Coober Pedy Sewage Plant
Christopher Watson <>
Mon, 16 Nov 2009 17:05:11 +1030
It was a hot, fly infested day in Coober but turned up some
nice birds. 45 degrees and it was the middle of the afternoon but all the
birds were still out and about.
Black-tailed native-hens seem to be on the move and are in good numbers here
and I have also seen large flocks (100+) on the Oodnadatta track recently
and on the Stuart Hwy south towards Pimba.
A surprising flock of about 20 White-winged trillers.
Lots of Aust Pratincoles and a flock of 12 Oriental Plovers.
1 Common Greenshank and 1 Sharp-tailed Sandpiper and 1 lonely Hardhead.
There were also 4 Orange Chats bouncing about merrilly oblivious to the
These were all seen at the Coober Pedy Sewage Plant run-off area.
Further south on the Stuart Hwy near Ironstone Lagoon I found three flocks
of Blue Bonnets all numbering a dozen or more and similar numbers of Mulga
Also a flock of 10 Grey Teal at a dam just north of where the Ghan line
crosses the hwy and a lone Sacred Kingfisher. I'll be back up the Oodnadatta
track in a couple of days so I'm sure I'll have more to tell then.
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