parrot (2)
Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
24/04/2005 Sean Van Alphen
Dallas Lynch
Western Spinebill (female)
Red-capped Robin (2)
Ashfield Flats (Bassendean)
23/04/2005 Wynton Maddeford Purple-crowned Lorikeet (5) The Vines Golf Course (Ellenbrook)
21/04/2005 Mark Newman Short-billed Black-Cockatoo (70) near Austal Shipyards (Henderson)
20/04/2005 Mike Bamford Black-tailed Godwit (1) Creery Wetland (Erskine)
20/04/2005 Jeff Spencer Elegant Parrot (14) Hammond Road (Yangebup)
17/04/2005 David Henderson Hooded Plover (1) Bibra Lake (Bibra Lake)
16/04/2005 Ryan Phillips Common Bronzewing (1) UWA Land, Underwood Avenue (Shenton Park)
15/04/2005 David Jones Australian Bustard (1) Swanbourne Beach (Swanbourne)
13/04/2005 Mark Newman Little Eagle (1) Gilmore Avenue (Kwinana)
13/04/2005 Alan Collins White-necked Heron (1) Herdsman Lake (Herdsman)
11/04/2005 Frank O'Connor Fan-tailed Cuckoo (1)
Mistletoebird (1+)
Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary (Bayswater)
11/04/2005 Lorraine & Richard Chyne Red-rumped Parrot (aviary release) Tandy Street (Salters Point)
10/04/2005 Lorraine & Richard Chyne Little Eagle (pale phase) Mason's Landing (Cannington)
10/04/2005 Helen & Keld Frederiksen White-bellied Sea-Eagle (immature) Bibra Lake (Bibra Lake)
10/04/2005 Frank O'Connor Freckled Duck (2)
Glossy Ibis (22)
Brown Songlark (non breeding male)
Maurice Hamer Reserve (Herdsman)
Maurice Hamer Reserve (Herdsman)
Floreat Waters (Herdsman)
10/04/2005 Frank O'Connor Nankeen Night Heron (7+)
Tawny Frogmouth (2)
Heathcote (Applecross)
09/04/2005 Ryan Phillips White-winged Fairy-wren (6) Star Swamp (North Beach)
07/04/2005 Bill Rutherford White-bellied Sea-Eagle (immature)
Long-toed Stint (1)
Yangebup Lake (Yangebup)
05/04/2005 Mike Bamford Black-tailed Godwit (1) Alfred Cove (Attadale)
04/04/2005 Bill Rutherford Common Greenshank (27) Creery Wetlands (Erskine)
03/04/2005 Mark Newman White-bellied Sea-Eagle (immature) ALCOA Wellard Wetlands (Baldivis)
03/04/2005 Sean van Alphen Red-capped Robin (pair) Canning River, O'Dell Street (Thornlie)
03/04/2005 Helen Frederiksen Peregrine Falcon (immature) Bibra Lake (Bibra Lake)
02/04/2005 Mark Newman Peregrine Falcon (1) Ennis Avenue (Port Kennedy)
31/03/2005 Hank van Wees
Michael Hancock
Masked Lapwing (1) north of Neil Hawkins Park (Joondalup)
30/03/2005 Mark Newman White-bellied Sea-Eagle (immature) Austal Shipyards (Henderson)
29/03/2005 Brendan Kinsella Rock Parrot (9) near Lake Vincent (Rottnest Island)
28/03/2005 Rod Smith Pied Cormorant (1,200)
Jaeger sp. (6+)
off Woodman Point (Munster)
28/03/2005 Bill Rutherford Red Wattlebird (175+) Kwinana Golf Course (Calista)
27/03/2005 Alan Collins Freckled Duck (1)
Red-necked Avocet (6)
ALCOA Wellard Wetlands (Baldivis)
27/03/2005 Brendan Kinsella Whimbrel (1) West End (Rottnest Island)
27/03/2005 Alan Collins Broad-billed Sandpiper (1)
Greater Sand Plover (1)
Nairns (Coodanup)
27/03/2005 Ryan Phillips Hardhead (15) Scarborough Beach (Scarborough)
25/03/2004 Jane Prince
Lawrie Poole
Arctic Jaeger (15) 3km off Woodman Point (Munster)
25/03/2005 Mark Newman Chestnut Teal (5)
Pink-eared Duck (63)
Red-necked Stint (22)
Pectoral Sandpiper (1)
Banded Stilt (6)
ALCOA Wellard Wetlands (Baldivis)
25/03/2005 Wynton Maddeford Purple-crowned Lorikeet (8)
Red Wattlebird (57)
Macleod Road (Applecross)
Heathcote (Applecross)
22/03/2005 Peter Jacoby Australasian Shoveler (~500)
Pink-eared Duck (~500)
