After work I drove south of Karratha along a quiet dirt road that wound it's way across an undulating plain of spinifex and shrubs between rocky hills, the track dipping from time to time into dry tree lined creeks while looking for what sorts of birds are about. A pair of Australian Bustards unhurriedly walked off, their heads held high and their bills tilted upwards. Zebra Finch were the most common flying up in groups from foraging on the ground beside the track.
As the sun went below the horizon darkness descended on the country.
Where the road crosses the upper reaches of the Nickol River water from late autumn rainfall remains. Many of the rivers and creeks in the Pilbara are still hold abundant supplies of water in pools like these.
What bird is this?
This is the list for the 29th April, 2014.