Pictures of a few of the superb birds seen during our six day visit to Darwin and the Top End.
OK, so I know it’s common but it’s still gorgeous – Rainbow Lorikeet
Not so common but equally as gorgeous – Rainbow Pitta. One of five seen in Howard Springs Nature Park
Australian Bustard – seen near Cooinda
Now that’s a pretty pigeon – Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove
One of several new honeyeaters seen on the trip, this one is Red-headed – seen at East Point boardwalk
and this is Banded Honeyeater, near Edith Falls
We had a bit of a finch fest – this is Masked Finch
and Crimson Finch. All fairly common in the ‘triangle’
A few more of the Yellow Waters specialities. Comb-crested Jacana
Black Bittern – also seen at Edith Falls
Black-necked Stork or Jabiru
‘Guardian of the waters’ – a male White-bellied Sea Eagle
and finally…..another superb, splendid parrot – this time Hooded, seen in the Water Gardens at Pine Creek
Off to Thailand this morning to meet up with Neil and Eunice for a ten day Thai bird fest – or my money back Neil!