birding-aus More migrants

Subject: birding-aus More migrants
From: "Niven McCrie" <>
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 18:24:49 +0930
At the Darwin sewage works this afternoon, two Barn Swallows and 
a few White-winged Black Terns. The latter have been around for at 
least a few days, since Graham Pizzey saw one (or more) last 
Friday. The Flock Bronzewing is still hanging around, but the 
Welcome Swallow wasn't there this afternoon. The Little Ringed 
Plover was, but I'm not sure about the Pectoral & Broad-billed 
Sandpipers since the flock of waders was a bit distant. Little 
Curlew numbers are building up but I haven't seen any Oriental 
Plovers since the few that were at the sewage works on Sunday.
I heard a Koel at the weekend, and Dollarbirds have been around 
for a while. Some other migrants tend to arrive later - Yellow 
Wagtail and Garganey during October (normally) and Oriental 
Cuckoo, Snipe and Oriental Pratincoles late October or early 
November. Oriental Pratincoles have been extremely scarce for the 
last few years, so hopefully there'll be an influx this year.

Enjoy your birding

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