A 2nd Visit To Howard Springs

It was just a short drive from Fogg Dam to Howard Springs, less than an hour (trying to remember).  On our first visit, the birds were out in force but hungry mosquitoes chased us off prematurely.  This time we had liberally doused ourselves in Deet and were ready for action!

More than just a dorky hairdo!

This time we were able to do the walking trail undisturbed by mozzies.  It’s a nice flat trail, anyone can do it and we were even wearing thongs/flip-flops!

Orange-footed Scrubfowl

Watch for Rainbow Pittas! 

Streams attract kingfishers

Suddenly a flash of green!  Could it be?

Yes!  A beautiful Rainbow Pitta!

He was towards the end of the trail as we emerged back to the picnic area.  What a great way to end an awesome day of birding!  Rainbow Pittas were actually the first bird we saw on this trip and almost the last.  We still had one last stop…………….Darwin’s coast.

  • John M. Uscian

    Love the kingfisher and the pitta!