Birdline Northern Territory Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Northern Territory Weekly Update
Date: 17 Jun 2013 10:54:13 +1000

Birdline Northern Territory

Published sightings for the week ending 16 Jun 2013.

Thu 13 Jun White-breasted woodswallow Nyirrpi
Single bird sighted around Nyirrpi (160 west of Yuendumu) over past week or so. Photo taken today.
Bob Carter & Virginia King

Wed 12 Jun Pied Honeyeater Papunya
Many Pied Honeyeaters around Papunya and along the road east and then south to Haasts Bluff. Must number in the hundreds as any stop of the car will produce the peeping sound from treetops by them. Pied Honeyeater (20) on road to airstrip
Richard Waring

Tue 11 Jun Pied Honeyeater Ormiston Gorge & Pound
Just did the Ghost Gum Loop walk. Pied Honeyeater (60) Total numbers probably in the low hundreds. Saw several flocks of 50-60 birds between the carpark and the waterhole roosting quietly in the mulga.
Christopher Watson

White-throated Grasswren Jim Jim Falls region, Kakadu NP
Further to 2012's sighting of WTGW in this area with John Weigel, my wife and i returned and spent several nights in the escarpment. Grasswren were observerd 5hrs walk (10hr return) from the car park. Much closer than last year although not for the faint-hearted. An overnight stay is a must, and well worth it. Access is by by permit only. It's easily obtained from NT Parks and is a bushwalking permit. White-lined Honeyeater, Sandstone Shrike-thrush, Chestnut-quilled Rock-pigeon, Banded Fruit-dove and Banded Honeyeater all reasonably common.
Tim and Liz Faulkner

Princess Parrot Emily Gap
Pair of birds seen in the riverbed south (across the road) from the car park. Observer is familiar with species and is positive of the ID.
Chris Watson per Zara Kaye

Peach Faced Lovebird Arrived in Eucalyptus trees where i live in Crann St, Alice Springs
A pair of Peach Faced Lovebirds ( they most likely escaped from a local aviary ) landed in the Gums around my place in Alice Springs at 5.40pm this evening...watched them for about 20 minutes. It is the first i have seen of them, are they yours?
Shane Green

Thu 6 Jun Gouldian Finch, Yellow-rumped Mannikin, Pictorella Mannikin Unnamed creek, Buchanan Hwy
A great little spot 4km off the Victoria Hwy, 6 species of finches seen, including a large number of Gouldian Finch and Yellow-rumped Mannikin. Also 4 Pictorella Mannikin's seen along the dryed creek
Brendan Sheean

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