Sunday, 12 July 2015

Top End Trip Bird Photos - Alice Springs to Edith Falls

My Dad and I drove to Darwin. I was supposed to be playing cricket with my brother, but I had a small fracture in my arm and had to go with dad instead of the team on the bus.

We hadn't gone more than 5 kilometres from Alice Springs when I asked Dad to stop. It was only a Black-shouldered Kite. The first day and night we drove about half way, to Longreach Waterhole near Elliott. Here are some photos, starting with a Lifer for me, the Jacky Winter.

Jacky Winter

We saw a few Apostlebirds at Daly Waters Roadhouse:


We stopped off at Bitter Springs near Mataranka and I saw another of my favourite birds, the Lemon-bellied Flycatcher

Lemon-bellied Flycatcher

We saw a few other birds between Elliott and Edith Falls, but I finally managed some nice photos of the Finches on Edith Falls Road.

Crimson Finch

 Double-barred Finch

Day 1 and 2 on our trip were fantastic fun, even with the broken arm. The Gouldian Finches were a bit quick for my camera to focus, but as you will read in future posts, I did finally manage to capture them too.