Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Connells Lagoon Conservation Reserve by Banjo Waring

Last weekend I went with my brother, my dad, and a few other people from BirdLife Central Australia Branch to a place called Connells Lagoon Conservation Reserve. 
We had a lot of fun, eating marshmallows by the fire, kicking the footy around the camping area, going spotlighting, and seeing some birds on the Reserve.

One of the best times was watching Flock Bronzewings come to drink at a lagoon. This was a lifer for me.

I also saw some Zebra Finches
and Cockatiels

 and a few Golden-headed Cisticolas

 and this skink

and a few Willie Wagtails

and some more Zebra Finches

my brother had this grasshopper on his hat

and we saw this Australian Hobby at Tennant Creek on the way home

Monday, 8 July 2013

Mertons Water Monitor, Whistling Kite, and others at Litchfield NP and Rum Jungle Lake

Today we went to Litchfield National Park and Rum Jungle Lake from Batchelor where we are staying. The excitement was in the picnic area at Litchfield NP near Florence Falls. I saw two very large Merton's Water Monitors.

Merton's Water Monitor

We also saw some Whistling Kites in the trees near the monitors. We wondered if they were thinking they might be dinner, but they were too big. The Whistling Kites certainly seemed big when they were close up

Whistling Kite

While I was following the Mertons Water Monitors, I noticed this little dragon in amongst the rocks. I think it is a Gilberts Dragon

Gilberts Dragon

At Rum Jungle Lake, we saw lots of birds, here are a few:

Broad-billed Flycatcher

Lemon-bellied Flycatcher

and this Little Pied Cormorant was in the place we were swimming when we first arrived at the Picnic area at Florence Falls.
Little Pied Cormorant

Friday, 5 July 2013

My first selection of wildlife photos

I have collated these photos and I hope you enjoy them! These are all my own photos over the past 2 years.

Double-barred Finches

Green Ants Nest

Black Kite

 Saltwater Crocodile

Large group of Emus

Lace Monitor