Spotless Crake (4)
Banded Stilt (2)
Red-necked Avocet (~75)
Lake Monger (Glendalough)
19/03/2005 BAWA Excursion Little Egret (2)
Little Egret (2)
Little Egret (2)
Australasian Gannet (1)
Spotless Crake (1)
Whimbrel (1)
Eastern Curlew (1)
Eastern Curlew (1)
Great Knot (12)
Greater Sand Plover (2)
Mandurah Bypass (Erskine)
Creery Wetlands (Dudley Park)
Nairns (Coodanup)
Mandurah Bypass (Erskine)
Mandurah Bypass (Erskine)
Mandurah Bypass (Erskine)
Mandurah Bypass (Erskine)
Nairns (Coodanup)
Nairns (Coodanup)
Nairns (Coodanup)
17/03/2005 Hank van Wees
Michael Hancock
Fork-tailed Swift (5)
White-winged Fairy-wren (6)
Red-capped Robin (1)
Iluka Foreshore (Iluka)
16/03/2005 BAWA Excursion Chestnut Teal (3) Garvey Park (Ascot)
12/03/2005 Rick Curtis Alexandrine Parrot (aviary release) Bayswater Riverside Gardens (Bayswater)
10/03/2005 Mark Newman Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo (6) Gilmore Avenue (Kwinana)
07/03/2005 Mark Newman Painted Button-quail (pair)
Wood Sandpiper (1)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (3)
ALCOA Wellard Wetlands (Baldivis)
07/03/2005 Helen & Keld Frederiksen Red-capped Robin (1) Bibra Lake (Bibra Lake)
07/03/2005 Wynton Maddeford Rainbow Bee-eater (20) Lake Claremont (Swanbourne)
06/03/2005 BAWA Excursion Stubble Quail (1 male)
Spotless Crake (2)
Banded Stilt (30)
White-winged Triller (1 female)
Lake Monger (Glendalough)
06/03/2005 Claire Stevenson Musk Lorikeet (2 aviary released) flying over Kwinana Freeway (Mt Pleasant)
03/03/2005 Wynton Maddeford Great Cormorant (1) Corio Road (Ravenswood)
02/03/2005 Tom Delaney Little Bittern (1)
White-fronted Chat (4)
Waterway Ave / Lakewood Ave (Ascot)
Resolution Drive (Maylands)
27/02/2005 Wynton Maddeford Wedge-tailed Eagle (1) Kwinana Freeway / Ankatell Road (Ankatell)
27/02/2005 David Henderson Black-tailed Godwit (1) Maurice Hamer Reserve (Herdsman)
25/02/2005 Jeff Spencer Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo (9) Yangebup Road (Yangebup)
21/02/2005 Wynton Maddeford Freckled Duck (21) Maurice Hamer Reserve (Herdsman)
20/02/2005 BAWA Excursion Glossy Ibis (2)
Spotless Crake (1)
Banded Stilt (25)
Whiskered Tern (10)
Red-capped Robin (1)
Bibra Lake (Bibra Lake)
19/02/2005 Jeff Spencer Red-necked Avocet (13) Lake Yangebup (Yangebup)
19/02/2005 Ryan Phillips
Sean Tomlinson
Red-necked Avocet (25) Cottesloe Beach (Cottesloe)
13/02/2005 Ryan Phillips
Steve Phillips
Common Sandpiper (1)
Lesser Sand Plover (1)
Parker Point (Rottnest)
Salmon Bay (Rottnest)
12/02/2005 Wes Bancroft Tasmanian Native-hen (escapee) Mussell Pool (Whiteman Park)
10/02/2005 Jeff Spencer Regent Parrot (15) Yangebup Road (Yangebup)
08/02/2005 Ryan Phillips Pacific Gull (adult) Watermans Beach (Marmion)
05/02/2005 Peter Jacoby Great Egret (100s)
Peregrine Falcon (1)
Banded Stilt (12)
Whiskered Tern (25)
Lake Joondalup (Joondalup)
04/02/2005 Wynton Maddeford Glossy Ibis (3 flying)
Tawny Frogmouth (4)
Canning Bridge (Applecross)
Heathcote (Applecross)
03/02/2005 Wynton Maddeford Australian Hobby (3) Point Walter (Bicton)
03/02/2005 David Taggart Eastern Reef Egret (2 grey) Lake Joondalup South (Woodvale)
01/02/2005 Hank van Wees Chestnut Teal (male)
White-necked Heron (1)
Lake Joondalup South (Woodvale)
01/02/2005 Wynton Maddeford Purple Swamphen (2)
Common Greenshank (27)
Alfred Cove (Attadale)
14/12/2004 Jeff Spencer White-bellied Sea-Eagle (2)
Black-winged Stilt (~1,000)
Thomsons Lake (Beeliar)

