Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Going South now -- 01

There had been a lot of rain and subsequent flooding in country NSW so I decided to head west from Cairns and go home via Alice Springs. Two nights were spent at Cumberland Dam just west of Georgetown on the Savannah Way which links Cairns to Broome. Cumberland Dam is a favoured grey-nomad-rest-stop on the east-west run. It is pretty good with shelters, space and new loos.

Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike Coracina novaehollandiae
This bird was doing a great Nankeen Kestrel hover.
Blue-winged Kookaburra Dacelo leachii
being harassed by a woodswallow
Cotton Pygmy-goose Nettapus coromandelianus
Young male Cotton Pygmy-goose
Double-barred Finch Taeniopygia bichenovii
Green Pygmy Goose Nettapus pulchellus
Pheasant Coucal Centropus phasianinus
being harassed by a Willie Wagtail
Red-backed Kingfisher
Todiramphus pyrrhopygius
Rufous-throated Honeyeater
Conopophila rufogularis
Squatter Pigeon
Geophaps scripta peninsulae
Their forte is quickly walking away! "What? Me? No way guv."
Yellow Honeyeater Lichenostomus flavus
Yellow-tinted Honeyeater Lichenostomus flavescens

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