Birdline Northern Territory Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Northern Territory Weekly Update
Date: 9 Jan 2012 01:30:54 +1000

Birdline Northern Territory

Published sightings for the week ending 8 Jan 2012.

Sat 7 Jan Bar-breasted Honeyeater, Green-backed Gerygone Darwin Botanical Gardens
Two individuals of the honeyeater were observed half way up the hill from the car park feedng in a melaleauca. The gerygone was on the flat. Also observed a Varied Triller and White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike.
J Dickson

Spotted Whistling-Duck Leanyer Sewage Ponds, Darwin
The Spotted Whistling-Duck first seen 27/12/11 at Leanyer Sewage Ponds was refound this afternoon and was observed from 1640 to 1810. This is the first record of the species for the Northern Territory.
Peter Kyne

Fri 6 Jan Sanderling, Grey Plover Lee Point
Other morning sea bird highlights were Great Knot, Caspian/ Little/ Gull-billed Terns, Grey-tailed Tattler, Ruddy Turnstone, Golden Plover and a juvenile Sea Eagle that scared the rest as it patrolled the beach.
James Dickson

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