 

South West (Murchison River to Esperance) (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

28/04/2005 BAWA Excursion Fan-tailed Cuckoo (1)
Red-capped Robin (immature)
Dusky Woodswallow (50)
Gleneagle Rest Area (Wandering)
24/04/2005 Robyn Pickering Red-necked Avocet (300) Lake Pollard (Waroona)
24/04/2005 BAWA Excursion Barking Owl (1)
Crested Shrike-tit (1)
Chestnut-rumped Thornbill (4+)
Congelin Camp Ground, Dryandra (Williams)
Old Mill Dam, Dryandra (Cuballing)
Congelin Camp Ground, Dryandra (Williams)
24/04/2005 John & Hazel Darnell Black-eared Cuckoo (1) Darkan River Road (Beverley)
23/04/2005 Brice & Gail Wells White-fronted Honeyeater (2) Cemetery (Quairading)
23/04/2005 Brice & Gail Wells White-eared Honeyeater (1)
White-fronted Honeyeater (3)
Quairading Community Reserve (Quairading)
22/04/2005 Bill Russell Spotted Nightjar (road kill) very near Preston Beach (Waroona)
21/04/2005 Michael Craig Greater Sand Plover (1) Lake McLarty (Murray)
21/04/2005 Bill Russell Cattle Egret (8) Australind Bypass (Dardanup)
17/04/2005 John & Hazel Darnell Black-eared Cuckoo (1) Darkan River Road (Beverley)
15/04/2005 David Secomb Barking Owl (1) Congelin Camp Ground, Dryandra (Williams)
10/04/2005 Frank O'Connor White-winged Triller (1 immature) Collins Road (Brookton)
09/04/2005 Bill Russell Fan-tailed Cuckoo (2) Preston Beach (Waroona)
01/04/2005 Bill Russell Red-necked Stint (2,500)
Banded Stilt (500)
Lake Preston north (Waroona)
31/03/2005 Bill Russell Spotted Nightjar (1) very near Preston Beach (Waroona)
28/03/2005 Ryan Phillips
Sean Tomlinson
Crested Shrike-tit (3) Yarra Road (Beverley)
27/03/2005 Bill Russell Red-necked Stint (6)
Hooded Plover (17)
Lake Preston north (Waroona)
24/03/2005 Margaret Nash Fork-tailed Swift (2) Lower Denmark Road (Albany)
24/03/2005 Michael & Ada Nield Cattle Egret (8) Lake Powell (Albany)
23/03/2005 Michael & Ada Nield Fork-tailed Swift (6) Elleker (Albany)
14/03/2005 Michael & Ada Nield Cattle Egret (6) Lower Denmark Road (Albany)
12/03/2005 Ryan Phillips
Steve Giles
Square-tailed Kite (1) Australind (Harvey)
11/03/2005 Bill Russell Banded Stilt (2500)
Red-necked Avocet (850)
Martin's Tank (Waroona)
Lake Pollard (Waroona)
03/03/2005 Michael & Ada Nield Australian Bustard (1) Elleker (Albany)
19/02/2005 David Secomb Ruff (1) Lake Ewlyamartup (Katanning)
18/02/2005 Bill Russell Oriental Plover (1) Lake McLarty (Murray)
17/02/2005 Michael Craig Pectoral Sandpiper (2)
Red-necked Stint (11,700)
Banded Stilt (3,500)
Red-capped Plover (910)
Lake McLarty (Murray)
17/02/2005 John Darnell Broad-billed Sandpiper (1)
Oriental Plover (1)
Lake McLarty (Murray)
12/02/2005 Allan Collins Oriental Plover (1) Lake McLarty (Murray)
09/02/2005 Wynton Maddeford Cattle Egret (16)
some in breeding plumage
Corio Road (Murray)
09/02/2005 Frank O'Connor Australian Spotted Crake (1) swamp 3km E of Many Peaks (Albany)
08/02/2005 Frank O'Connor Rufous Fieldwren (2)
Western Whipbird (1)
Mt Trio (Plantagenet)
07/02/2005 Wynton Maddeford Bush Stone-curlew (2 & 2 chicks) Dryandra Woodlands Village (Cuballing)
06/02/2005 John Darnell Oriental Plover (1) Lake McLarty (Murray)
05/02/2005 Wayne Zadow
David Secomb
Pectoral Sandpiper (1)
Ruff (1)
Lake Towerrining (West Arthur)
04/02/2005 Bill Russell Oriental Plover (1) Lake McLarty (Murray)
31/01/2005 Michael Craig Australasian Shoveler (796)
Grey Teal (10,450)

Chestnut Teal (5)

