I was up early on our first [of three] full days in Katherine and went north for 50 kms or so to the Fergusson River to check out a spot that had great birding last year. There is a small creek running to the east between the old highway [the new highway is about 100 metres to the west] and the railway line.
|Parked on the old Stuart Highway|
No Gouldian Finches this time but lots of photogenic birds.
|Great Bowerbird Ptilonorhynchus nuchalis|
|Double-barred Finch Taeniopygia bichenovii|
|Masked Finch Poephila personata|
|Long-tailed Finch Poephila acuticauda|
|Red-winged Parrot female Aprosmictus erythropterus|
|Red-tailed Black-cockatoo Calyptorhynchus banksii|