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Interesting and unusual bird observations
Birdline Western Australia

Birdline Western Australia is a site for the reporting of rare or unusual birds outside their normal range, unusually high or low numbers, early or late arrivals or departures for migrant species and interesting behaviour or unusual habitat usage.

Birdline Western Australia is supported by Birdlife Australia and moderated by Adrian Boyle, Nigel Jackett, Rohan Clarke and Tim Dolby.

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Moderators' Note

Please forward details on any sightings of Rock Parrots on Rottnest Island, including number of birds, location, time, date, presence/absence and colour of a band, to James Sansom at

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June 2016
Thu 16Yellow Chat
Broome - Kidney Clay Pans
Saw both male and female chats
Nina Tsilikas 18/6 #227803
Sat 11highlightBlack-necked Stork (1), Bar-tailed Godwits (!2), Common Greenshank (40)
Bay of Rest, Exmouth Gulf
Grant Griffrin 13/6 #227760
Wed 8highlightFranklin's Gull
Port Denison
Single bird in breeding plumage hanging out with terns and sea gulls. Location - near old jetty ruins in marina at Port Denison. Seemed to have a sore foot.
Bill Belson 9/6 #227726
Sun 5highlightCattle Egret
Christmas Island Airport
Originally sighted on the 7th of May in Settlement by Lisa Preston, I finally saw the bird today around 1pm at the airport. Returning at 3 pm it was still feeding on insects in the longish grass behind the hangar and I was able to take some distant photos (cropped pic attached). According to James & McAllan's "The Birds of Christmas Island, Indian Ocean: A Review" (Birdlife Australia, 2014) there have only been five other sightings of Cattle Egrets on Christmas, the last in 2008. eBird checklist
Hickson Fergusson 6/6 #227705
Outside normal range
Early arrival; late departure
Interesting behaviour
Hard to see
Unusual habitat
Uncommon in area
Unusual numbers
Rare vagrant
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