Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

June 13, 2019

Cloncurry to Normanton

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Far North Queensland

I took off for Normanton from Cloncurry late in the afternoon. I found a camp for the night and then in the morning went searching along some fence lines for birds. That was before the Burke and Wills Roadhouse. After the roadhouse I stopped at the Flinders River. There was plenty of water in the river but very few birds. I was very disappointed in this spot. I made it to Normanton after a few days and set off for the Botton Dam where there was a bunch of waterbirds, mainly Magpie Goose.

Red-backed Fairywren


Red-backed Fairywren (Malurus melanocephalus)

Purple-backed Fairywren


Purple-backed Fairywren (Malurus assimilis)

Really bad photo but best one i got.

Zebra Finch


Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata)

Jacky Winter


Jacky Winter ( Microeca fascinans)

Behind a wall of grass. Very artistic. ha ha.

Black-faced Woodswallow


Black-faced Woodswallow (Artamus cinereus)

Rufous Whistler


Rufous Whistler (Pachycephala rufiventris pallida)

Magpie Goose


Magpie Goose (Anseranas semipalmata)

Big mob of Magpie Goose at the Bottom Dam, Normanton.

Far North Queensland bird list

Red-backed Fairywren (Malurus melanocephalus)
Purple-backed Fairywren (Malurus assimilis)
Yellow-tinted Honeyeater (Ptilotula flavescens)
Black-faced Woodswallow (Artamus cinereus)
Pied Butcherbird
Red-backed Kingfisher (Todiramphus pyrrhopygius)
Budgerigar
Paperbark Flycatcher
Pheasant Coucal
Jacky Winter
Whistling Kite
Black Kite
Striated Pardalote
Rufous Whistler (Pachycephala rufiventris pallida)
Bar-shouldered Dove
Peaceful Dove
Blue-faced Honeyeater
Magpie-lark
Black-fronted Dotterel
Radjah Shelduck (Tadornus rajah)
White-headed Stilt (Himantopus leucocephalus)
Brolga
Magpie Goose
Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Royal Spoonbill
Australian Pelican
Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus)
Straw-necked Ibis (Threskiornis spinicollis)
Australian Darter
Little Black Cormorant
Little Pied Cormorant
Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata)

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