During our stay at Gumlon Campground in Kakadu, we went for a designated walk to the South Alligator River. There is a small billabong along the walk to navigate around, and then a short meander through Kapok covered mounds until you reach the river. The whole family had been there for a while and although it was very beautiful and quiet, the ever-present threat of unknown crocs in the water makes it a warm spot to be without much relief except for the shade of the trees lining the river. Most of the family had decided to return to the campground, but I intended to look for a bit longer with one of the boys. Fortunately the family members leaving were a bit slow off the mark and we managed to call them back without scaring the first ever Grey Goshawk sighting for any of us. The Goshawk obliged us all for a number of minutes, until it flew off down the river. At first a few of us thought it was a sulphur-crested cockatoo as it had its back to us, but we were all delighted to discover its true identity.
Notes to readers of this Blog
NOTES TO READERS OF THIS BLOG
Thank you for dropping by to check out my blog. You will see a lot of other Blogs about birds I follow down the left hand side. I strongly encourage you to check some of these out as well, they are entertaining and I love to see birds from all over the world, I hope you do too.