Headed up from Julia Creek (NW Queensland)
yesterday approx 180k's towards the Richmond to Croydon Road with the view of
catching up with some Queensland Gouldian Finches with Bob F from Mount
Isa. Unfortunately didnt find any but we found lots of goodies and much
sought after species in the 40 degree heat of the day including:
Inland Dotterel with
Oriental Plovers and Australian Pratincoles on
the side of a dirt road. This is interesting as the sighting was way out
of Inland Dotterel range...but hey we were inland....
300+ Black-throated Finches at one
small soak where an irrigation pipe had leaked and feral pigs had nuzzled out a
depression (photos available), 30 more birds at another location.
One flowering tree with 5 honeyeater species
including Singing, Black-chined (Golden-backed
form), Brown, Yellow-tinted and
Another tree with Black-faced
Woodswallow, Hooded Robin, Grey-crowed
Babler, Varied Sitella and Brown
Treecreeper (Black-backed form).
Paleheaded Rosella - Blue-cheeked
form (extreme western edge of range)
Crested Bellbird, 1000's of
Double-barred Finches, Collared Sparrowhawk,
Ground Cuckooshrike, Little
A homestead waterhole with heaps of birdlife
including Black-tailed Godwit, Red-tailed Black
Cockatoo, Great Bowerbird.
Spotted Nightjar on the road
coming back home to Julia Creek.
Plus heaps more common/usual spp.
Julia Creek, NW Qld