Local birding Guru and Ornathologist, Chris Watson was called around to a friends backyard to identify a strange little wagtail and found after some deliberation...a FOREST Wagtail (Dendronanthus indicus)!!!!
A little wait and he showed up, being harassed by local species, so flighty at first, but when all was settled down, he was most accommodating and enjoyed strolling through the well placed thicket and terraces and found time to feed on local delights like this cricket.
More can be read on this bird at http://www.comebirdwatching.blogspot.com.au/ Thanks to Chris for his efficient reporting and dissemination of information.
While I was down there I thought it diligent to have a look at the famous waste treatment plant (as Freckled ducks had been reported there a little while ago (NT first for me). Chris and Will came along (in fact, I came along as Will kindly provided access). Unfortunately, no Frecklies, but a nice visit anyway, with a male Chestnut Teal (now seemingly a resident), some Great Egrets, 600 or so Pink-eared Ducks, Spinifex Pigeon and some Fairywrens and Orange Chats.
The long drive back north gave me the little afforded opportunity to come by some Ground Cuckoo-shrikes. Although present in the Top End, just not very common, so I was thankful for this sighting at dusk on the roadside.