Random thoughts from an amateur Aussie naturalist.
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
You can't go to Kakadu without going on a Yellow Water wetlands cruise. So we were there at the crack of dawn and for the next two hours enjoyed the delights of a wetland reflected in the still water and full of wildlife - Azure Kingfishers, Forest Kingfishers, Jabiru, Rainbow Bee-eaters, whistling-ducks, egrets, spoonbills, pygmy-geese, night-herons, a jacana dad with two chicks, sea-eagles, herons and whistling kites. I was most surprised and pleased with a pair of large Channel-billed Cuckoos calling loudly from a dead tree because I've never seen them before and I think they are probably returning from a visit to Asia slightly early this year.