Longreach Water Hole, near Elliott, N.T.
A friend suggested we visit Longreach Water Hole, just north of Elliott. It is a free camping area, suitable for bush camping, with no facilities provided. It is also an absolute heaven for birdwatchers. There were literally thousands of birds of many different varieties, both in the air and on the water.
Fishing at Longreach Water Hole.
Pelicans in their thousands were also fishing in the waters of Lake Woods. This is only a small portion of the enormous flock.
Rainbow Bee Eaters were prolific, flitting through the trees.
White egret fishing in the shallows.
Birds of prey filled the air, circling endlessly.
The young Spoonbill followed it’s mother, calling incessantly to be fed.
Another Rainbow Bee Eater. The long tail feather indicates an adult bird.
A less welcome find were the Cane Toads which seem to have taken over the shallows.
In the evenings, we enjoyed a cosy camp fire.
Wading ibis silhouetted by the sunset.
A perfect, stunning sunset over the peaceful waters. This was a truly beautiful place to stay.