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Friday, 2 March 2012

A few other birds from Alice to Elliott to Alice this week

A few other birds from the drive up, then around Elliott, and the drive home to Alice Springs this week:

Probably the most spectacular sight for the trip, a flock of Glossy Ibis (this is about a third of the flock) at Renner Springs, about 625 kms north of Alice Springs:

Australasian Darter

And guess who ... a Buff-Banded Rail to really put the wind up me as I could see a nice clear pale white chest, but it is still a BBR!

Cattle Egret in the distance

Dragonflies doing the natural thing you do in a flood!

Great Egret

Grey Shrike-thrush

White-necked Heron

Brown Goshawk

Emu (first for the year!) Adult also had two juveniles with it. Seen near Muckaty Station. Not sure if they were checking out the site of the nuclear waste dump or not.

Red-backed Fairy-wren, a poor photo but hopefully will see some more in a couple of weeks. This male was with a female but they were both gone pretty quickly.

White-winged Fairy-wren, at a roadside stop called Attack Creek, between Banka Banka Station and 3 ways.

White-winged Triller female.


  1. Hi!
    Lovely serie.
    Greetings from Sweden

    1. Thank you Ingemar, lovely to hear from Sweden, greetings from Australia

  2. -Qué variedad de especies!

    Y qué buenas fotos!

    Saludos desde Spain!

    1. Thank you Miguel, lovely to hear from Spain, greetings from Australia!

  3. WOW!
    I've missed out on your latest posts!
    What great pictures of the Rail, the Darter, the Wren and especially, the dragonflies!
    Only a few Aeshnidae males hold their females this way in Europe! Something I see a lot with other species, such as Darters and Damselflies!

    1. Thanks Noushka. Amazing what you see when you are looking for other things. That included the dragonflies and the Rail in particular, almost in the same spot.