kunoth well and rigge from Mt gillen to honeymoon gap alice springs

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Subject: kunoth well and rigge from Mt gillen to honeymoon gap alice springs
From: "gary wright" <>
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2007 15:48:32 +0930
I went to Hamilton Downs road yesterday to try for the grey honeyeater adn 
slaty backed thornbill.  Didn't get either but I did see two pairs approx 1 km 
apart(I don't think same birds) of Bourke's parrots. The first bird I saw 
blended so well with mulga I was very close before I saw it.  Not at all 
worried aboutmy presence and I had to get close tomake it flush.  Tracked down 
both pair by following up on high pitched whistle.  This was near eremophila 
patch 5.5.kms down Hamilton Downs road.

The area between Kunoth WEll and the hamiton downs road obvioulsy flooded when 
we had all that rain in January and when we arrive there at approx 3pm the 
place was crawlign wiht birds: southern whiteface, singing and spiny cheeked 
honeyeaters, red capped robins, lots of black faced woodswallows including 
immatures, western warbler, yellow rumped thornbill(a surprise to me), willie 
wagtail, rufous whistler.

When we came back approx 5.15 there was hardly a bird to be seen!.

bushwalkign club walked from Mt Gillen to honeymoon gap today nad twice on teh 
way saw dusky grasswrens as well as sightings of variegated and splendid wren.  
grey shrike thrush, pied butcher bird and wedgtaailed ealge were the only ohter 
birds.  The first lof of dusky grasswrens were in very poor habitat(there have 
been fire through the area approx five years ago)  - the babitat was very open 
with extremely low and small spinifex-made the dusky grasswrens easy to see!


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