Northern Territory Birding
Just after I filled up with petrol at Kulgera, I spotted a Brown Falcon sitting in a tree right by the road. So I had to stop and photograph him through the window of the car. It is funny how they let you photograph them from inside the car but as soon as you get out, they fly away.
Desert Oaks Rest Area was a great place to stay. Plenty of shade and plenty of room. The Northern Territory has heaps better rest areas than South Australia. The rest areas from Port Augusta on the Stuart Highway on the South Australian side are disgraceful.
In the morning I saw this Dingo near the road. It was the first one I had seen in the wild.
Finke River is an ancient river – millions of years old. It occasionally has water in it. I have no idea when. It is so dry in the center.
This French guy had a gecko on his head and showed me. So I took a photo of it.
These Red-tailed Black-cockatoo were on the other side of the bridge.
Mount Polhill is last rest area before Alice Springs. About sixty kilometers south of Alice Springs. It is a very tiny little area that is full up tonight. First sight of Budgerigars here. There are big flocks of them flying around willy-nilly like they are crazy.
This Diamond Dove wanted a drink at the water tank.
Northern Territory bird list
Australian Ringneck – race zonarius (Port Lincoln Parrot)
Maybe Red-browed Pardalote ??
Grey-crowned Babbler (Pomatostomus temporalis)