Pectoral Sandpiper (4)
Lake McLarty (Murray)
21/01/2005 Wayne Zadow Ruff (1) Lake Towerrining (West Arthur)

 

Arid Zone (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

15/04/2005 Les George Elegant Parrot (2) (photos) McNeil Claypan (Carnarvon)
25/03/2005 Ian Rudd Red-necked Stint (2) Nallan Lake (Cue)
27/03/2005 per Linda Houston Laughing Kookaburra (1 road injured) ??? (Menzies)
19/03/2005 per Linda Houston Major Mitchell's Cockatoo (fledgling taken into care) ??? (Kalgoorlie - Boulder)
06/03/2005 Les George Grey Falcon (1)
Orange Chat (3)
Brickhouse Station (Carnarvon)
24/02/2005 Jane Prince Star Finch (20) foreshore gardens, Onslow (Ashburton)
24/02/2005 Jane Prince
Roy Teale
Oriental Plover (400)
Crimson Chat (4-6)
Orange Chat (6-10)
Beadon Creek, Onslow (Ashburton)
Onslow foreshore (Ashburton)
Onslow Salt (Ashburton)
04/02/2005 Les George Ruff (1) Chinaman's Pool (Carnarvon)
mid 09/2004 Merran Gunn et al. Yellow-nosed Albatross (leucistic) 1.5km off Bundegi Beach (Exmouth)

 

Kimberley (Shires in parentheses)

Date Observers Species

Location

17/04/2005 Chris Sanderson Little Eagle (20+) Crab Creek (Broome)
13/03/2005 Ricki Coughlan
Chris Sanderson
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater (1) Crab Creek (Broome)
13/03/2005 George Swann Black Honeyeater (2)
Pied Honeyeater (25)
Port Drive to Riddell Beach (Broome)
12/03/2005 George Swann Ruff (1) Lake Eda (Broome)
11/03/2005 George Swann Pictorella Mannikin (9) Roebuck Plain near BBO (Broome)
02/03/2005 George Swann Channel-billed Cuckoo (1 juvenile)
being fed by Torresian Crows
Cape Leveque Road (Broome)
12/02/2005 BBO et al. Red-rumped Swallow (1) Roebuck Plain (Broome)
11/02/2005 Andrew Walter (Qld) et al. Great-billed Heron (1) Derby Wharf (Derby - West Kimberley)
10/02/2005 Andrew Walter (Qld) et al. Blue-billed Duck (1 male) Derby sewage overflow (Derby - West Kimberley)
09/02/2005 Andrew Walter (Qld) et al. Pectoral Sandpiper (1)
Ruff (1)
Taylor's Lagoon (Broome)
08/02/2005 Andrew Walter (Qld) et al. Red-backed Button-quail (1)
Red-rumped Swallow (1)
Roebuck Plain (Broome)
06/02/2005 Andrew Walter (Qld) et al. Black Falcon (1)
Common Bronzewing (1)
near Broome Bird Observatory (Broome)

 

Ashmore Reef

Date Observers Species

Location

12/04/2005 Paul Marty Sacred Kingfisher (3)
Rainbow Bee-eater (1)
FPSO Jabiru Venture (Timor Sea)
located at S11º 55' E125º 00'

25/01/2005
to
03/02/2005

George Swann
Mike Carter (Vic)
Red-footed Booby (220)
Nankeen Night Heron (6)
Buff-banded Rail (12 & nest)
Gallinago sp. Snipe (1)
Black-tailed Godwit (6)
Bar-tailed Godwit (4,560)
Whimbrel (570)
Common Greenshank (590)
Terek Sandpiper (215)
Common Sandpiper (6)
Grey-tailed Tattler (1,780)
Ruddy Turnstone (1,680)
Asian Dowitcher (8)
Great Knot (1,200)
Red Knot (55)
Sanderling (1,180)
Red-necked Stint (970)
Curlew Sandpiper (215)
Pacific Golden Plover (770)
Grey Plover (1,500)
Lesser Sand Plover (33)
Greater Sand Plover (2,500)
Oriental Pratincole (1)
Oriental Cuckoo (10)
Fork-tailed Swift (1)
Yellow Wagtail (1)
Oriental Reed-Warbler (1)
Arctic Warbler (1)
Ashmore Reef
26/12/2003
27/12/2003
Paul Ford GREY NIGHTJAR (1)
1st record for Australia

identified from photograph
on ACV Storm Bay off West Island

 

Christmas Island & Cocos Islands

 

Date Observers Species

Location

14/04/2005
to
20/04/2005

David Adams (NSW) Nankeen Night Heron (1)
Eurasian Coot (1)
Black-winged Stilt (1)
Hugh's Dale waterfall (Christmas Island)
Blowhole Road turnoff (Christmas Island)
Blowhole Road turnoff (Christmas Island)

 

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