Birdline NT Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline NT Weekly Update
Date: 25 Oct 2010 01:30:34 +1000

Birdline NT

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
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).
Michael Green

Sun 17 Oct Purple-crowned Fairy-wren Policemans Point, Timber Creek
2 X males, in stringy vines/bushes at at tidal creek mouth. Not in Cane-grass. Very active
Mick Jerram

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.
Rob Burgoyne

Fri 15 Oct Yellow-billed Spoonbill 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.
Mick Jerram

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.
Chris Watson

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