After soaking up the atmosphere for what seemed like hours, I roused my self for some birding. Just along the road I noticed a movement and there were my first Long-tailed Finches - what a delightful little bird!
Nearby was this Black Kite, taking a rest from soaring, and a tree full of Flying Foxes (Fruit Bats) taking a rest from ........er flying I suppose!)
I had a long drive ahead, so I headed south towards Katherine. A few stops en-route didn't yield many photos, except this Blue-winged Kookaburra, who was happy to stay put on his wire.
Katherine Gorge National Park consists of a series of gorges cut into sandstone and limestone by the Katherine River. There are 13 gorges in all and I took a boat trip to see the first two. They are separated by rocks and rapids, but in the wet season the water is high enough to take a boat over them. After the wet season they put crocodile traps out to catch any Estuarine (Saltwater) Crocs that may have come down the river. Last pic shows a Great-billed Heron - not a great shot as I had the wrong lens on the camera!