Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

April 30, 2019

Nearly East Kimberley

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East from Halls Creek

I stocked up on food, water and petrol at Halls Creek and headed south to Caroline Pool – which is about 15 kilometers out of Halls Creek. After a tourist stop at China Wall I carried on. There were so many flies that I got fed up after my walk around and took off.

Spinifex Pigeon


Spinifex Pigeon (Geophaps plumifera plumifera)

The next stop was the Little Panton River, where I stopped the night. The flies were just as bad but there was a nice waterhole near the old bridge. I never saw so many Great Bowerbirds in my life before. There were at least half a dozen swooping down to drink at one time.

Great Bowerbird


Great Bowerbird (Chlamydera nuchalis)

Northern Rosella


Northern Rosella (Platycercus venustus hilli)

I was so lucky to get a few Northern Rosellas chomping on grass seeds for their evening meal.

White-necked Heron


White-necked Heron (Ardea pacifica)

Rainbow Bee-eater


Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus)

In the morning I carried on to the Leycester Rest Area , which had a few good waterholes the other side of the old bridge.

Gouldian Finch - red-faced morph


Gouldian Finch (Erythrura gouldiae)

This one is the red-faced morph. I been waiting for this one.

Gouldian Finch - black-faced morph


Gouldian Finch (Erythrura gouldiae)

Black-faced morph. I did not see this at first. I got two morphs in one little puddle of water. doh!

Yellow-tinted Honeyeater


Yellow-tinted Honeyeater (Ptilotula flavescens)

Black-necked Stork


Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus)

Central Kimberley bird list

Spinifex Pigeon (Geophaps plumifera plumifera)
Peaceful Dove
Diamond Dove
Double-barred Finch
Pink-eared Duck
Black-fronted Dotterel
Torresian Crow
Great Bowerbird (Chlamydera nuchalis)
White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae)
White-necked Heron (Ardea pacifica)
Crested Pigeon
Red-winged Parrot (Aprosmictus erythropterus)
Weebill
Rainbow Bee-eater (Merops ornatus)
Yellow-tinted Honeyeater (Ptilotula flavescens)
White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina papuensis hypoleuca)
Northern Rosella (Platycercus venustus hilli)
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Budgerigar
Gouldian Finch (Erythrura gouldiae)
Zebra Finch
Long-tailed Finch
Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus)

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