Photographs and Adventures

Roadside Birds on Tablelands Highway, N.T.

Tablelands Highway stretches on for hundreds of kilometres through the Mitchell grass plains which was all very dry in this time of drought. These are some of the birds we spotted along the way:

Bustard, which is quite a big bird. Bigger than I had imagined.

Bustard, which is quite a big bird. Bigger than I had imagined.

Bustard in flight.

Bustard in flight.

Wedgetail Eagle perched on roadkill. (From a long way away!)

Wedgetail Eagle perched on roadkill. (From a long way away!)

Which also took off on our approach.

Which also took off on our approach.

Brolgas in front of termite mounds. The young one doesn't have the red on it's head.

Brolgas in front of termite mounds. The young one doesn’t yet have the red on it’s head.

Windmill at a roadside rest area, to provide water from the artesian basin for travellers.

Windmill at a roadside rest area, to provide water from the artesian basin for travellers.

The water at the rest areas attracts lots of little birds in this arid area.

The water at the rest areas attracts lots of little birds, such as these honey eaters,  in this arid area.

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2 responses

  1. I must declare im biased as an Aussie – but great photos!!

    August 13, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    • Thank you! And thanks for visiting. I am pleased you enjoy my photos.

      August 13, 2014 at 5:58 pm

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