Alice Springs Sewage Treatment Ponds morning survey

Subject: Alice Springs Sewage Treatment Ponds morning survey
From: Christopher Watson <>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2009 08:55:31 +0930
G'day all,
             Had a sudden cold snap (21 degrees, brrrr) here in The Centre,
and it was a pleasant morning to do a quick survey of the treatment ponds.

A couple of Common Greenshanks have turned up, and there were also some Wood
Sandpipers, but it was a good list for a 45 minute walk around the ponds.
Black Swan
Aust Wood Duck
Pink-eared Duck
Grey Teal
Chestnut Teal
Pacific Black Duck
Aust Grebe
Hoary-headed Grebe
White-faced Heron
Whistling Kite
Black Kite
Purple Swamphen
Black-tailed Native Hen
Eurasian Coot
Common Greenshank
Wood Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper
Black-winged Stilt
Red-capped Plover
Black-fronted Dotterel
Red-kneed Dotterel
Masked Lapwing
Crested Pigeon
Spotted Turtle-Dove
Aust Ringneck Parrot
Red-backed Kingfisher
Variegated Fairy-wren
Yellow-throated Miner
White-plumed Honeyeater
Crimson Chat
Orange Chat
Magpie Lark
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
Pied Butcherbird
Aust Magpie
Aust Raven
Tree Martin
Fairy Martin
White-backed Swallow
Clamorous Reed-Warbler
Little Grassbird

That's all. The Black Falcon wasn't seen for the first time this year.

Regards, Chris Watson

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