Birdline Northern Territory Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Northern Territory Weekly Update
Date: 2 May 2011 01:30:44 +1000

Birdline Northern Territory

Published sightings for the week ending 1 May 2011.

Sun 1 May Bourke's Parrots Kunoth Bore/Hamilton Downs Youth Camp Road
Flock of seven birds feeding on the HDYC road in late afternoon. More birds in smaller flocks seen roadside after this group. At Kunoth Bore after sunset several more Bourke's Parrots were heard approaching the water.
Chris Watson and Gary Oliver

Sat 30 Apr White-backed Swallow Santa Theresa Rd - Emu-wren site 32kms from airport roundabout
2 birds tending burrows in the road cutting at this well known site.
Chris Watson and Gary Oliver

Fri 29 Apr Australian Crake Ilparpa Swamp
3 Adult birds and four young chicks seen right on sunset. The birds were quite comfortable with human presence and allowed some really great close views.
Chris Watson & Gary Oliver

Blue-billed Duck, Red-necked Avocet, Wood Sandpiper. Alice Springs Sewage Ponds
Thanks to Chris Watson I had a great first visit to this spot. A single Blue-billed Duck was diving a long way away. Good looks at the Avocets. A single Wood sandpiper behaving nervously.
Gary Oliver

Thu 28 Apr Grey Falcon Orange Creek
A single bird hunting Major Mitchell's Cockatoos in the large River Red Gums of Orange Creek where it crosses the Stuart Highway. I was there pre-dawn and the bird flew down from a considerable height at a very steep angle from the east and into a flock of 15 Major Mitchell's Cockatoos just as the sun broke the horizon. Clearly identified yellow feet and facial parts and grey breast and back.
Chris Watson

Wed 27 Apr Black-eared Cuckoo Orange Creek
Single bird seen well, on the eastern side of the road just to the north of where the Stuart Highway crosses Orange Creek. This is just south of Alice Springs.
Chris Watson

Tue 26 Apr Blue-billed Duck Alice Springs Waste Stabilisation Ponds
One amongst grey teals on EP10.
Michael Green

Spinifexbird Redbank Gorge, Woodland Campground
2 birds giving some prolonged and very clear views in the spinifex on the northern edge of the campground. These could be the easiest and best views I have ever had of this species. Both birds calling prominently from early morning.
Chris Watson

Sun 24 Apr Black Bittern Waterhouse River
Many pairs observed whilst paddling on the river, obviously nested, one nest of chicks observed.
Mick Jerram

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