Heath had already departed for his new job tour-guiding folk from Broome to Darwin. Robert picked me up at the airport, we chatted and slept at the YHA and arose early for a last blast of birding before his departure at noon. We checked out the Centenary Lakes, the Botanic Gardens, the cafe in the CBG for a most excellent breakfast - it can't be all work and no play - and an area to the north of the Esplanade on the foreshore.
At Centenary Lakes species included ...
Radjah Shelduck, Magpie Geese, Yellow Honeyeater, Brushturkey and Scrub-fowl, Olive-backed Sunbird, Baza, Black Butcherbird, Little Kingfisher, Bush Stone-curlew and Papuan Frogmouth.
|Black Butcherbird Cracticus quoyi|
|Little Kingfisher Ceyx pusilla|
|Radjah Shelduck Tadorna radjah|
|Papuan Frogmouth Podgarus papuensis|
|Bar-tailed Godwit Mimosa lapponica|
|Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris|
|Varied Honeyeater Lichenostomus versicolor|
|White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike Coracina papuensis|
|Chestnut-breasted Mannikin |
So, a successful birding trip for both Robert and myself. The exact figure for Robert is over 400 species seen! A pretty good effort. He IS a good birder. Next trip will be the west coast! Will just have to wait.
Magic. f8 and be there.