Sunday, 21 August 2011

Black-tailed Native Hen

Had a lovely afternoon at the Alice Springs Waste Stabilisation Plant with my youngest son, Moses. This was a first for him and it was wonderful to sit on the seat near the Date Palm and watch this bird, which Moses described as a "black chook"!

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

White-necked Heron

This white-necked heron was at Ormiston Gorge, about 130 kms west of Alice Springs. The past 18 months have seen a lot of rain compared to normal around this area, but the waterhole at Ormiston Gorge is a permanent waterhole attracting lots of birds and other animals.

Whistling Kite

This whistling kite preens itself and looks around.