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Thursday, 16 April 2015

Brown Falcon with Prey, White-fronted Honeyeater, Crimson Chat, Centralian Blue-tongue and other photos around Nyirripi

Late yesterday afternoon I was watching a few of the water birds at the local Sewage Ponds at Nyirripi when a Brown Falcon arrived clutching some freshly caught prey.

This morning I ventured out early to see what was around some of the more cleared areas of Emu Bore Road. The sunrise was pretty spectacular.

A Chiming Wedgebill was singing its heart out as the sun rose, but as hard as I tried I couldn't locate it. Competing for the early morning noisiest bird was a Crested Bellbird, but again it stayed beyond sight. The White-fronted Honeyeaters and Crimson Chats were much more accommodating, if a little shy. Once the sun had broken over the horizon, birds came from everywhere out of the grasses and the few trees around. Willie Wagtails, Grey-headed Honeyeaters, Singing and Spiny-cheeked Honeyeaters as well as a few Black-faced Woodswallows. I tried to get as close as I could to the White-fronted Honeyeaters as they have proved elusive in the past, below are some of the better shots, as well as a Crimson Chat that came very close to the car just as I headed back to the Community to start work.

Finally for this post, yesterday afternoon I went scouting for a spot for this morning along Emu Bore Road, and was very happy to spot this Centralian Blue-tongue on the road.


  1. A great series of images Richard!

  2. I would love to see things like Blue-tonged Skinks around. If I want to see one, I have to go to the pet store. Seeing them in their natural habitat would be a real thrill.

    1. Hi John, I've only managed to see a few and it has been a thrill each time.

  3. Fantastic shots and what great Bird Species you have out there.

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