There are several places to look for the Purple-crowned Fairy-wren and other birds. Excellent maps are provided in Mike Reed’s “Top End Birdwatching” book (which unfortunately I hadn’t bought yet). One is the boat ramp/river area below the escarpment. It’s just a few kms beyond the Victoria River Roadhouse, turn left and keep going until you see the car park.
***DO NOT GO TOO CLOSE TO THE RIVER AS CROCODILES ARE PRESENT***
There were a couple Purple-crowned Fairy-wrens hopping around across the river but I couldn’t zoom in on them. They are tiny and fast! Binoculars work better for this bird.
Corellas stood out much better.
The scenery is gorgeous! A few fishing boats passed while we were there.
Wallabies are everywhere!
Rainbow Bee-eaters posing nicely!