Birdline Northern Territory Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Northern Territory Weekly Update
Date: 16 Dec 2013 03:02:43 +1000

Birdline Northern Territory

Published sightings for the week ending 15 Dec 2013.

Wed 11 Dec Grey Wagtail Alice Springs Waste Stabilisation Ponds
Grey Wagtail (1) Thanks to Will Cormack who helped me find and photograph the wagtail
Richard Waring

Mon 9 Dec Grey Falcon Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve
Immature Grey Falcon. White under with blackish primary tips and a black mark at carpal. Watched circling for approx. 20 minutes. Seen from below, and struck by the very pale underparts. A strongly built raptor, quite broad winged. The wings didn't look particularly pointed in the soaring flight. Some faint streaking on the underparts. Seen in the hills going south-east from the telegraph station. I'd guess about a kilometre, not far from where the track that goes through the hills and leads back to the telegraph station leaves the riverside track - difficult to be more precise, as I'm not familiar with the area. Not seen again after initial view.
Chris Watson per Rod Gardner

Long-toed Stint, Pectoral Sandpiper Alice Springs Sewage Treatment Works
These two species were together on a boggy area between ponds near the lone palm not far from the gate. Also with them was a Pacific Golden Plover, apparently uncommon here. A good afternoon with good numbers of Wood Sandpipers, a few Common Sandpipers, Marsh Sandpipers and Greenshank and a Grey Plover made for a rather European feel to the place. No sign of the Ruff or the Grey Wagtail, though.
Rod Gardner

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