From OPSW, we followed Binns Track out to the Stuart Highway just north of Karlu Karlu [Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve], inflated our tyres back to highway pressures and turned north, lunching with a souv in Tennant Creek before stopping for the night at Longreach Waterhole at Elliott, a further 230 km up the bitumen. A lovely, grassy campsite on the edge of the waterhole which was way bigger than Eringa or OPSW. Birds galore from when we arrived to leaving the next day.
|Great Egret Ardea modesta|
|Rainbow Bee-eater Merops ornatus female [short tail plumes]|
|Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax varius -- the black and white ones|
Little Black Cormorant Phalacocorax sulcirostris
|Hardhead male Aythya australis|
|Intermediate Egret Ardea intermedia|
(Thanks John for ID correction)
Imagine this. The camera shutter speed was set at 1/1250 sec. The motor-drive was taking at 8 frames/second. The camera captured the Black Kite in only one, yes 1, frame and the image is blurry as the kite was moving so fast. Wow. And here it is. The frog is on the talons.
Magic. t1250 and be there!