When earlier this year we walked for six weeks in the Kimberley starting at
Wyndham and ending at Kalumburu(yes, we did have a few boat rides, although
we did walk everyday for six weeks, but you could probably do it in six
weeks) we heard Blue winged Kookaburra almost every day morning and night.
We didn't often see it, but being in front I sometimes saw it disappearing
through the woodland as we approached.
Yes, I am looking forward to the wet and the possiblities. Are you an
ex-Broome person or just know the area?
2009/10/10 Richard Baxter <>
> Gary, You're certainly seeing some good stuff. I'm not sure I've
> seen Blue-winged Kookaburra in the Kimberley before, its certainly not
> Pretty much any Asian migrant could turn up from now on. Patches of
> rainforest, wetlands, town ovals (Woolies etc) could turn up anything over
> the next month.
> Good luck.
> Richard Baxter
> --- On *Sat, 10/10/09, Gary Wright <>* wrote:
> From: Gary Wright <>
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] migrants and other things Broome and dampier
> To: "birding aus" <>
> Received: Saturday, 10 October, 2009, 4:15 AM
> Travelling Cape Leveque road last night saw my first Dollarbird for the
> season. Got home in the dark and was greeted by the resident pair of
> barking owls and they continued to call seemingly every time I woke.
> I haven't been at Djarindjin for over a week and this morning the blue
> winged kookaburras were flying from a branch near my bedroom and hitting
> beak on curved trunk of tree repeatedly. When I got up there was no hollow
> there where they were making contact, but there may be a hollow at the end
> of that trunk/branch. I have seen sacred kingfishers calling and flying
> repeatedly to the lip of hollow early in breeding season, but as I stated
> there is no hollow where they were landing.
> At morning cuppa, there was a sacred kingfisher calling, which then came
> sat in tree in yard.
> A very pleasant welcome home. (this is not to mention the grey crowned
> babblers, yellow tinted honeyeaters, brown honeyeaters, white gaped
> honeyeaters and willie wagtails which pretty much are always around.
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