Gouldian Finch - Erythrura gouldiae

One of my targets during our latest trip to the Northern Territories was to see the colourful Gouldian Finches coming in to a waterhole for their morning drink. Late in the dry season is the best time for this because a lot of waterholes have dried up and it is therefore much easier to find the remaining ones and hope that the Gouldians have had the same idea. Darryl "Biggles" Binns who was with us on this trip organised by the Inala team had located a few possible places, but we needed to search regardless, because some of the waterholes were dry when we finally arrived. But on the last morning in the area around Pine Creek we were in the right spot at the right time and so a dream became true.

Here are the photos.

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