Top End changes

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Subject: Top End changes
From: "John Cummings" <>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 11:56:14 +1000
G'day form Katherine.
Last week for the first time since September last year the temperature dropped below 25 C. 
It dropped to 15/17 C.
The several hundred Bee Eaters that had been roosting in the trees at the form of our place disappeared on the first cold morning and have not been back.  I occasionally hear one calling and have seen them a couple of times in Darwin and out at Timber Creek but the majority have left.
The second cold morning the same trees were full of White-breasted Wood Swallows.  I estimated around 200.  They are still around in numbers but not as concentrated as the first morning.
The Red-tailed Black Cockatoos have returned to town in numbers and are now regularly seen.
Another bird that is now turning up in Katherine in ever increasing numbers is the Grey-headed Nomad.  This species is interesting in that it drags its huge nest around with it.
John Cummings
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