Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

June 8, 2019

First in Queensland

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Camooweal Lagoon – Queensland border

I finally made it to the Barkly Homestead after the worst highway in the world. The Carpentaria Highway is one lane bitumen with the most hideous bumps and dips. Huge road trains come hurtling towards you and you have to get way off the road or get smashed. The locals drive like maniacs spraying rocks all over your windscreen. Finally I made it to Camooweal. The weather was freezing cold with a really strong wind blowing. Not the best conditions for finding birds.

Brolga


Brolga (Grus rubicunda)

Brolgas


Brolga (Grus rubicunda)

They make the most hideous racket.

Little Corella


Little Corella (Cacatua sanguinea gymnopsis)

I think this Little Corella is eating a water lily bulb. With added mud. Yum!

Black Kite


Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

With nictitaing membrane. Spooky.

Pied Butcherbird


Pied Butcherbird (Cracticus nigrogularis)

Camooweal Lagoon bird list

Brolga (Grus rubicunda)
Australian Pelican
White-faced Heron
White-necked Heron
Magpie-lark
Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles miles)
Black Kite
Whistling Kite
Little Corella (Cacatua sanguinea gymnopsis)
Zebra Finch
Diamond Dove
Straw-necked Ibis
Pacific Black Duck
White-headed Stilt
Black-fronted Dotterel
Eurasian Coot
Pied Butcherbird

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