|Mon 27||White wagtail|
This morning at around 6:05 AM I saw a white wagtail at Lee Point.
It was a very short encounter, I entered the beach at 5:55 and was looking at some sandplovers on the rocks near the entrance. I then walked further on the beach heading to Buffelo Creek for the shorebird count. on the right of the entrance of the beach you have a line of casuarina trees and I was about halfway those trees when the white wagtail flew towards me. It was still pretty dark because sunrise was a couple of minutes later. The bird flew at a height of about 5-7 metres in its typical undulating flight (up-down) and called with it's typical "dzip" every time it was at its lowest point of it's flight. tail was relatively long and slim. wings were pretty wide and it had a short head.
I'm a Dutch Intern at CDU and see white wagtails (I know different subspec. but silhouette and sound are still the same) on a daily basis back home and I see them very often flying over like the bird did this morning.
In short: I'm 100% sure it was a white wagtail.
I don't no how often there are white wagtails in Darwin but if not, I hope you guys are able to find it again.
|Coen van Tuijl 27/10 #220470|
|Thu 23||White-fronted Honeyeater|
Alice Springs Desert Park
|A small group of White-fronted Honeyeaters (mostly juveniles) spent the morning foraging in flowering Eremophila longifolia outside the Nocturnal House.|
|Pete Nunn 23/10 #220417|
|Wed 22||Red Goshawk|
Kakadu National park
|One Red Goshawk was observed in the south of Kakadu National Park, had some great views before it took off.|
|Luke Paterson 23/10 #220422|
|Mon 20||Long-toed Stint|
Alice Springs Sewage Ponds
|Long-toed Stint photographed foraging among Sharpies in EP7. Little Curlew still present, 12 Australian Pratincole, and single Glossy Ibis. eBird checklist|
|Chris Watson 20/10 #220360|
|Fri 10||Bourkes Parrots|
|24 Bourkes Parrots were counted coming into drink late dusk, most birds arriving near dark. Possibly more, calls heard but to dark to count.
A Spotted Nightjar also came to drink 3 times.|
|Steve Roderick 10/10 #220189|
|Wed 8||Grey Honeyeater|
4.4kms west of Ochre pits West Mac Ranges
|Single bird feeding and calling in Mulga.|
|Steve Roderick 9/10 #220174|
|Mon 6||White-fronted Honeyeater|
Alice Springs Desert Park
|Several birds feeding on flowering grevillea in the sand country habitat this morning. Pied and Black Honeyeaters also observed in this location in recent days.|
|Pete Nunn 6/10 #220108|
|Sun 5||Painted Honeyeater|
|Report on behalf of John Pearson vie eBird: "turned up at water hole with Grey-headed Honeyeaters". eBird checklist|
|Chris Watson per John Pearson 10/10 #220177|
|Sat 4||White-browed Treecreeper|
Owen Springs Conservation Reserve
|Single bird seen and photographed at side of the road, low on the trunk of a mulga tree, climbing up right hand branch then jumped into the lighter left hand branch before flying off across the road. Did not hear it calling. eBird checklist Further information|
|Richard Waring, Moses Waring 5/10 #220080|
|Fri 3||Bourke's Parrot|
|Single bird flew down to dam about 5:30 pm, then no more until 6:45 pm when a small flock of 10 arrived eBird checklist Further information|
|Richard Waring, Moses Waring 5/10 #220082|
|Thu 2||Pectoral Sandpiper|
Alice Springs Waste Stabilisation Ponds
|Single bird foraging alone in EP7c.|
|Pete Nunn 6/10 #220111|