Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

May 29, 2019

Litchfield National Park

Filed under: Birds — Tags: — steve_happ @ 2:23 am

Litchfield National Park

I stayed a few days at Wagait Beach, just over the bay from Darwin. I did nothing but chill out and watch television. Finally I went the back way to Litchfield National Park. The first obstacle was a dry river bed, which was full of rocks. It was a rough ride but I made it through. The next hazard was some water in a river crossing. I went to the side and just made it through after a bit of a heart-pumping moment. The first stop was the Bamboo Creek Tin Mine where there were the remains of and old tin mine that was now abandoned.

Silver-crowned Friarbird

Silver-crowned Friarbird (Philemon argenticeps)

The next stop was Walker Creek. There are camps all along the creek and the water is really clear.

Forest Kingfisher

Forest Kingfisher (Todiramphus macleayii)

The last stop was at Wangi Falls. There was a very nice swimming hole but it was super crowded and in the morning I decided to leave because the place was infested with tourists.

Great Bowerbird's bower

Great Bowerbird’s bower

The Great Bowerbird collects white objects for his bower.

Rainbow Bee-eater

Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus)

Litchfield National Park bird list

Brown Honeyeater
Dusky Honeyeater (Myzomela obscura)
Shining Flycatcher
White-throated Honeyeater
Silver-crowned Friarbird (Philemon argenticeps)
Little Friarbird
Forest Kingfisher (Todiramphus macleayii)
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
Peaceful Dove
Varied Triller
Great Bowerbird
Rainbow Bee-eater
Blue-faced Honeyeater

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