Recent Darwin sightings

Subject: Recent Darwin sightings
From: "Niven" <>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2001 19:19:56 +0930
Greetings birders
some locally significant records up here over 
the weekend:

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.

Enjoy your birding, and may all your weekends be 
long ones


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