Darwin Bird Report

Subject: Darwin Bird Report
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 1996 15:47:40 +0000
Oriental Pratincoles arrived in Darwin on Friday 15/11; groups of up 
to 100 or more spent much of the weekend hawking for insects over my 
house in the suburbs.
Yellow Wagtails slowly increasing - up to 5 at the Sewage Ponds now. 
Mostly dull winter plumage with one or more juvenile birds.
At least 2 Garganey still at Knuckey's Lagoon but difficult to see on 
the deck. Unfortunately the lagoon is too full to provide muddy edges 
for waders.
Still no records of Swinhoe's Snipe yet, but perhaps this is because 
there isn't really suitable habitat at the moment. They may be 
around, just not locally.
Also no stunning rarities. 

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