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July 2016
Thu 21highlightLaughing Gull
Venus Bay Caravan Park, South Australia
I have posted this observation (plus photos) on Seabirds and Pelagic Australia. The consensus opinion is this the bird is an immature second year Laughing Gull.
Bruce Robertson 21/7 #228091
Sat 9highlightAntarctic Tern
Port Fairy Pelagic, Victoria
A pair of 'commic' terns encountered at shelf around 10am have been tentatively identified as Antarctic. Bird pictured in adult breeding plumage was accompanied by another in non-breeding plumage. Would be only third Vic record [pending BARC submission]. Was actually fairly quiet day at sea, gentle swell, very little wind and birds reluctant to approach boat. Some good species recorded including Arctic Tern (3), Slender-billed Prion (3) and single Northern Royal Albatross.
Scott Baker, Neil Maccumber, etc [Birdswing Pelagic tour] 10/7 #227973
Thu 7megamegaEurasian Wigeon
De Grey River
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas Penelope) seen two days ago 7/07/16 on the De Grey River east of Port Hedland just downstream from the Great Northern Highway bridge
Silvian Maury pers comm. 15/7 #228037
Mon 4highlightFranklin's Gull
Macquarie Harbour, Tasmania
One Franklin's Gull sitting on edge of fish farm with Silver Gulls. The farm is about 10 miles out of Strahan, 3/4 way to Sarah island.
Adam Harper per Els Wakefield 6/7 #227940
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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