The target species and the reason I flew all of those miles – Orange-bellied Parrots! I really am fond of the neophema family and I felt very priveledged to interact with this rare species.
It was fantastic to have timed my visit unwittingly with biologist and OBP expert Mark Holdsworth. Mark and his staff were super kind to me and let me hang out with them while they banded young Orange-bellies. Even as nestlings young males display the classic orange belly that gives this little neophema its name.
To top off a fantastic adventure I even got a brief look at a ground parrot which Mark and his crew flushed in the heath while we were out! Nothing worth mentioning footage-wise as I frantically pointed the camera at the flushed and fleeing bird, but still an enounter nonetheless!