After checking out old haunts such as Holmes Jungle around Darwin (see last post), we visited East Point, a leafy Darwin suburb with a scenic shoreline and plenty of relics from the World War II bombing of the city. A group of Yellow White-eyes and a Mangrove Golden Whistler were seen on the mangrove board-walk.
Orange-footed Scrub-fowl are ever present around Darwin - always a delight. Less delightful is the fact we were in Darwin for the culmination of celebrations for Territory Day. Fireworks all night long, all around the city's tinder-dry outer suburbs in the middle of the dry season. Needless to say, there were fires all over the place this morning; they continue burning tonight. (The NT is the only jurisdiction that allows unlimited use of recreational fireworks.)