some locally significant records up here over
Australian Bustard, Adelaide River floodplain,
not too far from Fogg dam, about 50 or so
kilometres from Darwin. The closest record to
Darwin in recent years, and perhaps significant
in view of recent discussion.
Partridge Pigeons, between Palmerston (satellite
city about 20km from Darwin) and Darwin. A very
interesting record, following a few other
records fairly close to Darwin.
Rufous owl (juvenile) at Casuarina Coastal
Reserve, in the coastal northern suburbs of
Darwin. Quite possibly from the breeding pair at
the Botanic Gardens, though also possible that
there is a breeding pair in the reserve. Many
years ago this was meant to be a good site for
the species, though I never saw the bird there.
Little Ringed Plover at Darwin Sewage Works.
After the peak of 7 birds, they had apparently
all disappeared but one is obviously still
around, or perhaps a new one has turned up.
Further afield, [Northern] Shrike-tit has
recently been seen a bit south of Katherine.
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