This Brown Goshawk was spotted just outside of camp, these powerful bird hunting specialists are now becoming more frequently sighted as we enter into the start of their nesting season, where they will build their nests in old remains of other raptor nests or will construct a flattish stick nests in living trees (frequently seen in mistletoe clumps).
The long legs and toes of these birds is a feature of the Goshawks and Sparrowhawks with their long wings and tails alos used for rapid acceleration and fast manoeuvring which is required when chasing prey such as birds, reptiles, and small mammals through dense vegetation and woodland. The Brown Goshawk can be easily confused with the Collared Sparrowhawk but can be identified by being generally larger, longer toes and have a different call.
There is something special about being the only people in sight, simply floating on an airboat whilst being surrounded by a huge variety of birds, buffalo and other iconic NT wildlife. Add a breathtaking sunset across the floodplain with a glass of champagne and gourmet nibbles and you have entered a classic and memorable afternoon at Bamurru Plains.
We are absolutely delighted with the surprise proposal of Sam and Nicole this week ! The couple were on an airboat of all places, and Charlie our guide was equally surprised at the spontaneous proposal. Sam who was waiting for the right moment found it in the unexpected surprise of canapés and a bottle of sparkling as the sun set over the floodplain. With the confirmation of yes! The whole Bamurru team who have had the pleasure of spending two memorable days with this lovely couple and wish them many years of happiness and adventure.
Ching ching to Sam & Nicole !