Birdline NT Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline NT Weekly Update
Date: 13 Dec 2010 01:30:39 +1000

Birdline NT

Published sightings for the week ending 12 Dec 2010.

Tue 7 Dec Little Black Cormorants, Banded Lapwings (breeding with chicks), Black-tailed Native hens (breeding) Angas Downs Indigenous Protected Area
3 Little Black Cormorants, Banded Lapwing with chicks, Black-tailed Native hens (breeding with chicks), 1 Hardhead, 20 Grey Teals, 100s of Cockatiels, Bourke’s Parrots, Grey Fantail, Little Woodswallow, White-faced Heron, Brown and Rufous Songlarks, Emus, Bustard, Wood Ducks and all the other common species.
Jenny Smits, George Wilson and Tim Lander

Sun 5 Dec Pacific Golden Plover Katherine Wastewater Treatment Plant
First Pacific Golden Plovers I've seen in Katherine - 2 birds photographed. Snipe also photographed awaiting confirmation of ID ? Pintail or Swinhoe's -
Andrew Bell

Sat 4 Dec Oriental Pratincole Tennant Creek Sewage Ponds
Single bird in non-breeding plumage seen foraging among flocks of Australian Pratincole in the drained impoundments at the western end of the ponds. Photo at url below
Chris Watson

Striated Grasswren 8kms south of Barrow Creek
2 Birds giving good views only 20m from the road (Stuart Hwy) in an extensive area of very heavy spinifex growth.
Chris Watson

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