Wildman Wilderness Lodge - Mary River National Park, Northern Territory

Comb-crested Jacana.   These birds walk on top of the lilies and appear to be walking on water.   They have very large feet compared to their body weight which enables them to do this.

Australian Darter.   This looked much like the American Anhinga.   Scott, our guide, told us they hunt fish underwater, using their bill as a spear.   They swim with their neck tucked back and then can thrust it forward quickly with force, and have been known to attack humans, aiming for their eyes.

Australian Darter, female.

Black-necked Stork.   While we found this bird very fascinating, he didn't wait around very long for us to photograph.

Blue-faced Honeyeater.   There is no mistaken this bird with his brilliant blue face.

Little Corella. He had just landed in this tree and seemed to be looking around.

He found a spot to land where he could grap one of the seed pods in his bill.

Hanging on to the branch, he used his other claw to hold the seed pod while he scooped out the fruit with his beak.

Groups of Little Corellas would forage on the ground in the open across the runway from our habitat.

Plumed Whistling Duck.   These birds are works of art.

Pied Heron. (to the right of the ducks)

Purple Gallinule.   We saw several of these on our trip but this was the best view we had of one.

Masked Lapwing.   These were also quite plentiful with this being our best photo.   They are actually Plovers, but our introduction to them was on land.

Masked Lapwings in flight.

Radjah Shelduck.   These ducks feed in shallow water and make their nests in trees.

Magpie Goose.   We found these grazing on land but they also feed in shallow water and build floating nests in the water.

Little-pied Cormorant.

Intermediate Egret.

Peaceful Dove.

Straw-necked Ibis.

Great Egret.

Intermediate Egret.

Glossy Ibis.

Glossy Ibis, with partially submerged Radjah Shelducks.

White-bellied Sea-eagle.   We were on the Mary River when we passed this one.   He had a good view of the river, which was his feeding ground.

Brown Falcon.

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