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    Karumba bird watching tour

    July 15, 2021 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Up early this morning for a cruise along the Norman River, in the hope of seeing birds in the edges of the river. We had to wait about half an hour for stragglers who were not clearly understanding where the boat left. We were not positive ourselves.

    Off we went with a decent history lesson. This was a Catalina base for a short time during WW2. The zinc refinery and even a scuttled boat were points of interest. There were Black Kites circling around and visiting the boat for a fish treat.

    Soon we nosed into the mangroves at various points to observe many small birds. Red headed Honeyeater were plentiful and a few yellow silver eyes. Robins, mangrove fantail and a Herron were seen. Pam photgraphed these and more but sadly I was often too close to use my binoculars.

    It was a quite interesting tour with an enthusiastic group of birders.

    The GPS track runs a bit after we finished because I forgot to turn it off. I also had forgotten to turn it on immediately we started the tour, but you can see where we went in the boat.
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