Birdline Northern Territory Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Northern Territory Weekly Update
Date: 7 May 2012 01:30:32 +1000

Birdline Northern Territory

Published sightings for the week ending 6 May 2012.

Wed 25 Apr Scarlet Chested Parrot app 100km south of Alice Springs, Stuart Highway
Roadside perched in dead tree-highly noticeable with sunshining on it and striking colour. Perfect conditions after rainy night saw many other species out in the morning as it was warming up: the usual stacks of budgies, zebra finches anywhere you care to stop, spiny cheeked honeyeaters, crested bellbirds, hooded robins, fairywrens (but not much colour ATM), abundant black-faced woodswallows, a couple Major Mitchells and closer to Alice a couple Dozen Mulga Parrots
Duncan Fowler

Grey Falcon & many other (12) raptors app 50km south of Alice Springs on Stuart Highway
The Desert is alive with Raptors! Grey Falcon Perched in Mulga tree near road, chased off a brown falcon for a while then parted, heading south. Many other bonuses on way to Yulara and back included Black breasted buzzards, Spotted Harrier, Hobby, Little eagle, Black Falcon. Usually no more than 5 minutes without seeing a raptor over 7 hours (both ways) is raptor bliss for sure!
Duncan Fowler

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