7th-9th November 2014
Carnarvon area, Western Australia
The coastal mangroves near Carnarvon are at the southern limit of the ranges of both Mangrove Grey Fantail and Yellow White-eye and were the reason for me venturing the extra 200km north of Shark Bay. Both were relatively easy to find here although getting photos wasn't so straight forward since getting close to birds living in mangroves often involves wallowing around in deep sticky mud...
There are several locations near Carnarvon that possess permanent freshwater and it is worthwhile to check them all out as these are the places where birdlife is likely to be more concentrated. Diamond Doves were generally quite common around the watering holes.
Carnarvon is also near the southern limit of Blue-winged Kookaburra and I found the Eucalypts surrounding Chinamans Ponds to be particularly good for this species.
The colour of the Euro's fur blends in perfectly with the red rocks and sand of the surrounding desert and, despite their size, are often difficult to spot before they take flight.
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