Published sightings for the week ending 24 Oct 2010.
|Fri 22 Oct
||probable. Arabian Shearwaters, Swinhoe's & Matsudaira's Storm Petrels
At sea between Darwin and Ashmore Reef
Other species included Bulwer's Petrel and Streaked Shearwater. For further details see www.bird-o.com
Simon Mustoe et al. as reported on birding-aus and bird-o via Rob Morris
|Tue 19 Oct
||Oriental Pratincole, Pacific Golden Plover, Buff-banded Rail
Alice Springs Waste Stabilisation Ponds
Oriental Pratincole: great views; between EP1 and A4 (1). Pacific Golden Plover: great views, appears to have been around for a while now (1). Buff-banded Rail: great views, southern end EP7c, in grass/herbage near dirt pile (1).
|Sun 17 Oct
Policemans Point, Timber Creek
2 X males, in stringy vines/bushes at at tidal creek mouth. Not in Cane-grass. Very active
||Pacific Golden Plover
Leanyer Sewage Works
3 birds at the ponds on the north eastern tracks (2 together + another near the northern fence). One bird in partial breeding plumage.
|Fri 15 Oct
Manbulloo Waterhole on King River
Wading next to Royal Spoonbill. Observed on 1 Day 'Big Day Out' Birding tour. New one for me, I have never seen one before in the region.
|Wed 13 Oct
||Nankeen Night-heron, Glossy Ibis, Australian Pelican, Australasian Darter
Mary Ann Dam, Tennant Creek, NT
Mary Ann Dam is full to the brim at present and is supporting unprecedented numbers of waterbirds. 2 NN Heron, 4 Pelicans, 8 Glossy Ibis (unusual here), 14 Darter, 28 Little Black Cormorant, 2 Great Cormorant, 8 Little Pied Cormorant, 120 Plumed Whistling-duck, 2 Eastern Great Egret, 2 Common Sandpiper. The skies were filled with Rainbow Bee-eaters and White-breasted Woodswallows.
This wetland has been relatively bird-free for a few years now so it is great to see it getting so much attention again.
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