This pair of Blue-faced Honeyeaters Entomyzon cyanotis were sitting in a tree at the woodland garden alongside the public carpark at Darwin Airport in what is just a short walk from the airport terminal. Cyan(otis) is a modern aviation colour along with magenta. Both of these colours are used on electronic flight screens that are installed in modern aircraft cockpits. Cyan is used to display navigation tracks that change to magenta when the Flight Director controls the aircraft's navigation automatically.
Blue-faced honeyeaters are the doer-upperer's of the bird world by moving into the abandoned nests of babblers or friarbirds and this Grey-crowned Babbler Pomatostomus temporalis was not far away in the same woodland... and now is homeless...
... as was this Silver-crowned Friarbird Pilemon argenticeps. There are lots of birds within walking distance of Darwin Airport terminal. Go past the hotels and a pleasant riverside track follows Rapid Creek upstream through riparian woodland into a pandanus palm forest. There has been the occasional Saltie there so be beware.
Rapid Creek is so close to the airport and it all goes to prove that you don't have to go far to find interesting birds.