Just near Rapid Creek the Water Gardens offered a rather different experience, with lush green plantings, ornamental ponds and fountains. A beautiful spot in the heat of the day. Sitting on a bench near one of the pools I amused myself trying to capture the little rufous-banded honeyeaters as they flew in and out of the water in a single movement. There were so many bee-eaters on the railings they looked like part of the ornamentation.
I only stayed long enough to eat my sandwich, but like everywhere else in darwin the park seemed to be full of birds.
White-bellied Cuckoo-Shrike Coracina papuensis (pictured above)
Mistletoebird Dicaeum hirundinaceum
Magpie Lark Grallina cyanoleuca
Black-faced Cuckoo-Shrike Coracina novaehollandiae
Rainbow Bee-eater Merops ornatus
Australian Figbird Sphecotheres vieilloti
White-gaped Honeyeater Lichenostomus unicolor
Brown Honeyeater Lichmera indistincta