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Interesting and unusual bird observations
Birdline Northern Territory

Birdline NT is a site for the reporting of rare or unusual birds outside their normal range, unusually high or low numbers, early or late arrivals or departures for migrant species and interesting behaviour or unusual habitat usage.

Birdline Northern Territory is supported by Birdlife Australia and moderated by Christopher Watson, Marc Gardner, Mark Carter, Mick Jerram, Peter Kyne and Tim Dolby.

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November 2017
Mon 20highlightGallinago Snipe (Most likely Swinhoes)
Pine Creek
Small Snipe flushed from drainage channel along main road/football field. bird flew towards woodland. seen next morning (21st) same site, however pics taken whilst it was crouching across road in grassed area of Rail/min museum. eBird checklist
Mick Jerram 23/11 #232863
Sat 181 Black-tailed Native Hen, 3 Freckled Duck, 5 Dusky Moorhen, 1 Oriental Pratincole
Leach Lagoon
Native Hen uncommonly seen in Top End, continuing incursions of Dusky Moorhen and Freckled Duck into the Top End over 2017 also seen was 1 Oriental Pratincole. Photographs (ID Q) are available. Leach's Lagoon is a large area of swamp which has little surveying conducted on it. Its extensive plains offer numerous small waterholes, drainages and a large swamp as well as surrounding woodland. Very good habitat. Birds all seen early AM pre 1000. eBird checklist
Mick Jerram and Marc Gardner 18/11 #232815
Outside normal range
Early arrival; late departure
Interesting behaviour
Hard to see
Unusual habitat
Uncommon in area
Unusual numbers
Rare vagrant
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