A leaking tank at a wayside stop between Mataranka and Roper Bar provided a drink for some local seed eating birds.
Some Masked Finches were the smallest species in for a drink.
|Masked Finch – it had to share the site and bow out when larger and more numerous birds pushed in.|
|A quick drink before others barged in.|
|Peaceful Doves were in large numbers everywhere we went in the Top End. Here they push in for a drink and the Masked Finch had to wait.|
|There was only room for two birds to drink at a time.|
|If it were possible to know the number of Peaceful Doves in Australia it would be a very large number!|