Farewell To Darwin

This was a full on day of birding and we had started in Mary River, stopped in Adelaide River Bridge, Windows of the Wetlands, Fogg Dam and Howard Springs before finally arriving back in the city.  With a final sunset about to happen, we headed to the coast towards Lee Point but we didn’t quite make it that far and just pulled into some random beach.

Based on size, I think this is a Forest Kingfisher

Now this is luck, one of my target birds – Emerald Dove!

Orange-footed Scrubfowl wandering around the car park.  Not sure if they were looking for people’s leftover food?

And there it is – one last Territorian sunset before we head to the airport and say good-bye to what has been an amazing birding adventure!

Little Kingfisher (Ceyx pusillus)

The Little Kingfisher (Ceyx pusillus) is a small and rare kingfisher with a rich blue back and head and a snowy white breast. It has a heavy bill and has a short tail.  They aren’t easy to find so I was really happy to see this one on the Yellow Waters Cruise.

They are found mostly on the island of New Guinea but also some small, scattered populations in Australia.  Given the remoteness, your best bet is the Yellow Waters Cruise in Kakadu.




Oz Animals


Not many but Laurie Ross has some on YT.

Don’t blink or you will miss this one!

A beautiful bird ready for his close-up!