Birdline Northern Territory Weekly Update

Subject: Birdline Northern Territory Weekly Update
Date: 23 Sep 2013 06:46:22 +1000

Birdline Northern Territory

Published sightings for the week ending 22 Sep 2013.

Sun 22 Sep Square Tailed Kite Gap Creek Rd, Brookfield

Chris Read

Sat 21 Sep Curlew Sandpiper Katherine Wastewater Treatment Plant
1 hour survey to see if any other waders have arrived. I was asked by site senior manager if new contruction had affected any arrivals? At this stage, the numbers do seem low, however the new ponds are shallow and obviously attractive to waders. Curlew Sandpiper (7) Either not seen before or another 4 have turned up.
Mick Jerram

Fri 20 Sep Rufous Owl Howard Springs
Rufous Owl (1) Found roosting almost directly above creek.
Gus Daly

Fri 20 Sep Asian Dowitcher East Arm Wharf
Asian Dowitcher (3) First lone bird was found by Amanda Lillyman around two weeks ago, the following week there was two and this week three. All birds were observed by myself, Amanda and Peter Newberry.
Gus Daly

Fri 20 Sep Red Knot, Long-toed Stint Alice Springs Waste Stabilisation Ponds
Late afternoon visit. Approximately gajillion mozzies about. Red Knot (1) Photographed. Non-breeding plumage in EP10 Long-toed Stint (1) Photographed. Non-breeding plumage not far from the Red Knot in EP10.
Christopher Watson

4000 + Plumed Whistling-Duck Waterhole - Manbulloo Station Northern Paddock
4000+ Plumed Whistling Ducks. Common species, but published due to large numbers.: Had to stop and have a look on the way to pick-up a canoe tour. Very Hot and dry. Water hole rapidly receding, although will hold water to the end of the dry. Great concentration of water birds (mainly ducks) Plumed Whistling-Duck 1000's (4-5000) of plumed whistling ducks. hard to sneak up on as they were very edgy, this gave great shots of flushing ducks. Pic shows a concentration, but lens didn't allow to show that this concentration continued to the left and right of the FOV.
Mick Jerram

Wed 18 Sep Red-necked Stint, Curlew Sandpiper Katherine Wastewater Treatment Plant
Afternoon visit Red-necked Stint (3) Curlew Sandpiper (3) Pics taken
Mick Jerram

Tue 17 Sep Curlew Sandpiper Alice Springs Waste Stabilisation Ponds
Water levels in EP10 and EP7 currently excellent for waders. Curlew Sandpiper (1) Feeding with Sharpies in shallows near date palm in EP7. Photographed.
Christopher Watson

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