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July 2014
Fri 25Gouldian Finch
Marrakai Track, Arnhem Highway.
We spotted a flock of 150+ Gouldian Finches along the Marrakai track, about 14kms south of the Arnhem Highway. It appeared that around 10% were in adult plumage. Also Black Breasted Buzzard, Black Tailed Treecreeper, Tawny Frogmouth and Jabiru.
Ian Davies, Tim Mckellar and John Newman. 27/7 #218893
Thu 24Chestnut Backed Button-quail
Copperfield Dam, Pine Creek
After walking around the area for about an hour we saw a pair of Chestnut Backed Button-quail, a single Partridge Pigeon, 3 Gouldian Finches and a pair of Northern Rosellas.
Ian Davies, Tim Mckellar and John Newman. 27/7 #218892
Chestnut Backed Button-quail
Copperfield Dam, Pine Creek.
After walking around the area for about an hour, we found a pair of Chestnut Backed Button-quail, a single Partridge Pigeon, 3 Gouldian Finches and a pair of Northern Rosellas.
Ian Davies, Tim Mckellar and John Newman. 27/7 #218890
Hooded Parrot.
Edith Falls Road
We saw about 25 Hooded Parrots, and at least 25 Gouldian Finches at the reported river crossing site about 5kms down the Edith Falls Rd, in the Katherine area. Also Masked, Long Tailed, Doubled Barred and Crimson Finches etc. There were also at least 40 hooded Parrots around the Pine Creek Township.
Ian Davies, Tim Mckellar and John Newman. 27/7 #218888
Wed 23White Throated Grasswren
Jim Jim Falls Area
2 Grasswrens were seen well,( but unfortunately not photographed) in the Jim Jim Falls area, Kakadu NP. Thanks to Tim F. for all his help and advice. I whole-heartedly agree with Tim and Scott that it is an extremely hard area to get in to, and that if you intend to try for the bird you should be both physically and mentally prepared for an extremely tough adventure!
Ian Davies, Tim Mckellar and John Newman. 27/7 #218886
Tue 22highlightWhite-throated Grasswren
Jim Jim Falls Region
An extraordinary few days spent in the area by myself & Dee & Tim & Liz Faulkner. 2 WTGW seen in a rare patch of unburnt habitat around 9 am. Not for the faint hearted, long, hot distances covered on foot, beautiful but rugged terrain & an encounter with a wild buffalo made for a memorable experience.
Scott Ryan 23/7 #218816
Mon 21Rufous Owl
Howard Springs Nature Reserve
With Biggles` help we spotted a pair of Rufous Owls as they were being mobbed by Spangled Drongos. Also in the area were Rainbow Pitta, and the other usual suspects.
Ian Davies, Tim Mckellar and John Newman. 27/7 #218885
Wed 16highlightRed Goshawk; Gouldian Finch; Hooded Parrot
Edith Falls Road (2km from Stuart Hwy)
Approx 14:20 a Red Goshawk was seen gliding 20 metres above tree line heading NW. Approx 30 Gouldian Finches & 40 Hooded Parrots were observed the following morning a further 3.5kms along road near the dry creek bed
Scott & Dee Ryan 19/7 #218739
Tue 8Rufous Owl
Alawa (suburban)
Calling and perched in suburban tree
Glen Ewers 9/7 #218581
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