Friday, August 30, 2013

Darwin - Day Seven - Litchfield and back to Darwin

I headed up to Litchfield National Park on the way back to Darwin.  First stop was to look at the Magnetic Termite Mounds.  These mounds are very thin and all oriented towards the midday sun so they present the thin edge in the heat of the day. In the car park were lots of noisy Blue-faced Honeyeaters.

Litchfield is famous for its waterfalls, and they are very picturesque (even more so early in the morning before the hordes of tourists get there!!)

Back towards Darwin I stopped far a field of cows with Cattle Egrets. Whilst watching them I noticed a Rainbow Bee-eater using a nearby branch as a perch, only to be chased off by a White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike

After checking back into the hotel, I took a short walk in the park opposite and was rewarded with great shots of Rufous-banded Honeyeater and Double-barred Finch. Later I also found another Cuckoo-shrike, but this time it was a Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike.

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