Birdline Northern Territory Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Northern Territory Weekly Update
Date: 13 May 2013 07:38:11 +1000

Birdline Northern Territory

Published sightings for the week ending 12 May 2013.

Sun 12 May Forest Wagtail As per Chris Watson's earlier sighting
Bird still present at around midday today. I visited site in overcast and drizzle affected conditions and after a brief wait of around 20 minutes it showed up and walked quietly along lawn edge for about two minutes before retreating....fascinating!
Shane Green

Sat 11 May Black-breasted Buzzard Marlow Lagoon, Palmerston
Black-breasted Buzzard (1) On elrundie av circling low over road near Marlow lagoon entrance
Gus Daly

Tue 7 May Freckled Duck Leanyer/Sanderson Sewage works
Lone bird, perhaps same bird seen on previous occasions. Observed in north eastern end of farm. Sorry about the poor photo!
Gus Daly

Tue 7 May Australian Bustard Gorge Road (Giles Rd) Katherine to Nitmiluk
Moderator Note: Included report as interesting opportunity to see large numbers of species: Australian Bustard (20) For those interested, there are a great number of Bustards (20 seen this trip) around half way along the road, at Kumbidgee Lodge area. A rural area with cleared open spaces. If observed for long enough, you might be lucky enough to see a male displaying. Entered by Mick Jerram
Birding Katherine, Northern Territory

Forest Wagtail Alice Springs
Forest Wagtail still present. The site where the bird has been showing is still contactable through Nthaba Cottage B&B.
Per Chris Watson

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