Recent Northern Territory bird sightings

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Subject: Recent Northern Territory bird sightings
From: "Bob and Trish" <>
Date: Sat, 19 May 2012 19:11:28 +0930
Here are a few sightings from a trip to the 'top end' of the Northern
Territory, 10 ? 19 May....

Hooded Parrot at Pine Creek - 10 birds observed early morning at the Rail
Museum and then across the road where they appeared to be drinking
condensations from the top of the Crocodile Gold Corp buildings. Note that
none were seen during diligent searching the previous day from 12.00 noon
until dark at all the sites around Pine Creek mentioned in Niven McCrie &
James Watson?s book 'Finding Birds in Darwin, Kakadu & the Top End'.
Chestnut-backed Button-quail - a single bird located within 1 minute of
searching at Copperfield Dam site number 6 in Niven McCrie & James Watson?s
Red Goshawk at Mataranka - a single bird near the much reported nest site.
(This took my Australian bird list to 700 and capped off a brilliant
White-lined Honeyeater ? several at Gunlom.
Banded Fruit-dove - a single bird at Nourlangie, site number 6 in Niven
McCrie & James Watson?s book.
Chestnut-quilled Rock-pigeon - 3 birds about ¼ the way up the escarpment on
the short walk to the lookout at Nawurlandja (near Nourlangie).
A pair of Barking Owls at Kakadu Lodge, Jabiru (roosting near caravan park
powered site 103).

Not a sniff of White-throated Grasswren at Gunlom although the triodia
habitat is in excellent condition.  The area around Plum Creek has recently
been burnt (again) so dipped there too. 

Drop me an email if you would like more information.
Bob Sothman


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